13th Microsymposium on Small RNAs
Today sees the start of the 13th Microsymposium on Small RNAs at the Vienna BioCenter. The three-day event is jointly organized by group leaders of the four research institutes IMBA, IMP, MFPL, and GMI.
Topics addressed at the symposium include genome defense, RNA silencing, RNA structure/function, gene expression regulation, development and differentiation, host-pathogen interactions, and mechanisms of silencing. Three short workshops address PhD-students specifically.
The microsymposium has a long-standing tradition in bringing together leading scientists in the field of small RNA biology and related RNA-fields from around the world, with a strong emphasis on fostering junior PIs, postdocs, and PhD students. Over the years, it has developed into one of the most prestigious meetings in this area and has acquired a reputation for its open and dynamic 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.
Attendance for registered participant is free of charge, thanks to the generous support from IMBA, IMP, and GMI, as well as sponsoring from societies and companies.