Welcome

The RiboClub Annual Meeting aims at encouraging the exchange of ideas and stimulates collaborations between RNA biologists around the world. The meeting covers different topics related to the chemistry, structure and biology of RNA with emphasis on upcoming and debatable biological questions. In addition, every year the RiboClub puts the focus on a local or regional RNA group to highlight their efforts and introduce them to the international community.
The meeting format provides principal investigators the opportunity to present their point of views on the current state of knowledge and ignite the curiosity of young scientists. The meeting size and the location give ample opportunity for discussions and interactions, so bring your thinking hat to uncover the next big idea, as well as hiking shoes to samples the fall colors.
Registration fees are subsidized to encourage the participation of students and upcoming researchers. All laboratory members are invited to attend, listen to the presentations of leading scientists and participate in poster competition.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Mount Orford.

September 25-28, 2017 at the Hôtel Chéribourg

In partnership with

Swiss National Center of Competence in RNA & Disease

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Flavour of the year

RNPs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Insights into RNA-protein complex assembly and function in health and disease.

 
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July 10 – Registration and abstract deadline
September 2 – Late registration deadline. No abstract accepted

 

Session chairs will select talks from submitted abstracts

 

Previous Featured Speakers

YEARFEATURED SPEAKER

2016

Adrian R. Ferré-D.Amaré
NIH, Bethesda, USA
RNA mimics of GFP and RFP: new tools for the in vivo study of noncoding RNAs

2016

Alexander Mankin
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
Ribo-T, the ribosome with covalently linked subunits

2016

Beate Schwer
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
The role of RNA polymerase II CTD phospho-sites in the repression of pho1 gene expression by lncRNA transcription

2016

David Bentley
University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Spatial and kinetic coupling of co-transcriptional processes in mRNA synthesis

2016

David Engelke
University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Aggregation and amyloid fiber formation by Mod5 is affected by RNA binding

2016

Andrey S. Krasilnikov
Penn State University, University Park, USA
Proteins in catalytic RNPs: from RNase P to telomerase

2016

Gisela Storz
NIH, Bethesda, USA
Not just ncRNAs: overlap between protein coding and regulation

2016

Jingyi Fei
The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Determination of in vivo regulation kinetics of small non-coding RNA in bacteria

2016

Éric Massé
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
The RNA chaperone Hfq directly binds target mRNAs to promote sRNA-mediated cleavage

2016

Ben Luisi
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
The dynamic machinery of RNA degradation, processing and riboregulation in E. coli

2016

Sean A. McKenna
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Recognition of unique RNA structures by quadruplex helicases and their functional consequences

2016

Jean-Pierre Perreault
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
The G-Quadruplex Translation Regulation of BAG-1; an mRNA Involved in Colorectal Cancer

2016

Elissa Lei
NIH, Bethesda, USA
Argonaute2 functions with LaminB to Mediate Transcriptional Silencing of Spermatogenesis Genes

2016

Jonathan D. Dinman
University of Maryland, College Park, USA
A programmed ribosomal frameshifting defect potentiates the transforming activity of the JAK2-V617F mutation

2016

Jean Schaffer
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA
Rpl13a snoRNAs are critical mediators of metabolic stress

2016

Michelle Scott
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Small nucleolar RNAs as regulators of gene expression

2016

Denis L.J. Lafontaine
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Charleroi, Belgium
The human box C/D snoRNAs U3 and U8 are required for pre-rRNA processing and tumorigenesis

2016

Stephen Rader
University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada
A single LSm complex in C. merolae associated with splicing factors

2016

Tony Russell
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada
Characterization of snRNAs, snoRNAs and other ncRNAs, and their protein binding partners in model protists

2016

Andrea Barta
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
The fate of alternative spliced transcripts in plants

2016

Arthur Günzl
UConn Health, Farmington, USA
Deciphering the spliced leader trans splicing machinery in trypanosomes

2016

Brenton Graveley
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA
Comprehensive Characterization of the Functional RNA Elements Encoded in the Human Genome

2016

Daniel Larson
NIH, Bethesda, USA
Regulation of Transcription and Splicing in Single Cells: Understanding Heterogeneity in Gene Expression

2016

John L. Woolford Jr.
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Remodeling events driving ribosome assembly in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

2016

Jean-Louis Mergny
Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Quadruplexes are everywhere!

