Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution symposium: Information transmission in small RNA pathways - Mechanisms and consequences

  • Event:  Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution symposium:  Information transmission in small RNA pathways - Mechanisms and consequences
  • When:  Friday 10 March 2017
  • Time:  9 - 6 pm
  • Location:  Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh
  • Registration:  https://small-rna-pathways.eventbrite.co.uk - please note registration closes Friday 24 February 2017.

This one-day symposium aims to stimulate discussion between researchers working on different aspects of small-RNA biology. This includes both molecular biologists and evolutionary biologists interested in small-RNA mechanisms in disease and life-history contexts.

Download programme - updated 8 March 2017

The theme of “information transmission” has been chosen to include the transmission of information through the pathways themselves (interaction or coevolution between small RNAs and their targets, target recognition), transmission in space by small-RNA transport (between tissues or between hosts and parasites), or transmission of information in time, either within-individuals (‘memory’) or between individuals (mother to offspring).

Plenary Speakers:

  • Prof. Shou-Wei Ding
    • Professor of Molecular Virology and Immunology at UC Riverside

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Antony Jose (University of Maryland)
  • Peter Sarkies (MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences)
  • Maria Carla Saleh (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
  • Carine Meignin (IBMC, Strasbourg)
  • Herve Vaucheret (INRA)    
  • Friedrich Kragler (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology)    

Registration will open at 9 am, and the opening plenary will start at 9.30 am. The meeting will close with an informal buffet and drinks starting at 50pm. The meeting is free to attend, including lunch and coffee.

There will be poster sessions during the breaks and lunch, and if you wish to bring a poster (A0 portrait) please include the poster title and a brief (50 word) summary when you register.

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