The study of regulatory RNAs in the control of prokaryotic genomes has become a very active and rapidly growing field. New small and large noncoding RNA molecules continue to be discovered at a staggering rate in bacterial model organisms as well as in the transcriptomes of bacterial communities. Newly discovered structural and functional aspects of such RNAs have reached a degree of breadth that requires a meeting with a strong focus on bacterial RNA research to fully address the diversity of these new regulators of gene expression and bring together the scientists involved in these studies. Regulating with RNA in Bacteria was the first conference dedicated to this topic and premiered a forum for the presentation of cutting-edge advances and the latest perspectives in the areas of discovery, mechanisms and structure of bacterial riboregulators.
This conference is the successor of two well-received previous meetings that were held in Berlin (2009) and San Juan (2011), and will be co-sponsored by DFG Program SPP1258 on Sensory and regulatory RNA in prokaryotes. We believe that the topic will attract many researchers from abroad and expect up to 250 participants.
Aside from lectures by a number of international experts there will be additional oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts. There also will be sufficient time and space for poster presentations. Sessions will include small regulatory RNAs, riboswitches and RNA thermometers, RNA binding proteins, RNA structure, RNA localization & processing, CRISP/CASS, and RNA bioinformatics.
Find out more at: http://rna2013.org/