Microsymposium on Small RNA Biology

22 - 23 April, 2021

Vienna Biocenter, Campus-Vienna-Biocenter, Vienna, Austria
The „Microsymposium on Small RNA Biology“ is an international conference that brings together young scientists, junior and senior group leaders, and company representatives from all over the world to present and discuss their latest findings in the exciting field of small RNAs. The Microsymposium was founded in 2005 and has established itself as the major small RNA meeting in Europe. It is organized by the four research institutions IMBA, IMP, GMI and the Max Perutz Labs as well as by the RNA community of the Vienna BioCenter. In all three eukaryotic kingdoms, small regulatory RNAs play a key role in the silencing of gene expression at the post-transcriptional and the transcriptional level. They have central functions in the repression of viruses and transposons and they play essential roles in coordinating organismal development, physiological processes and human diseases, such as cancer. To strengthen the focus on the new generation of scientists, the Microsymposium invites—besides established leaders in the field— postdocs and PhD students (selected from submitted poster abstracts) as speakers. This allows the up-and-coming scientists to present their projects and results to a highly qualified, engaged and dynamic audience and is a major distinguishing factor from other conferences.

Microsymposium on Small RNA Biology


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22 - 23
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Microsymposium on Small RNA Biology

Vienna Biocenter, Campus-Vienna-Biocenter, Vienna, Austria

Agenda


13:00 - 13:15

Welcome & introduction, session1: Development 1

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Julius Brennecke

13:15 - 13:35

Modelling in C. elegans ALG-1 of hAgo1 mutations that cause neurodevelopmental disorders in humans: Global disruption microRNA function and downstream gene expression.

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Victor Ambros

13:35 - 13:55

Red queen and the lost boys: The role of RNAi in defending sex chromosome conflict

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Jeffrey Vedanayagam

13:55 - 14:15

Kill the messenger: dynamic regulation of maternal mRNA degradation in embryos

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Michal Rabani

14:15 - 14:30

Break

14:30 - 14:35

Session 2: RNA Localisation

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Clemens Plaschka

14:35 - 14:55

Cargo-directed regulation of microtubule-based mRNA transport

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Simon Bullock

14:55 - 15:15

Epiblast morphogenesis is controlled by selective mRNA decay triggered by LIN28A relocation

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Miha Modic

15:15 - 15:30

Break

15:30 - 16:45

PHD workshop 1

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

16:45 - 17:05

Break

17:05 - 17:10

Session 3: Translation

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Javier Martinez

17:10 - 17:30

A novel tRNA modification pathway and its link to pancreatic cancer

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Gunter Meister

17:30 - 17:50

Translation and codon usage regulate Argonaute slicer activity to trigger small RNA biogenesis.

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Meetali Singh

17:50 - 18:10

The translational landscape in SARS-CoV-2 infected cells

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Noam Stern-Ginossar

18:10 - 18:55

Long Break

18:55 - 19:00

Session 4: non-coding RNAs

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Luisa Cochella

19:00 - 19:20

Nurse cell-derived small RNAs define paternal epigenetic inheritance in Arabidopsis

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

James Walker

19:20 - 19:40

A viral RNA motif that hijacks microRNAs

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Luca Gebert

19:40 - 20:00

How A Small RNA Riboregulates Human Autophagy

Vienna BioCenter Lecture Hall

Matthias Hentze

20:00 - 21:00

Networking

Partners


Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology Austrian Academy of Sciences
Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology Austrian Academy of Sciences
Max Perutz Labs Vienna
Max Perutz Labs Vienna
RNA Society
RNA Society
SFB RNA deco
SFB RNA deco