Detailed information about the course
Villars Symposium 2016 - «NON-coding RNAs: function and evolution» [CLOSE]
12-14 September 2016
Prof. Yves Poirier, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, UNIL; Prof. Ana Marques, Department of Physiology, UNIL; Prof. Tanja Schwander, Department of Ecology and Evolution, UNIL.
Ana Eulalio, Univerity of Wurzburg - webpage
In the last decade, the diversity and role of non-coding RNAs (e.g. RNAs that are that are not coding for proteins) has considerably expanded. Multitude of non-coding RNAs are now known to play key roles in a number of biological processes required for cell viability and function, in both prokaryotes and eukaryote. Analysis of the cell transcriptome reveals that genomes are pervasively transcribed to generate many additional RNAs, raising questions as to their function and contribution to evolutionary processes. The aim of the 2016 Villars Symposium on "Non-coding RNAs: function and evolution" is to provide an interdisciplinary look at the roles and evolution of non-coding RNAs in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. An outstanding list of speakers will be discussing the latest advancement in the evolution and roles of various non-coding RNAs, including microRNAs, piRNAs, long-non-coding RNAs and circular RNAs, in both prokaryotes, animal and plants. The symposium is targeted to participants of all four CUSO programs in biology, namely Staromics, Plant Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Ecology and Evolution. The symposium will include both lectures by invited experts in the fields and discussions in smaller groups (journal club format) in order to promote dynamic exchanges between students and experts of different disciplines and close contacts with the invited speakers.
Monday September 12, 2016
13:45-14:00 - Welcome14:00-15:00 - Ana Eulalio, MicroRNAs as novel players in bacterial pathogen-host interaction
Tuesday September 13, 2016
08:00-09:00 - Brian Gregory, Global analysis of RNA-protein interactions and RNA secondary structure in plants09:00-10:00 - Chung-I Wu, Tigers eat rabbits - How microRNAs stabilize gene regulatory networks
Wednesday September 14, 2016
08:00-09:00 - Caroline Dean, Sensing and remembering winter
Villars-sur-Ollon, Eurotel Victoria
Journal Club Session for CUSO Students
The CUSO Villars Symposium series aims to foster close interactions and discussions between the PhD students and the speakers. With this in mind, during the Symposium there will be a total of 10 Journal Clubs associated with each speaker and their topic of expertise organized in three concurrent sessions (see schedule). Each CUSO PhD student will choose and present ONE paper to be discussed in smaller groups that may include any of the symposium participants, with the discussion coordinated by the seminar speakers.
Please go and sign up for the paper - one per student only - of your choice on the following doodle link: doodle.com These journal clubs are an important component of the Villars Symposium success and we are counting on your active participation. For additional questions please contact the Coordinator Debora Zoia at plants[@]cuso.ch.
Reimbursement for CUSOBiology-members: Accomodation and meal expenses are covered by the CUSO. You will be reimbursed for your travel expenses (train 2°class, half fare, from your Institution to the Place of the activity).
Priority will be given to CUSO students of the 4 organizing Programs : CUSO Molecular Plant Science, CUSO StarOmics, CUSO Ecology & Evolution, CUSO microbiology.
|Deadline for registration||30.08.2016|