RNA & Infection Symposium

The symposium on “RNA & Infection” will be jointly organized by the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig and the Center for Infectious Disease Research (ZINF) at the University of Würzburg. This symposium aims to discuss current and future developments in RNA Biology in the context of infectious disease research, and how this knowledge may be translated into preventive and therapeutic approaches.

  • Overview

    The sessions will include more than twenty invited talks from academic researchers and industry. They will cover diverse topics ranging from regulatory RNA in bacteria and viruses, RNA systems biology, Noncoding RNA and RNA-protein interactions in the host response, RNA viruses, nucleic acids sensing by the host, RNA-seq and single-cell analysis, RNA modifications, RNA targeting and therapeutics, to routes of RNA delivery.


    The symposium will begin in the late morning of April 28th (Thursday) and end by afternoon on April 29th (Friday).

    Participation at the symposium is free of charge.

    All participants are kindly expected to confirm their attendance by filling in the registration form on http://www.zinf.uni-wuerzburg.de/symposiumRNA2016


    If you have any question please contact

    Gabriele Gerlach (ggerlach@hygiene.uni-wuerzburg.de)

    Tel: + 49 (0)931 31 46

    Date: 28.04.2016, 10:00


    University of Würzburg

    Building and room

    Institute for Molecular Infection Biology
    Josef-Schneider-Str. 2/D15

  • Programme

    Andrea Ablasser, Switzerland
    Roi Avraham, USA
    David Bikard, France
    Piero Carninci, Japan
    Ji-Long Chen, China
    Lars Dölken, Germany
    Ana Eulalio, Germany
    Andrew Firth, UK
    Eva H. Gottwein, USA
    Vigo Heissmeyer
    , Germany
    Mark Helm, Germany
    John Howe, USA
    Catherine Jopling, UK
    Michael Keller, Switzerland
    Karla Kirkegaard, USA
    Michael Kormann, Germany
    Alice Lebreton, France
    Meghan Lybecker, USA
    Alexander Ploss, USA
    Peter Sarnow, USA
    Cynthia M. Sharma, Germany
    Rotem Sorek, Israel
    Jörg Vogel, Germany
    Hans-Peter Vornlocher, Germany