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14th Microsymposium on Small RNAs in Vienna

From May 15th to 17th, the symposium focussing on diverse topics from the field of RNA biology was held at the Vienna BioCenter.

The Microsymposium on small RNAs has a well-established tradition at the Vienna BioCenter. It was founded in 2005 and has grown into a major small RNA meeting in Europe. It is organized by the research institutions IMBA, IMP, and GMI as well as by the RNA community of the MFPL.

The three-day symposium brings together young scientists, junior and senior group leaders, as well as biotech companies from all over the world to present and discuss their latest findings in the exciting field of small RNAs. With a strong emphasis on the next generation of RNA researchers the meeting promotes interactions between Junior PIs, postdocs and PhD students. In the last decade this scientific event has developed into one of the most prestigious meetings in this area and has acquired a reputation for its vibrant atmosphere.

This annual occasion also strengthens global recognition of RNA biology research at the Vienna BioCenter; the subject links several research groups from the four research institutes on site and has developed into one of the core strengths of the Vienna BioCenter.

This years conference contributions comprised a wide spectrum of topics, for example non-coding RNAs, inheritance, differentiation and development as well as argonautes and other RBPs.

Pictures from the 14th Microsymposium

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