RNA Transport Meeting 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany

The directional transport of mRNAs along the cytoskeleton and their local translation is an important mechanism of gene regulation in eukaryotes. Motor-protein containing, RNA-transporting complexes are highly dynamic and change their composition during the life of an mRNA from transcription to degradation.  The conference aims to bring together various experts from a broad field of RNA biology with the goal of representing the current state of the mRNA-localization field and to discuss future directions.

Travel fellowships for students and postdocs are available! Selected abstracts will be chosen for short talks.

More details including registration are available at the website:

Keynote Lectures:
Christine Mayr (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)
Erin Schuman (MPI for Brain Research, Germany)

Confirmed Speakers:
Simon Bullock (MRC LMB, UK)
Jeffrey A. Chao (FMI, Switzerland)
Marina Chekulaeva (MDC, Germany)
Barbara Conradt (LMU Munich, Germany)
Anne Ephrussi (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
Jeff Gerst (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Amy Gladfelter (University Chapel Hill, USA)
Torben Heick Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Julian König (IMB, Germany)
Peter Lukavsky (CEITEC, Czech Republic)
Markus Landthaler (MDC, Germany)
Sebastian Maurer (CRG, ES)
Stavroula Mili (NCI-CCR, USA)
Michaela Müller-McNicoll (Frankfurt University, Germany)
Michael Sattler (TU München & Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
Anne Spang (Biocenter Basel, Switzerland)
Tatjana Tchumatchenko (MPI for Brain Research, Germany)
Jernej Ule (Francis Crick Institute, UK)
Henning Urlaub (MPI for Biophys. Chemistry, Germany)

The meeting is supported by the German research network FOR2333 on RNA localization (http://www.for2333.de).

Conference organizers:
Michael Feldbrügge (Düsseldorf University, DE)
Ralf-Peter Jansen (Tübingen University, DE)
Dierk Niessing (Ulm University & Helmholtz Zentrum München)