Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 20 - 22 Apr 2016
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Final Programme

Day 1 - Wednesday 20 April 2016
TimeSpeaker
12.00 - 13.20

Registration 
Welcome coffee and light snacks

13.20 - 13.30 Opening remarks
13.30 - 17.30

Session 1: 3' Non-templated nucleotide additions & RNA editing
Chair: Donal O’Carroll - EMBL Monterotondo, Italy & University of Edinburgh, UK

13.30 - 14.00

RNA 3' end modifications in cancer development
Chris Norbury - University of Oxford, UK

14.00 - 14.15

The hidden code behind the genetic code
Antonio Giraldez - Yale University, USA

14.15 - 14.45

Regulation of smooth muscle contraction by A to I RNA-editing
Michael Jantsch - MFPL, Austria

14.45 - 15.00

Identification of novel regulators of protein synthesis fidelity and aggregation using high
content genetic screens

Joana Tavares - Institute of Biomedicine, University of Aveiro, Portugal

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 - 16.00

Quality control in small RNA silencing pathways
Stefan Ameres - IMBA, Austria

16.00 - 16.15

Elp3 links tRNA modification to Wnt-dependent tumor initiation
Pierre Close - University of Liege, Belgium

16.15 - 16.45

Understanding the functions of the dsRNAome
Brenda Bass - University of Utah, USA

16.45 - 17.00

Transcriptome-wide distribution and function of RNA hydroxymethylcytosine
Francois Fuks - ULB, Belgium

17.00 - 17.30

ADAR1 is crucial for discriminating between ‘self’ and ‘non-self’ in cellular RNAs
Mary O'Connell - CEITEC, Czech Republic

17.30 - 18.00 Coffee Break
18.00 - 19.00 Keynote: Narry Kim - Seoul National University, South Korea
19.00 - 20.30 Dinner
20.30 - 23.00

After Dinner Drinks
Roof Top Lounge

Day 2 - Thursday 21 April 2016
TimeSpeaker
09:00 - 10.00

Keynote: RNA methylation in gene expression regulation
Chuan He - University of Chicago, USA

10.00 - 13.00

Session 2: Direct RNA modification I 
Chair: Chuan He

10.00 - 10.30

Uridylation-mediated cytoplasmic RNA quality control in mammalian cells
Štěpánka Vaňáčová - CEITEC, Czech Republic

10.30 - 11.00 The expanding alphabet of mRNA
Gideon Rechavi - Tel Aviv University, Israel
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.00 Control of RNA fate and function by adenosine methylation
Samie Jaffrey - Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, USA
12.00 - 12.30 Regulation of mRNA capping in stem cell pluripotency and differentiation
Victoria Cowling - MRC Protein phosphorylation Unit, UK
12.30 - 13.00 Computational prediction of posttranscriptional modifications in tRNAs
Janusz Bujnicki - International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Poland
13.00 - 14.30 Meet the Speakers & Lunch
14.30 - 18.00 Session 3: Direct RNA modification II & Methods for detection of RNA base modifications
Chair: Yuri Motorin - Biopôle de l’Université de Lorraine, France
14.30 - 15.00 Epigenetic regulation by Dnmt2-mediated tRNA methylation
Frank Lyko - DKFZ, Germany
15.00 - 15.15

Sequencing RNA Modifications in the Human Transcriptome
Chengqi YI - Peking University, China

15.15 - 15.45

Regulated mRNA pseudouridylation
Wendy Gilbert, MIT, USA

15.45 - 16.15

Analytics of RNA modifications
Mark Helm, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

16.15 - 16.45 Coffee Break
16.45 - 17.15

Modifying RNA to explore riboswitch and ribozyme function
Ronald Micura, University of Innsbruck, Austria

17.15 - 17.30

Probing the metabolism of 5-methylcytidine in RNA
Sabrina Huber - University of Cambridge, UK

17.30 - 18.00

G Quadruplex structures in RNA
Shankar Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge, UK

18.00 - 19.30 Dinner in the canteen
19.30 - 21.30 Poster Session I (Even numbers)
After Dinner Drinks
Roof Top Lounge
Day 3 - Friday 22 April 2016
TimeSpeaker
09:00 - 13.00 Session 4. RNA binding proteins; readers and regulators of the transcriptome
Chair: Rupert Fray - School of Biosciences/University of Nottingham, UK
09.00 - 09.30 N6-methyladenosine regulation of RNA-protein interactions
Tao Pan, The University of Chicago, USA
09.30 - 09.45

m6A RNA methylation controls locomotor behavior, sex determination and dosage compensation 
in Drosophila melanogaster via its nuclear reader protein YT521-B

Jean-Yves Roignant - IMB, Germany

09.45 - 10.00

m6A mRNA methylation regulates alternative splicing in Drosophila sex determination
Matthias Soller - University of Birmingham, UK

10.00 - 10.30 Structural basis of RNA binding proteins of the epitranscriptome
Frédéric Allain - Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Switzerland
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 Expanding the set of snoRNAs and snoRNA targets
Mihaela Zavolan - Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland
11.30 - 11.45

5-methylcytosine RNA methylation in mammalian heterochromatin
Katarzyna Duda - Max-Planck Institut for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany

11.45 - 12.15

Regulation of chromatin-bound lncRNAs by RNA-binding proteins in fission yeast
André Verdel - Albert Bonniot Institute / University Joseph Fourier, France

12.15 - 12.30

Role of Tut4/7-mediated 3’ uridylation in vivo
Marcos Morgan - University of Edinburgh, UK

12.30 - 13.00 RNAcompete-S: complex RBP binding models derived from a single-step in vitro selection
Timothy Hughes - University of Toronto, Canada
13.00 - 14.30 Meet the Speakers II & Lunch
14.30 - 17.30 Session 5. RNA modifications/modifiers in development and disease
Chair: Michaela Frye - University of Cambridge, UK
14.30 - 14.45

RNA post-transcriptional m5C-methylation in stem cells and cancer
Sandra Blanco Benavente

14.45 - 15.15 Stem cell function and sensitivity to cytotoxic stress is controlled by protein translation rates
Michaela Frye, University of Cambridge, UK
15.15 - 15.30

Modified nucleosides in the tRNA anticodon accelerate decoding to promote protein folding and
brain development

Danny Nedialkova - MPI for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany

15.30 - 16.00

Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and RNAe
Eric Miska, Gurdon Institute, UK

16.00 - 16.30  Coffee Break
16.30 - 16.45

Deciphering pseudouridine
Schraga Schwartz - Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

16.45 - 17.15 The role of RNA-binding proteins in dendritic mRNA localization in primary neurons 
Michael Kiebler - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
17.15 - 17.30

Uridylation and PABP cooperate to repair mRNA deadenylated ends in Arabidopsis
Dominique Gagliardi - IBMP-CNRS, University of Strasbourg, France

17.30 - 19.00

Poster Session II (Odd numbers)

19.00 - 21.00

Gala Dinner

21.00 - 00.00

Conference Party