The „Microsymposium on Small RNA Biology“ is a three day 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— postdoctoral researchers as well as 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.
Victor Ambros, UMass Worcester
Julie Aspden, University of Leeds
Simon Bullock, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Xuemei Chen, UC Riverside
Johann Danzl, Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Thomas Duchaine, McGill University
Matthias Hentze, EMBL Heidelberg
Hiten Madhani, UCSF
Pablo Manavella, Instituto de Agrobiotecnología del Litoral (IAL)
Gunter Meister, University of Regensburg
Michal Rabani, The Hebrew University Jerusalem
Olivia Rissland, University of Colorado Denver
Claire Rougeulle, Université Paris Diderot
Ignacio Rubio-Somoza, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)
Noam Stern-Ginossar, Weizmann Institute of Science
Marvin Tanenbaum, Hubrecht Institute
Jernej Ule, Francis Crick Institute
Phillip Zamore, UMass Worcester
We would like to thank the following companies that have kindly sponsored this symposium.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact: lea.klement(at)imba.oeaw.ac.at