RNA as an adaptor guiding molecular processes:

origin, diversity and mechanisms

Paris, October 14th, 2016


Guiding molecular events is one of the most important roles of the RNA molecule. From decoding of the genetic information by tRNAs, to choosing the right splicing junctions and to targeting modifications of rRNAs or specifically addressing machineries that alter the structure of chromatin or cleave RNA or DNA targets, complementary base pairing between segments belonging to the same or to different RNA molecules provides the required specificity and efficiency to guide and drive correctly these processes.

The goal of the symposium is to cover this broad area of investigation by presenting a diversified spectrum of molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches applied to a range of organisms. We hope through these multidisciplinary talks to disseminate a broad understanding of the field, even for participants at early stages of their careers or new to the field.

The meeting venue at BioPark auditorium can host around 100 participants, providing opportunities for extensive interactions among participants in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Illustration adaptée de Jaeger et al. Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology 10, 33-51 (1996).

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