After Edinburgh (1999), Vienna (2003) and Berlin (2008), the Annual Meeting of the RNA Society is back to Europe for its 18th edition. The 2013 meeting will take place from June 11th to June 15th in Davos, Switzerland. A new venue for the RNA Society, Davos is a beautiful small town located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, easily reached by train and only two hours from the international Zurich Airport.

This year, we will have two outstanding keynote speakers: Venki Ramakrishnan, (MRC-LMB, Cambridge) and Tom Cech (HHMI-University of Boulder, Colorado), winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 and 1989, respectively. There will be 6 plenary sessions, 6 concurrent sessions and several workshops covering a diversity of RNA topics (non-coding RNAs, RNA editing and modification, translation, RNA localization, RNA processing and decay, RNA-based gene expression, RNA and RNP structures, RNA and disease, systems biology, RNA bioinformatics, viral RNA, RNA biophysics, RNA therapeutics). Sessions will be chaired by leading figures in the field who will introduce the topics and put the big remaining questions in context. As always, the selected talks will be chosen from the submitted abstracts.

In addition to the scientific sessions, the program will include special events, such as a Beer Garden located at walking distance from the conference center, Junior Scientists’ Social, Mentor-Mentee Lunch and the Awards Ceremony. Last but not least, we will reserve one free afternoon for you to admire the beautiful mountains around Davos.

We invite you to join us for another fantastic RNA Society Meeting.

The organizers:
Frédéric Allain
Witold Filipowicz
Adrian Krainer
Osamu Nureki
Sarah Woodson

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