Computational RNA Biology

17 - 19 October 2016Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    The second Computational RNA Biology conference will bring together
    computational researchers with experimentalists interested in non-coding
    RNA biology to discuss the latest developments in this fast moving field.

    In recent years, there have been important advances in identifying and
    understanding non-coding RNAs. They are involved in many biological
    processes and are increasingly seen as important in disease.
    Computational approaches greatly assist our understanding of how to
    characterise and understand the biological functions of these molecules.

    This meeting will cover all aspects of RNA biology with a focus on
    computational methods to elucidate structure, function and interactions
    of non-coding RNAs across different species. We expect to see many new
    exciting results unveiled through the application of high-throughput
    sequencing as well as single sequence approaches. This meeting follows on
    from the successful first conference held in 2014, which was
    characterised by excellent presentations and vibrant discussions. 

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12.30 on Monday, 17 October
    and close at approximately 13.30 on Wednesday, 19 October 2016.

    Topics will include:

    • RNA biology and disease
    • Algorithms and software
    • Gene expression dynamics
    • Regulatory RNAs
    • RNA structure
    • Translational control
    • RNA complexes
    • Long non-coding RNAs
    • Interactions and systems
  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Alex Bateman EMBL-EBI, UK
    Ivo Hofacker University of Vienna, Austria
    Karissa Sanbonmatsu Los Alamos National Laboratory,
    USA
    Mihaela Zavolan University of Basel, Switzerland

    Keynote speakers
    Ben Blencowe University of Toronto, Canada
    Christine Mayr Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre,
    USA

    Confirmed speakers
    Rolf Backofen University of Freiburg, Germany
    Rhiju Das Stanford University, USA
    Eduardo Eyras Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
    Andre Gerber University of Surrey, UK
    Martin Jansson University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Alain Laederach University of North Carolina, USA
    Christina Leslie Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre,
    USA
    Debbie Marks Harvard Medical School, USA
    Nacho Molina University of Edinburgh, UK
    Albin Sandelin University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Guido Sanguinetti University of Edinburgh, UK
    Igor Ulitsky Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    Zasha Weinberg Yale and Leipzig Universities, USA
    Craig Zirbel Bowling Green State University, USA

    Conference organiser
    Jemma Beard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £287
    Student On site twin accommodation £370
    Student On site single accommodation £422
    Academic No accommodation £387
    Academic On site twin accommodation £470
    Academic On site single accommodation £522
    Commercial No accommodation £487
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £570
    Commercial On site single accommodation £622

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadline: Closed.

    Accommodation
    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 17 and 18 October 2016.
    Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be
    allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early
    registration is recommended.

    Onsite accommodation is no longer available, please contact the organiser
    for details on alternative accommodation in the local area

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK. 
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/

    Information for general visitors and business visitors: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/business/business-activities/

  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
    meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
    presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
    deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
    selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
    portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
    conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the
    conference.

    Abstract deadline: Closed

    Abstracts received after the deadline will not be reviewed, included in
    the abstract book or conference.

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
    to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from
    Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • Abstract
    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

  • Sponsors

    We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following
    organisation: