Running October 9-12, 2013 the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is organising a symposium on "The Non-Coding Genome" and is kindly inviting you to participate in this event taking place in Heidelberg, Germany.
In the 50 years since RNA was identified as a central component in the flow of genetic information, it has become increasingly clear that RNA is more than a mere messenger and performs many diverse and interesting functions. RNAs are known to play central roles across numerous biological processes required for cell viability and function. Moreover, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes are pervasively transcribed to generated many additional RNAs with unknown functions, raising the question: What else does RNA do?
Aims of the event
This symposium will explore the diverse, dynamic and multifaceted roles of RNA across a spectrum of cellular processes. Yet, framed in interdisciplinary discussion of the roles of non-coding RNAs with the aim of enhancing our understanding of gene regulation and function. Topics will include recent discoveries in the fields of prokaryotic and eukaryotic long and short non-coding RNAs. Collectively aiming to further understand the non-coding RNA transcriptional and regulatory landscape.
Non-coding RNAs in prokaryotes
miRNAs: biogenesis, function and mechanisms
siRNAs and piRNAs
Transcriptional gene silencing
Silencing mechanisms in plants
Imprinting, dosage compensation
Long non-coding RNAs
Non-coding RNAs of unknown function
- David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Marc Bühler, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
- Howard Y. Chang, Stanford University, USA
- Jennifer A. Doudna, University of California, Berkeley and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
- Witold Filipowicz, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
- Antonio J. Giraldez, Yale University, USA
- Shiv Grewal, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USA
- Edith Heard, Institut Curie, France
- Narry V. Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
- Jeannie T. Lee, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Harvard Medical School, USA
- John Mattick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
- Eric Olson, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
- Dinshaw J. Patel, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
- Mikiko C. Siomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
- John Van der Oost, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Olivier Voinnet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
- Gerhart Wagner, Uppsala University, Sweden
Craig C. Mello, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Travel Grants and Registration Fee Waivers
Registration Fee Waivers and Travel Grants are available for young researchers for the EMBO I EMBO Symposia Series. Please indicate your interest for a Registration Fee Waiver or Travel Grant or both when submitting your abstract.