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.