2015

Utz Fischer
University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Mechanistic dissection of UsnRNP biogenesis and its role in disease

2015

Eric Westhof
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France
Non-Watson-Crick base pairs, RNA architectural modules and recognition fidelity in translation

2015

Witold Filipowicz
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
Mechanism and Regulation of miRNA-mediated Repression in Cultured Cells and Mouse Retina

2015

Martine Simonelig
Institute of Human Genetics, Montpellier, France
Messenger RNA regulation by the piRNA pathway in drosophila

2015

Bertrand Seraphin
IGBMC, Illkirch, France
Starting from the end: From eukaryotic mRNA decay mechanisms to diseases

2015

Bryan R. Cullen
Duke University, Durham, USA
Viruses and microRNAs

2015

Robert Feil
IGMM, Montpellier, France
Role of non-coding RNAs in mammalian genomic imprinting

2015

Michael Kiebler
LMU, Munich, Germany
The role of RNA-binding proteins in dendritic mRNA localization

2015

Edouard Bertrand
IGMM, Montpellier, France
Systematic analysis of the sub-cellular localization of mRNAs coding for motor proteins

2015

Howard Lipshitz
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Spatial and temporal control of the maternal-to-zygotic transition in Drosophila

2015

Nahum Sonenberg
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Translational control by the eIF4E homolog, 4EHP

2015

Jeffrey Kieft
University of Colorado, Aurora, USA
Structure and function of viral RNAs that manipulate or co-opt host cell machinery

2015

Rachel Green
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baltimore, USA
Messenger RNA surveillance revealed by biochemistry and ribosome profiling

2015

Paul McKellips
One Health Research, Washington D.C., USA
The Miracle

2015

Alain Jacquier
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Quality control of transcription start site selection by nonsense-mediated-mRNA decay

2015

Gene Yeo
UC San Diego, La Jolla, USA
Large-scale discovery of RNA binding sites and assigning of functions to RNA binding proteins

2015

Jeffrey Pleiss
Cornell University, New York, USA
Widespread alternative and aberrant splicing revealed by lariat sequencing

2015

Mathieu Quesnel-Vallières
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Role of a neuronal-specific alternative splicing regulatory network in autism spectrum disorders

2015

Benoit Chabot
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Connecting DNA damage to the alternative splicing of apoptotic and DNA repair genes

2015

Karla Neugebauer
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
Co-transcriptional splicing: full speed ahead!

2015

Jamal Tazi
IGMM, Montpellier, France
Durable control of viral rebound with a new drug ABX464 targeting Rev . mediated viral RNA biogenesis

2015

Thomas Cooper
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
Alternative splicing regulatory networks in development and their disruption in disease

2015

Mariano Garcia Blanco
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
The RNA helicase DDX39B regulates alternative splicing of the interleukin-7 receptor exon 6 and is a novel susceptibility gene for Multiple Sclerosis

2015

Wenqian Hu
Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA
Regulation of erythropoiesis by mRNA-binding proteins

2015

Adrian Krainer
The old Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA
Mechanism-based antisense therapy targeting splicing or NMD

2015

Charles Thornton
University of Rochester, Rochester, USA
RNA-targeted treatment for myotonic dystrophy

2015

Nicholas Ingolia
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Rocaglamide A converts RNA helicase eIF4A into a sequence-specific translational repressor

2014

Shu-ou Shan
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Molecular Mechanism of an Essential Targeting Machine

2014

Brian Nosek
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Scientific Utopia: Improving Openness and Reproducibility in Scientific Research

2014

Christina Smolke
Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Designing synthetic regulatory RNAs: new tools for temporal and spatial control in biological systems

2014

Ron Breaker
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Prospects for Ribozyme Discovery and Analysis

2014

Eduardo Groisman
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Gene control by bacterial mRNA leaders

2014

Haifan Lin
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Retrotransposons and pseudogenes regulate mRNAs and lincRNAs via the piRNA pathway in the germline

2014

Matt Simon
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Insight into lncRNA function and mechanism using capture hybridization analysis

2014

Philip C. Bevilacqua
Penn State University, State College, USA
Combining experiments with theory to obtain deeper insight into ribozyme mechanism

2014

Peter Baumann
Stowers Institute, Kansas City, USA
Telomerase biogenesis, stability and regulation in fission yeasts and other fungi

2014

Julian Chen
Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA
Divergent structure and mechanism of telomerase ribonucleoprotein

2014

Nikolaus Rajewsky
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Regulatory RNAs

2014

Alan Lambowitz
The University of Texas, Austin, USA
Mobile Group II Introns: Mechanisms, Evolution, and Biotechnological Applications

2014

Antonio Giraldez
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Gene regulation during embryonic development from microRNAs to micropeptides

2014

Wendy Gilbert
MIT, Cambridge, USA
Pseudouridine profiling (Pseudo-seq) reveals widespread regulated mRNA pseudouridylation in yeast and human cells

2014

Joan Steitz
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Structural Insights into the Stabilization of MALAT1 Noncoding RNA by Formation of a Bipartite Triple Helix

2014

Jens Lykke-Andersen
UC San Diego, San Diego, USA
Target discrimination in the nonsense-mediated decay pathway is governed by the differential ability of mRNPs to promote ATPase-powered UPF1 release

2014

Ian Eperon
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
RNA splicing: still in Plato's cave?

2014

Hervé Le Hir
IBENS, Paris, France
The versatility of RNA helicases highlighted by the Exon Junction Complex

2014

Sandra Wolin
Yale University, New Haven, USA
A new class of bacterial noncoding RNAs that are tRNA mimics

2014

Javier Martinez
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria
The human tRNA ligase complex and Archease: A dual enzyme with functions beyond tRNA splicing

2014

John Rinn
Harvard University and Medical School, Cambridge, USA
RNA binding proteins interact specifically with transposable element sequence in human genes

2014

Susan Baserga
Yale University, New Haven, USA
RNA polymerase I transcription and craniofacial dysmorphology

2014

Maria Barna
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, USA
Specialized Ribosomes: A new frontier in gene regulation, organismal development and evolution

2013

Tsutomu Suzuki
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
RNA modifications as naturally-selected chemical diversity involved in various biological processes

2013

Piero Carninci
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Kobe, Japan
The complexity of mammalian transcription

2013

Shinichi Nakagawa
RIKEN, Hirosawa, Japan
Functional analyses of abundant nuclear long noncoding RNAs

2013

André Verdel
Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
RNA-mediated epigenetic silencing in fission yeast

2013

Fabrizio d.Adda di Fagagna
IFOM Foundation, Milan, Italy
The direct role of nuclear non coding RNAs at sites of DNA damage in the control of genome integrity

2013

Toshifumi Inada
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Novel E3 ubiquitin ligase is required for an endonucleolytic cleavage of mRNA by translation arrest

2013

Roy Parker
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
The eukaryotic mRNA cycle: Movement of yeast mRNAs between polysomes, stress granules, and P-bodies and its role in the control of translation and degradation

2013

Alan Bernstein
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Toronto, Canada
My life as an RNA molecule

2013

Danesh Moazed
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
RNAi-mediated heterochromatin formation

2013

Matthew Levy
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
Aptamer-targeted antigen delivery

2013

Hiroaki Suga
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Genetic code reprogramming for the expression of de novo macrocycles

2013

Feng Zhang
Broad Institute of MIT, Boston, USA
Genome Engineering: Technologies and Applications

2013

Kurt Fredrick
The Ohio State University, Columbia, USA
Learning from ribosomes that make mistakes

2013

Christian Spahn
Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany
Structure and structural dynamics of mammalian ribosomal complexes during translation elongation

2013

Harry Noller
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Structural Changes in the Ribosome During Translocation

2013

Doug Black
UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Splicing kinetics and transcript release from the chromatin compartment limit the rate of Lipid-A induced gene expression

2013

Stefan Stamm
University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
Regulation of gene expression by processed snoRNAs

2013

John Mattick
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
The hidden layer of regulatory RNA in human development

2013

Mikiko Siomi
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Biogenesis of PIWI-interacting RNAs

2012

Georgios Skiniotis
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Molecular Architecture of a Late 40S Ribosome Assembly Intermediate

