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The RiboClub Annual Meeting aims at encouraging the exchange of ideas and stimulates collaborations between RNA biologists around the world. The meeting covers different topics related to the chemistry, structure and biology of RNA with emphasis on upcoming and debatable biological questions. In addition, every year the RiboClub puts the focus on a local or regional RNA group to highlight their efforts and introduce them to the international community.
The meeting format provides principal investigators the opportunity to present their point of views on the current state of knowledge and ignite the curiosity of young scientists. The meeting size and its format give ample opportunity for discussions and interactions, so bring your thinking hat to uncover the next big idea.
Registration fees are subsidized to encourage the participation of students and upcoming researchers. All laboratory members are invited to attend, listen to the presentations of leading scientists and participate in poster competition.

Topics & Speakers

Sep 30 – Oct 4, 2024

Conference Centre, Ottawa, Canada

registration will open March 1st / deadline May 30th

Topics:

RNA enzymes: A new frontier of biotechnology
RNA Viruses: Unraveling Their Role in Pandemic Emergence
Virus manipulation of host RNA cellular processes
RNA imaging and visualization: Monitoring RNA in motion
Artificial intelligence: Transforming massive sequence data into function, targets and mechanism of action
RNA the new frontiers for agriculture and forestry
New and untapped fields and application of RNA biology
RNA-based disease mechanism of action
Ribosomes: the ultimate drug targets
Splicing and Disease
Translational Control
RNA binding proteins
RNA modifications mechanisms and function
New subcellular compartments: The hidden regulators of spatial RNA functions
Bacterial RNA and the new generations of antibiotics
Non-coding RNAs markers and targets
Non-coding RNA: Beyond medicine

Keynotes:

Philip Sharp, Institution, Country
Tom Cech
Jack Szostak
Nahum Sonenberg
Adrian Krainer
Pieter Cullis

Featured speakers:

Ronald Breaker
Stacy Horner
Peter Sarnow
Beatriz Fontoura
Anne Simon
Jessica Tucker
Joseph Puglisi
Stephanie Moon
Daniel Zenklusen
Marlene Oeffinger
Jérôme Waldispuhl
Martin Smith
Steve Whyard
Mark Belmonte
Anna Blakney
Xiao Wang
Zoya Ignatova
Sue Ackerman
Robert Schneider
Kathy Borden
Rachel Green
Maria Barna
Lynne Maquat
David Bartel
Raymund Wellinger
Xinnian Dong
Ben Blencowe
Benoit Chabot
Zoya Ignatova
Tom Dever
Xianglei Yang
Gene Yeo
Christine Vande Velde
Kristin Hope
Wendy Gilbert
Tao Pan
Chuan He
Ute Kothe
Anne Willis
Geraldine Seydoux
Anna Marie Pyle
Gisela Storz
Alan Lambowitz
Jeannie Lee
Victor Ambros
Hailing Jin
David Baulcombe
Xuemei Chen
Maureen McKeague

 

 

Topics & Speakers

September 24 – 28, 2023

Chéribourg hotel, Quebec, Canada

RNA vs pathogens: biology, medicine and technology

Poster

Sessions:

Viral RNA
Immunology and host response
Bacteria and other infectious agents
RNA therapeutics
Machine learning, AI, and computational biology
RNA visualization
Ribosomes and mRNA translation
RNA modifications and non-coding RNAs
RNA binding proteins
RNA evolution
Eukaryotic RNA maturation and decay

Sessions’ Chairs:

Viral RNA
         Aaron Schmidt, Ragon institute of Mass General, MIT and Harvard, USA
Immunology and host response
         Gaya Amarasinghe, Washington University, USA
Bacteria and other infectious agents
         Seth Childers, University of Pittsburgh
RNA therapeutics
         Ryan Flynn, Harvard University, USA
Machine learning, AI, and computational biology
         Yoseph Barash, University of Pennsylvania, USA
RNA visualization
         Éric Lécuyer, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montéral (IRCM), Canada
Ribosomes and mRNA translation
          Haribabu Arthanari, Harvard Medical School, USA
RNA modifications and non-coding RNAs
        Richard Gregory, Harvard Medical School, USA
RNA binding proteins
         Jinwei Zhang, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
RNA evolution
         Irene Chen, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Eukaryotic RNA maturation and decay
         Olivia Rissland, University of Colorado, USA

Keynote:

Roy Parker, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

After dinner speakers:

Éric Westhof, CNRS, France
Gabriel Lander, Scripps Research, USA

Students’ choice:

Maria Carmo-Fonseca, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hanah Margalit, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Featured speakers:

Britt A. Glaunsinger, UC Berkeley, USA
Selena Sagan, McGill University, Canada
Karin Musier-Forsyth, The Ohio State University, USA
Sebla Kutluay, Washington University, USA
Sun Hur, BCH/Harvard Medical School, USA
Dan Barouch, Center for Virology and Vaccine research, USA
Karen Adelman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Barbara Papadopoulou, Université Laval, Canada
Jai Tree, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Juan Alfonzo, The Ohio State University, USA
Amanda Hargrove, Duke University, USA
Jesse Gray, Head of Discovery at Ascidian Therapeutics, USA
Mano Manoharan, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, USA
Debora Marks, Harvard Medical School, USA
Olivia Corradin, MIT, USA
Blake Sweeney, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Jérôme Waldispühl, McGill University, Canada
Christine Mayr, Sloan Kettering Institute, USA
Jeffrey Chao, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Elena Conti, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Sabine Schneider, LMU Munich, Germany
Fei Chen, Harvard University, USA
Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University, Canada
Hani Zaher, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Ryan Flynn, Harvard University, USA
Amanda Whipple, Harvard University, USA
Valerie de Crecy-Lagard, University of Florida, USA
Nadya Dimitrova, Yale University, USA
Kristen Lynch, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Markus Haffner, NIH, USA
Alan Davidson, University of Toronto, Canada
Thomas Carrell, LMU, Germany
Sergey Melnikov, Newcastle University Medical School, UK
Narry Kim, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Hagen Tilgner, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Athma Pai, UMass Chan Medical School, USA
Susan Chao, Harvard Medical School, USA
Daniel Larson, NIH/CCR, USA
Nicole Martinez, Stanford University, USA

Local Organizers

We’re a group of passionate people organizing the Riboclub Annual Meeting.

Co-Organizers

We’re the Students’ Representatives helping with the Riboclub organization.

2023

Morgane Da Rocha

2023
2023

Kristina Song

2023
2022

Evelyne Ng Kwan Lim

2022
2022

Kristina Song

2022
2021

Maxime Duval

2021
2021

Evelyne Ng Kwan Lim

2021
2020

Anaïs Vannutelli

2020
2020

Lauren Kwiatek

2020
2019

Yuliya Vasianovich

2019
2019

Alexandra Krallis

2019
2018

Yuliya Vasianovich

2018
2018

Vincent Boivin

2018
2017

Mélodie Bethomieux

2017
2017

Vincent Boivin

2017
2016

Carolin Brand

2016
2016

Mélodie Berthomieux

2016
2015

Jean-Michel Garant

2015
2015

Carolin Brand

2015
2014

Samuel Rouleau

2014
2014

Marie-Pier Bouchard

2014
2013

Julie-Anna Benjamin

2013
2013

Samuel Rouleau

2013
2012

Pierre-Luc Mallet

2012
2012

Julie-Anna Benjamin

2012