Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression: mRNA Decay

Conference Summary

This SRC will present the very latest developments in this field, with talks by leading international experts working with both prokaryotic and eukaryotic models. This unique blend from the two communities is always much appreciated by attendees of this meeting and one of its main highlights. The topics covered will include events occurring at both the 5' and 3' ends of mRNA related to decay, the links between translation, quality control and mRNA stability, and the relationship between RNA degradation and disease. Two full sessions will be devoted to mechanisms of sRNA, CRISPR RNA and miRNA regulation and how they pertain to mRNA stability. The meeting is traditionally of a very manageable size (typically about 120 attendees), providing unrestricted access to students and post-docs for dynamic discussions with more established scientists and potential future employers. Informal Meet the Expert sessions will be held over lunch, with assigned tables to selected speakers.

There will be a total of 9 very broad-ranging sessions over the 4 days, with 36 invited speakers at the top of their fields and two internationally renowned keynote speakers, Chris Lima and Jörg Vogel. Speakers are encouraged to present their most recent and unpublished data. There will be two poster sessions and 2-3 additional speakers per session will be chosen to give oral presentations, based on the submitted abstracts. This promises to be a very interesting and lively meeting in one of Europe's most beautiful cities. We hope to see you there!

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Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: May 26, 2016         Last Day to Register: June 10, 2016


  • A unique blend of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic models.
  • Cutting edge science from the world's leading experts in post-transcription regluation of gene expression.
  • The beautiful, historic and dynamic city of Lisbon.

Keynote Speakers

Chris Lima
Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York

The EMBO Keynote Lecture presented by:
Jörg Vogel
University of Würzburg, Germany

Conference Organizers

Jeff Coller
The Center for RNA Molecular Biology

Ciaran Condon
Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique

Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Manager
Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email:  src@faseb.org   Phone: 1.301.634.7010 

Date & Location

Date: July 10-15, 2016
Location: Lisbon Marriott Hotel 
                 Avenida dos Combatentes
                 Lisboa (Lisbon) 1600-042 Portugal

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The closest airport is the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), which is 4.3 miles or 6.9 kilometers from the Lisbon Marriott Hotel. Please visit the LIS site for more information.

Taxis and rental cars are available. Please use the links below for Transportation & Lodging information:

Official Conference Lodging

Lisbon Marriott Hotel 
Avenida dos Combatentes
Lisboa (Lisbon) 1600-042 Portugal

The Lisbon Marriott Hotel is located in the new financial district. Guestrooms include 1 king or 2 twin beds, an in-room safe, LCD screen TV, voicemail, and air-conditioning. The hotel facilities include a fitness center and pool.

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.)

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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