2012

Eric Lai
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New-York, USA
Biogenesis and function of microRNAs

2012

Gary Bassell
Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Regulation of local mRNA translation by the fragile x mental retardation protein and microRNAs

2012

Matt Disney
The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, USA
Rational Design of Small Molecules Targeting RNA from Sequence

2012

Ellen Welch
PTC Therapeutics Inc., South Plainfield, USA
Identifying small molecules for the treatment of orphan diseases

2012

Maurice Swanson
University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
The Expanding Universe of RNA-Mediated Disease

2012

Craig Mello
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
Surveillance of transcription and persistent silencing of foreign sequences in the C. elegans germline

2012

Jeanne Lawrence
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
XIST RNA in Chromosome Regulation and Architecture: Implications for the Repeat Genome

2012

Kristen Lynch
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Regulation of splicing through extended spliceosomal contacts

2012

Andrei Korostelev
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
Mechanistic insights into translation termination

2012

Bill Theurkauf
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
Organization of a transposon silencing compartment

2012

Victor Ambros
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
MicroRNA pathways link development and stress responses in C. elegans

2012

Wade C. Winkler
University of Maryland College Park, USA
Regulatory RNAs in Bacillus subtilis

2012

Larry Gold
Somalogic Inc., University of Colorado, USA
Human Proteomics at Scale: SOMAmers and the SOMAscan Platform

2012

Mike Kiledjian
Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA
mRNA 5´-end Quality Control

2012

Jeff Coller
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Decapping of coding and non-coding RNAs

2012

Melissa Moore
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
Nuclear RNP Egress by Nuclear Envelope Budding

2012

Allan Jacobson
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
NMD and the dynamic interactions of yeast Upf factors

2012

Joseph Gall
Carnegie Institute of Science, USA
Revisiting Lampbrush Chromosomes

2012

James Manley
Columbia University, New-York, USA
Processing of mRNA precursors and links to human disease

2011

Jennifer Doudna
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Dicing and Beyond: Regulatory RNA in Humans and Bacteria

2011

James E. Dahlberg
University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Limiting Ago proteins restricts RNAi during X. laevis early development

2011

Paul Fox
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, USA
The GAIT system and the "translational trickle" control mechanism

2011

Martin Dutertre
Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France
Alteration of the coupling between transcription and splicing hits the core of the genotoxic stress response

2011

David Wassarman
University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
Control of alternative splicing by signal-dependent degradation of splicing regulatory proteins

2011

Andrew White
York University, Canada
Regulation of RNA virus processes by long-range RNA-RNA interactions

2011

Biao Ding
Ohio State University, USA
RNA motif-mediated intercellular RNA trafficking

2011

Andrés Aguilera
CABIMER, Sevilla, Spain
Factors and mechanisms connecting mRNP biogenesis and genome instability

2011

David Zappulla
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Telomerase RNP mechanism in yeast: determining the limits of flexibility within the 1157-nt RNA

2011

Frédéric Allain
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Zürich, Switzerland
Guanine recognitions by Lin28 zinc-binding domains and SR protein RRMs

2011

Robert Batey
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Riboswitches

2011

Gary Ruvkun
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Small RNAs of C. elegans

2011

Françoise Stutz
Université de Genève, Switzerland
Characterization of antisense mediated transcriptional gene silencing

2011

Jody Puglisi
Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Dynamics of Translation Initiation

2011

David Rueda
Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
RNA Folding Memory Effects

2011

Robert Singer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, USA
Single molecule mRNA decay measurements reveal promoter regulated mRNA stability in yeast

2011

David Grünwald
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Crossing The Gate: Imaging mRNAs with Millisecond Time Resolution Inside Living Cells

2011

Peter Moore
Yale University, USA
How We Got Here: an Informal History of the Structural Biology of RNA

2011

Domenico Libri
Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, Paris, France
A comprehensive analysis of exosome targets in yeast S. cerevisiae

2010

Jörg Vogel
University of Wurzburg, Germany
Bacterial small RNAs have come a long way

2010

Marvin Wickens
University of Wisconsin, Madisson, USA
Proteins that control mRNAs: from finding a partner to making a memory

2010

Paul Myers
University og Minnesota, Morris, USA
Communicating science to a fickle public

2009

Jack Szostack
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
The Origin of Life and the Emergence of Darwinian Evolution

2009

Phillip Sharp
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge , MA
Ribonicleotides in Life

2009

Timothy W. Nilsen
Case Western Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Clevland, OH
Overview of the current state of RNA Molecular Biology

2009

W. Ford Doolittle
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Why are molecular machines such as the editosome, the spliceosome and the ribosome so ridiculously complex?

