Organized by David C. Baulcombe of the University of Cambridge and Irene Bozzoni of Sapienza, University of Rome, the conference will:
- Convene with a keynote address by Gary B. Ruvkun of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, followed by four days of stimulating plenary and poster sessions;
- Aim to elucidate mechanisms associated with translational control and epigenetics, clarify the role of RNA silencing in regulatory networks including those involving noncoding RNA, resolve the controversy related to circulating miRNAs and increase appreciation of the therapeutic and diagnostic potential of sRNA;
- Bring together researchers working in RNA regulation and RNA silencing in diverse experimental systems (plants, zebrafish, mice, humans), including those with an interest in evolutionary mechanisms, RNA processing, cancer and biomedical technology;
- Allow time for informal collaboration-building and networking in a scenic mountain setting.