The Biology of RNA-Protein Complexes

October 11th-14th, Regensburg, Germany

Organized by the Collaborative Research Center SFB960

Universität Regensburg
Universitätsstrasse 31
93040 Regensburg

Phone: +49(0)941-943-2471

RNA assembles with proteins forming dynamic complexes termed ribonucleoproteins (RNPs). The sequence of the RNA transcript, its dynamic history, and the activity of the available RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) determine the composition of the RNP, establishing an additional layer of information (the ‘RNP code’), that determines the fate of the RNA. RNPs are not static and their remodeling allows adjustments in gene expression under conditions that require adaptive changes. Not surprisingly, dysfunction of RBPs is often linked to disease.

The recent advent of new sequencing technology and the improved methodology for the unbiased identification of RBPs have dramatically expanded the two classes of molecules that compose RNPs: RNAs and RBPs. In addition, advances in structural biology, elaborated biochemical assays and single molecule analysis allow more and more mechanistic insights into the function of RNPs. It is now, that experts from various disciplines of RNA biology have to meet to transform the ‘parts lists’ of RNPs into a better understanding of how RNPs assemble, how they are structured and how they exert function. The conference program provides a broad perspective of the individual fields in RNP biology to allow their integration into fundamental and comprehensive models.



We want to express our gratitude to the following supporters: DFG Vielberth FCI RNA ThermoFisher

The major topics that will be addressed during the conference include



The conference will be held in the old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO world heritage site:




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