2009

Sandra Wolin
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
One ring to find them: A bacterial Ro protein adapts an exoribonuclease for stress-induced RNA decay

2009

Roy Parker
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The Eukaryotic mRNA Cycle: Movement of yeast mRNAs between polysomes, stress granules, and P-bodies and its role in the control of translation and degradation

2009

David Tollervey
Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology and Centre for System Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Same Cracking Results with RNA

2009

Gideon Dreyfuss
University of Pennsylvania School of Medecine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ribonucleoproteins in mRNA processing and disease

2009

Paul Griffiths
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
The Evolving Concept of Homology

2009

Robert Darnell
The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Decoding protein-RNA regulation with HITS-CLIP maps

2009

Mariano Garcia-Blanco
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Imaging splicing reveals phenotypic transitions in cancer cells

2009

Tom Maniatis
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
A Possible Role of RNA Metabolism in ALS Disease Mechanisms

2009

Alan Hinnebusch
Laboratory of Gene Regulation and Development, Bethesda, MD
Structural elements in elF1A regulate AUG selection by controlling distinct modes of initiator binding tot he preinitiation complex

2009

Thomas Steitz
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Understanding function from structures of elongation factors, tRNAs and antibiotics bound to the 70S ribosome

2009

Nahum Sonenberg
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Translational Control of Cell Proliferation by the 4E-Binding Proteins

2009

Victor Ambros
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
MicroRNA Pathways in animal development

2009

Joan Steitz
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Regulating the activity of MicroRNAs in vertebrate cells

2009

Lynne Maquat
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Regulation of gene expression through quality-control and condition-dependant mechanisms of mRNA decay

2009

Shiv Grewal
Natinal Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
RNAi-mediated Epigenetic control of the genome

2009

Robin Allshire
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Synthetic heterochromatin can bypass RNAi to from heterochromatin and functional centromeres

2009

Jef Boeke
Johns Hopins University, Baltimore, MD
Building Saccharomyces cerevisiae v2.0: The Synthetic Yeast genome project

2009

Ronald Breaker
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Large Noncoding RNAs in bacteria

2009

Alan Lambowitz
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Mobile group II introns: site-specific integration into DNA and application in gene targeting

2009

Allan Jacobson
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcestor, MA
Genetic nonsense: from bench to beside

2009

Muthiah Manoharan
Alnylam Pharmaceticals, MassachusettsUniversity of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Making siRNA into drugs using chemistry

2009

Peter Campochiaro
Johns Hopkins University,School of Medecine, Baltimore, MD
Toll-like receptor 3 is falsely accused

2009

Alexander Rich
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Teh ERA of RNA awakening: structural biology of RNA in the Early Years

2008

Reinhard Lührmann
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
At the heart of the splicesome

2008

Karla M. Neugebauer
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
What is necessary for gender equality in science?

2008

Susan Gottesman
National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Network of small RNAs and their regulators E.coli

2007

Gideon Dreyfuss
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
The SMN complex: a molecular assembly machine for RNPs

2007

Jack Szostak
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Towards the design and synthesis of a simple artificial cell

2007

Boyan Konforti
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
The editorial process and the habits of effective authors

2006

Dorit Zuk
Molecular Cell,
Life as Scientific Editor

2006

Robert Darnell
The Rockfeller University, New York, USA
Modular regulation of RNA in the brain

2006

Jef Boeke
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Retrotransposons - gene mobilization through an RNA intermediate

2005

Ronald Breaker
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Genetic control by riboswitches and ribozymes

2005

Alan Weiner
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
CCA-adding enzymes: Sequence-specific RNA polymerases with no nucleic acid template

2004

David Bartel
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA
Small Regulatory RNAs in animals and plants

2004

Kazunari Taira
University of Tokyo, Japan
RNA-based rapid identification of functional genes

