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EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The Non-Coding Genome

October 13, 2021 to October 15, 2021


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EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that this conference is going virtual and invite you to join us online.

Symposium Overview

This symposium will explore the diverse, dynamic and multifaceted roles of RNA across a spectrum of cellular processes. It will provide an interdisciplinary discussion of the roles of non-coding RNAs in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, with the aim of enhancing our understanding of gene regulation and function.

In the 50 years since RNA was identified as a central component in the flow of genetic information, it has become increasingly clear that RNA performs many additional diverse and interesting functions. Regulatory RNAs are known to play central roles across numerous biological processes required for cell viability and function. Moreover, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes are pervasively transcribed to generate many additional RNAs with unknown functions, raising the question: What else does RNA do?

Session Topics

  • Functions and mechanisms of small RNAs
  • RNA granules and localisation
  • Long non-coding RNAs and circular RNAs
  • Other types of small RNAs
  • RNA modification
  • Viral RNAs and immunity and RNA therapeutics



Irene Bozzoni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
V. Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea
Gisela Storz, National Institutes of Health, USA
Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, israel

All our virtual courses provide hands on training and live interaction with word leading experts. We also provide a number of fee waivers (further information is available on Practical Information).


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October 13, 2021
October 15, 2021
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Virtual Event


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