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EMBO Workshop

Regulation of RNA 3' end formation across eukaryotic genomes

20 – 24 September 2017 | Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 31st July 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31st July 2017
  • Accepted Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 8th August 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 21st August 2017

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About the Workshop

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RNA 3' end formation, both pre-mRNA cleavage/polyadenylation and transcriptional termination, constitutes a major control point in eukaryotic gene regulation. The high complexity of eukaryotic transcriptomes, with most genomic space transcribed into either protein coding or long non-coding (lnc) RNA, necessitates tight control of each separate transcription unit (TU). Uncontrolled termination results in downstream gene deregulation as seen in some cancers, cellular stress and viral infection. Regulated RNA 3' end formation (alternative polyadenylation) plays an extensive role in gene regulation by generating mRNAs with different sized 3' UTRs or terminal exons, as well as by promoting premature termination to restrict the expression of unwanted transcripts.





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  • Registration Deadline
  • 31st July 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31st July 2017
  • Accepted Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 8th August 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 21st August 2017



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation at Pembroke College for the nights of September 20, 21, 22 and 23
  • All meals and refreshments, including a gala dinner on September 23
  • All conference materials
  • Does NOT include transport to or from the venue, or extra accommodation before or after the workshop


Payment will be taken by direct bank transfers, details will be sent by email to accepted participants. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept credit/debit cards.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected by the scientific programme select committee, on the basis of the novelty, anticipated impact and scientific quality of the submitted abstracts.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be of no more than 400 words, plus Title, Authors and Affiliations, and should be submitted through the web interface. The text should be comprehensible to the broad RNA 3’end processing community; define all non-standard abbreviations at first use.

Poster specifications

Posters should be in portrait format and A0 size, i.e. 841 mm (33.1 inches) wide x 1189 mm (46.8 inches) high, and in any case no more than 900 mm wide. Velcro will be used to attach posters to the boards.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.



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Pembroke College,

St Aldate’s,





Outside of academic term time Pembroke offers full in-house conference facilities. Rooms are ranged across the whole of the College—housed in historic buildings dating back to the 17th century, up to buildings as recent as 2013, and therefore each room is unique. You will have the opportunity to experience the feel of old Oxford collegiate life, housed around the quads that make up the college. Each room is a student single ensuite.


Parking in the centre of Oxford is very limited, so there are other options that may suit your needs better than driving in.


Pembroke college is only a 10 -15 minute walk, or a short taxi ride from Oxford Train Station.

Park and Ride

Oxford has several park and ride services, which offer great value for money. Some of the buses from the car park stop within a minute’s walk of the college, whilst others are only no more than 5 minutes’ walk away. Please click here for Park and Ride information

Transfers from Heathrow/Gatwick/Birmingham

Oxford Bus Company offers a frequent coach transfer service to the center of Oxford called the Airline, which stops only 5 minutes’ walk away from Pembroke. Please click here for information regarding the Oxford Bus Company’s Airline Service

About the Area

Pembroke College is conveniently located in the heart of the city of Oxford. A gentle stroll will take one towards the Sheldonian Theatre, Bodleian Library and Blackwell’s bookshop. There are many interesting pubs and a wide selection of restaurants.

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