2003

Sandra Wolin
Yale University, New Heaven, USA
RNA folding and misfolding within cells: lessons from patients with autoimmune disease

2003

Brenda Bass
University of UTAH, Salt Lake City, USA
dsRNA binding proteins in RNA editing and RNAi

2002

Lynne Maquat
University of Rochester, Rochester, USA
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in mammalian cells: Evidence for a pioneer round of translation

2002

Joachim Frank
Wadsworth Center, New York, USA
The dynamics of ribosome-ligand interaction as explored by cryo-EM

2001

Iain Mattaj
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

2001

Phillip Sharp
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

2000

Sidney Altman
Yale University, New Heaven, USA

2000

Nahum Sonenberg
McGill University, Montréal, Canada

2017

Peter Sarnow
Stanford University, Stanford, USA
From bench to clinical trial: microRNA 122 as an antiviral target for hepatitis C virus

2017

Jack Szostak
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Advances in Nonenzymatic Template-Directed Primer Extension

2017

Norbert Polacek
University of Bern, Bern, Swiss
The multifaceted roles of ribosome-associated ncRNAs (rancRNAs)

2017

Juan Mata
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Transcriptional and translational responses to amino acid starvation: no homology required

2017

Martine Collart
University of Geneva Medical School, Geneva, Swiss
Ccr4-Not is at the core of the gene expression circuitry

2017

Melissa Moore
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
Spliceosome profiling and footprinting: New tools for intron discovery and alternative pre-mRNA processing pathway analysis

2017

Helge Grosshans
Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Swiss
Two distinct transcription termination modes dictated by promoters

2017

Martin Jinek
University of Zurich, Zurich, Swiss
Structural insights into RNA-guided genome editor nucleases

2017

Constance Ciaudo
ETH Zürich, Zürich, Swiss
Non-canonical function of DGCR8 controls mESCs exit from pluripotency

2017

Catherine Dargemont
Paris Diderot University, Paris, France
The mRNA journey from chromatin to nuclear pore complex

2017

Omar Abdel-Wahab
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
Understanding and Targeting Spliceosomal Gene Mutations in Cancer

2017

Gabriele Varani
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Structure, evolution and targeting of non coding RNAs

2017

Juan Alfonzo
Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
A deaminase and a methyltransferase that act co-dependently to edit and modify tRNA at a single site

2017

Thomas Preiss
Australian National Univeristy, Acton, Australia
Investigating the function of 5-methylcytosine in coding and noncoding RNA

2017

Robert J Schneider
NYU School of Medicine, New York, USARole of mRNA Decay Protein AUF1 in Muscle Stem Cell Differentiation and Disease

2017

Oliver Mühlemann
University of Berne, Berne, Swiss
Comparing “normal” and NMD-sensitive mRNPs and their behaviour in translation termination

2017

Georg Stoecklin
University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Control of Cell Cycle Checkpoint Activation and Genome Stability by the RNA-Binding Protein TIAR

2017

Andrzej Dziembowski
Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Warszawa, Poland
The FAM46C gene encodes a cytoplasmic non-canonical poly(A) polymerase and acts as an onco-suppressor in multiple myeloma

2017

Kristian Baker
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Isolation and characterization of an NMD mRNP from yeast provides mechanistic insight into recognition and rapid degradation of nonsense-containing mRNAs

2017

Frédéric Allain
ETH Zürich, Zurich, Swiss
The solution structure of FUS bound to RNA reveal a bipartite mode of RNA recognition with both sequence and shape specificities

2017

Magdalini Polymenidou
University of Zurich, Zurich, Swiss
The role of cellular stress in the initiation of FUS pathology

2017

Simon Alberti
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
RNP granules: how they form, age and cause disease

2017

Ueli Schibler
University of Geneva, Geneva, Swiss
Research in life sciences: hypothesis or discovery-driven?

Previous Meetings

September 25-28, 2017 at the Hôtel Chéribourg

In partnership with

Swiss National Center of Competence in RNA & Disease

Photos      Program      Poster
 
Flavour of the year

RNPs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Insights into RNA-protein complex assembly and function in health and disease.

 
Keynote speakers:
 
Featured Speakers: