Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression: Mechanisms of RNA Decay

Conference Summary

This FASEB SRC will highlight current advances in our understanding of the pathways, mechanisms and enzymatic activities controlling RNA turnover in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and by viruses. Topics will cover 5’ and 3’ events in mRNA degradation, structure and function analysis of RNA decay enzymes, the coupling of mRNA translation and decay, RNA quality control mechanisms, regulatory functions of RNA-binding proteins and small non-coding RNAs, and RNA turnover in development and disease.

Keynote presentations will be given by Professor Lynne Maquat (University of Rochester) and Professor Joel Belasco (New York University), and scientific sessions chaired by experts in the field. Oral presentations will include talks from internationally renowned, invited speakers alongside junior researchers selected from submitted abstracts.  The meeting attracts a diverse audience including students, trainees, and scientists and professionals in academia, government, medicine, and research and development.

Notably, this year’s meeting will also include Career and Professional Development and Meet the Experts events on topics ranging from academic, industry and biotech research positions, science writing, and mentorship.

Important Deadlines:

  • Early bird registration deadline April 30, 2018
  • Last day to register May 23, 2018


  • Nine scientific sessions spanning diverse topics in RNA decay from a multitude of biological systems
  • All submitted abstracts will be invited to present lightning talks and posters in one of two poster sessions
  • Interactive meeting with multiple career development activities that will benefit scientists at all career levels

Keynote Speakers

Lynne Maquat, PhD
University of Rochester Medical School

Joel Belasco, PhD
New York University

Conference Organizers

Aaron Goldstrohm, PhD
University of Minnesota

Kenneth McDowall, PhD
University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Kristian Baker, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

FASEB Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Manager

Contact us

Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location


June 24-29, 2018


The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The closest airport is Scottsdale Airport (SDL) is 6.2 miles from the Resort. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) is 11.2 miles. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort no longer offers an airport shuttle service. Attendees can contact SuperShuttle or grab a cab or an Uber.

Please use the links below for Transportation & Lodging information:

Official Conference Lodging

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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, we will make the reservations for the additional days.  Please make note of the dates in the Notes section of your registration.  You’ll receive a room confirmation approximately 30 days before the start of the conference.  You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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