Regulating with RNA in Bacteria and Archaea Conference
In the past decade it has become clear that regulatory RNAs allow bacteria and archaea to respond to a wide range of changes in their environmental conditions, and that much more of the genome is transcribed than ever imagined. This conference is the fourth in a series of extremely successful meetings exploring the latest findings regarding this important class of regulators. The conference will be a premier forum for the presentation of cutting-edge advances and the latest perspectives in the areas of discovery, mechanism, structure and evolution of bacterial riboregulators. Sessions will cover prominent and emerging roles of small RNAs in regulatory networks as well as their diverse mechanisms of action. Other sessions will address how RNA-binding proteins and ribonucleases impact sRNA function. Riboswitches and other signals within mRNA that affect the stability or translation of the message as well as the important RNA-based CRISPR immunity against invading genetic elements also will be discussed. Finally, regulatory RNAs will be considered from broader evolutionary, systems and synthetic biology perspectives. In addition to featuring scientists invited from around the world, the program will include 20 speakers selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. This flexibility in programming allows inclusion of exciting late-breaking advances and will promote high visibility of rising young investigators. This meeting aims at bringing together researchers of all stages using diverse approaches to study many aspects of RNA regulation in a variety of systems, the main goal being to share novel insights, establish collaborations and facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas among investigators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
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The Conference Chairs
University of Illinois
John van der Oost
National Institutes of Health
Talk Consideration Deadline: 7th September 2015 Closed………. Poster Submission Deadline: 7th October 2015
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5th December 2015 – 8th December 2015
The Omni Cancun Hotel is a five-star, “Gran Tourism” resort nestled between the dazzling Mexican Caribbean and secluded Nichupte Lagoon on Cancun Island. It offers stylish 5 Star all-inclusive accommodation in a beautiful location, overlooking expansive swathes of white sandy beach. Capturing the spirit and tradition of the Mayan culture, the resort is elegant and contemporary, surrounded by acres of tropical gardens that lead down to the sea. The three cascading zero-entry swimming pools are a definite highlight, with swim-up pool bar, sunken chaise lounges and a unique ocean view Mega Jacuzzi seating up to 35 people.
Eating and drinking at the Omni Cancun is a real treat with 7 restaurants offering a wide choice including Italian, Mexican, Indonesian, Sushi, rotating themed buffet and seafood. For drinks, there are 5 bars including the Kukus Jacuzzi Beach Bar or you could head to the Lobby Bar to sample their delicious Martini Menu and listen to live music in the evening – a great way to round off another perfect conference day!
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Small RNAS and small ORFs in Listeria
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Hfq gymnastics: alternative modes of sRNA and mRNA utilization of Hfq
The biochemical RNA landscape of a cell revealed by Grad-seq
The EMBO Keynote Lecture
University of Cambridge
The extreme elements of riboregulation – from RNA stabilisation to activated degradation
Single molecule investigations of dCas9 kinetics in living cells
University of Illinois
Determination of in vivo regulation kinetics of small non-coding RNA in bacteria
The University of Otago
Spacer acquisition by CRISPR-Cas adaptive immune systems
Cofactor-linked regulatory RNAs in bacteria
A new class of bacterial ncRNAs that are tRNA mimics
Université de Sherbrooke
Study of riboswitch regulation mechanisms modulating mRNA levels
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Bacterial Operons
Towards the global RNA structurome of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
University of Freiburg
Differential translation as a means to fine-tune protein production
Spanish National Research Council, CSIC
Post-transcriptional regulation mediated by 3’ mRNA regions in bacteria
Montana State University
A CRISPR response to viruses that infect bacteria
University of Maryland
Discovery of RNA elements involved in processive antitermination
University of Würzburg
Université de Sherbrooke
University of Texas at Austin
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
University of Freiburg
Weizmann Institute of Science
University of Massachusetts
University of Kiel
North Carolina State University
University of Georgia
University of California, Berkeley
Umass Medical School
University of Tennessee
University of Würzburg
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Texas
Portland State University
CNRS-Architecture et Réactivité de l’ARN
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology Marburg
CNRS – Architecture et Réactivité de l’ARN
Broad Institute and MIT
A copy of the conference programme can be viewed by using the link below.
Please Note: This programme is subject to change. The programme will be updated regularly as information is received and we will always display the most current version here. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.
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*Please Note: The Earlybird Rate of $670 is valid for those who register and pay in full by 31st August 2015. After this date, the Event Pass will return to the standard price of $799.
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*Please Note: The Earlybird Rate for the Sharer option of $899 was valid for those who paid in full by 31st August 2015. After this date, the fee has returned to the standard price of $1050.
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