3rd Annual Meeting on RNA

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Time and venue: October 10, 2017 in The Ceremonial Hall (Festsalen), University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, Copenhagen K

Regitration is now open.

Registration and abstract  extended deadline: Sep 25, 2017. A maximum of 50 posters will be accepted (First come- first served). Four talks will be selected for oral presentation from the submitted abstracts. The presenters will be notified on Oct 2, 2017.

Membership of the Danish RNA society is a requirement for participating in the annual meeting, and therefore the meeting itself is free for members. However,  participation in the conference dinner requires payment of 400 dkk - non-refundable)

If you are already a member of the Danish RNA Society and need to renew your membership or change your information go to the login page here or at the top of this page, and if you want to become a member click here .  When the sign-up form is completed you will be forwarded to a second form with membership details and be given the option of also signing up for the conference dinner.

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9:30-10:15     Registration is open

SESSION 1: RNA Bioinformatics: From structure to transcription (Chair: Jan Gorodkin)

10:20 – 10:30 Welcome and introduction to the Danish RNA society (by Jan Gorodkin/Sine Svenningsen)

10:30 – 11:15 Janusz Bujnicki, IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland: Computational modeling of RNA 3D structure and RNA-protein interactions

11:15 – 11:40 Robin Andersson, University of Copenhagen: A universal architecture of metazoan transcriptional regulatory elements

11:45 – 11:55 Selected talk from poster abstracts 1

11:55 – 12:05 Selected talk from poster abstracts 2


12:05 – 13:25 Lunch break with general assembly.

SESSION 2: RNA in Industry (Chair: Morten Lindow)

13:25 – 13:45 Novozymes®: Why would an enzyme company care about ncRNA?

13:45 – 14:05 Niels M. Frandsen, Exiqon: Antisense LNA tools – from basic research to drug development

14:05 – 14:25 Søren Ottosen, Roche Innovation Center Copenhagen A/S: Treating chronic HBV infection with antisense therapy: A model st


14:25 – 15:20 Coffee Break and poster session.

SESSION 3: Synthetic and cellular targeting of RNA (Chairs: Torben Heick and Asli Silahtaroglu)

15:20 – 15:45 Jesper Wengel, University of Southern Denmark: LNA (locked nucleic acid) for RNA targeting

15:45 – 16:05 EMBO Young Investigator Lecture: Ana Eulalio, University of Würzburg, Germany Unravelling the role of microRNAs in bacterial infection by systems biology approaches

16:05 – 16:25 Ulf Andersson Ørum, Aarhus University: Regulation of miRNA biogenesis

16:25 – 16:35 Selected talk from poster abstracts 3

16:35 – 16:45 Selected talk from poster abstracts 4


16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break and poster session. Also cast votes for best poster.

SESSION 4: Noncoding RNA and genome editing (Chair: Carsten Hjort)

17:15 -17:40 Sebastian Marquardt, University of Copenhagen: Rules and Roles of Non-coding Transcription

17:40 -18:25 Keynote lecture: John van der Oost, Wageningen University: CRISPR-Cas – from exploration to exploitation

18:25 -18:35 Poster prize winner announcement and closing remarks (by Jan Gorodkin/Sine Svenningsen)

18:45 Departure to Conference dinner at nearby restaurant (additional fee for dinner participants)


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