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EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The complex life of RNA

October 12, 2022 to October 15, 2022



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events.


Symposium Overview

Before the genetic information stored in DNA can be used to direct cell growth and metabolism, it has to be transferred into RNA. Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that code for proteins and noncoding RNAs are key components in the transmission of genetic information in all life forms – from viruses to complex mammalian organisms. Exciting recent findings now reveal a new layer of information added to RNAs in the form of chemical marks (the epitranscriptome) that play a critical role in gene expression control.

Following the great success of the virtual 2020 edition of this long-standing symposium, we are looking forward to returning to an in-person meeting for 2022, bringing together leaders in the RNA field, post-docs and students, with the aim of disseminating and discussing the most recent results. The programme will include, among others, sessions on transcription, RNA processing and modification, mRNA export and localisation, mRNA surveillance and decay, translation and the control of mRNA expression by microRNAs.

Session Topics

  • Co-transcriptional events
  • RNA processing and modification
  • RNA transport and localisation
  • RNA surveillance and decay
  • Translation
  • mRNA regulation




JUL 20:   Abstract Submission
AUG 10:   Registration (On-site)
OCT 05:   Registration (Virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



October 12, 2022
October 15, 2022
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


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