New Developments in RNA Biology

Since RNA emerged from the shadow of DNA it has become one of the hottest research areas of molecular biology. The study of RNA biology has implications for many diseases as well as for understanding regulation of gene expression, translation, and ultimately evolution. In recent years, ribozymes, miRNA, siRNAs and many other functional noncoding RNA types have been discovered and evidences indicate that RNA dictates the expression of genetic information and the control of metabolism. RNA is also deeply involved with the movement of high-order complex characteristics during development, differentiation, and the onset of diseases. The major objective of the workshop is to promote the dialog between experts concerned with different areas of RNA Biology such as (a) Transcription, (b) Ribosomal RNA/tRNA, (c) RNA structure, (d) RNA degradation and quality control, and (e) Small RNAs.
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Steve Busby


Univ. Birmingham
UK

Prokaryotic transcription-promoters

Leonor Cancela


Univ. Algarve
Portugal

Alternative transcription +RNA editing and evolution

Maria Carmo-Fonseca


Univ. Lisbon
Portugal

RNA traffic and pathogenesis

Ribosomal RNA

/ tRNA


Rick Gourse


Univ. Wisconsin
USA

Ribosome synthesis

Venky Ramakrishdan


MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
UK

Ribosomal structure

Manuel Santos


Univ. Aveiro
Portugal

tRNAs and evolution

RNA structure


Eric Westhof


Univ. Strasbourg
France

RNA structure

Jean-Jacques Toulmé


Univ. Bordeaux
France

RNA aptamers

F. Naberhaus


Ruhr-Univ. Bochum
Germany

RNA thermosensors

RNA degradation

/ Quality control


Cecília M. Arraiano


Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

RNases and prokaryotic RNA decay

T. Jensen


Aarhus University
Denmark

RNA degradation in humans

Lynne Maquat


Univ. of Rochester
USA

Nonsense mediated decay

Luísa Romão

National Health InstitutePortugal

NMD in disease

Small RNAs


Gigi Storz

NIH-Bethesda
USA

Small RNAs in bacteria

John Van der Oost


Univ. Wageningen
Nederlands

CRISPr RNAs

Craig Mello *


Univ. Massachussets
USA

RNA interference

W. Filipowitz


Friedrich Miescher

Institut, Basel
Switzerland

microRNAs

Isabel Palmeirim


Univ. Algarve
Portugal

Development- a question of RNAs

1 Sep - 4 Sep 2012
Tavira
Portugal
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