5th Annual Meeting on RNA: from basic research to industrial applications

Danish RNA Society's 5th Annual Meeting on RNA will take place at Oct 7, 2019 at the The Ceremonial Hall (Festsalen), University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, Copenhagen K .

Registration for the annual meeting is now open.

  • For current members to register click HERE
  • For new members to register click HERE 

New memberships will run from Sep 30, 2019 to Sep 30, 2020

Important dates for the calendar:

  • Sep 13 - Poster abstract deadline

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended! NEW DEADLINE: Sep 20, 2019

  • Sep 20 - Registration closes

The deadline for registration has been extended! NEW DEADLINE: Sep 27, 2019

Click HERE to download poster


09:30 – 10:30 Registration opens and coffee is served

10:30 – 10:35 Welcome and introduction

Session 1

10:35 – 11:20     Keynote: RNA biology on a microbiome scale, Jörg Vogel, University of Würzburg

11:20 – 11:50    RNA origami: Design of co-transcriptionally folding RNA scaffolds and devices for synthetic biology applications, Ebbe Sloth, Aarhus University

11:50 – 12:20     Industrial talk: Circulating microRNAs: non-invasive tissue- and mechanism-specific biomarkers for in-vitro diagnostics and drug development, Matthias Hackl, TAmiRNA

12:20 – 12:30     Selected poster talk (8+2)

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch break and speed-dating

13:00 – 13:30     Danish RNA Society General Assembly

Session 2

13:30 – 14:00    In silico modeling and prediction of CRISPR-Cas9 off- and on-targets, Jan Gorodkin, University of Copenhagen

14:00 – 14:20     Industrial talk- TITLE TBA, by Elixir Denmark Representative

14:20 – 14:30     Selected poster talk (8+2)

14:30 – 15:00     Histone mRNA is subject to 3’ uridylation and re-adenylation in Aspergillus nidulans, Mark Caddick, University of Liverpool

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee Break

Session 3

15:30 – 16:00    Sponging the system with RNA – modulating the levels, processing and efficacy of the key Gram- positive riboregulator of central metabolism RoxS, Emma Denham, University of Bath

16:00 – 16:20     Industrial talk: RNA-based drugs: from oligonucleotides to small molecules, Mads Aaboe Jensen, PhD, External Innovation Officer, RNA Molecule Research, Roche pRED

16:20 – 16:30     Selected poster talk (8+2)

16:30 – 17:15     Coffee Break and poster session. Cast votes for the best poster. 

Session 4

17:15 – 17:45     EMBO Young Investigator Lecture: Time-resolved small RNA sequencing unravels the molecular principles of microRNA homeostasis, Stefan Ameres, IMBA, Vienna

17:45 – 18:30     Keynote:  Prediction of co-transcriptional RNA folding for Modeling Riboswitches, Ivo Hofacker, University of Vienna

18:30 – 18:40     Poster prize winner announcement and closing remarks

18:40                 Departure to conference dinner for the signed up participants



The dinner will take place in Restaurant Tight, Hyskenstræde 10 1207, Copenhagen from 7 pm. A set 3-course menu including bread, drinks and coffee/tea has been arranged. Participation to the conference dinner costs 450 DKK (non refundable) and registration is necessary.


Soya marinated salmon with chive emulsion, almonds and soya tapioca. 

Main course

Veal roast with stewed field mushrooms, Madeira reduction, small roasted potatoes and marinated berries. 


Passion fruit cheesecake on a crispy base with strawberry gelatin and crystallized white chocolate.

Please, inform us of any dietary requirements by Oct 3, 2019 by email to coordinator@rth.dk.


With the kind support of: