Microsymposium on Small RNAs
May 29, 2017
From May 26th to 28th, the 12th Microsymposium on Small RNAs was held at the Vienna Biocenter (VBC).
Jointly organized by group leaders from the four institutions, IMBA, IMP, GMI and MFPL, this hallmark event at the VBC has developed into one of the leading meetings in the field of small RNAs in the last years. An important mission of the Microsymposium is to nurture young academic talents and early stage researchers, who get a chance to network and present their own work to the leading scientists from around the world.
Moreover, it strengthens the recognition of the VBC within the (small)RNA community.
20 speakers from renowned research institutions including the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the University of Basel and the Harvard Medical School presented their latest findings and shared new insights into this emerging field of research. Topics included the role of RNA in development and differentiation, the relevance of Small RNAs in transposon defense and immune defense, as well as the regulation of gene expression and epigenetic gene regulation.
The unique and dynamic atmosphere of the microsymposium offers a great chance to foster interactions between young researchers and senior scientist