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EMBO Conference

Eukaryotic RNA turnover

10 – 13 July 2017 | Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 April 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 April 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 May 2017
  • Payment Must Be Received By
  • 5 May 2017

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About the Conference

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Recent research has shown that RNA decay makes major contributions to biological regulation and cellular surveillance in eukaryotes. Fundamental RNA turnover pathways now being studied at the atomic level are conserved among yeasts, animals and plants, while each system also exhibits diversification. Central themes include regulation of mRNA turnover by AU-rich elements, and the effects of microRNAs on RNA decay and translation. In addition, numerous mechanisms eliminate RNAs that fail quality control checkpoints. This EMBO conference will also be a major forum for discussion of the latest findings relating to altered RNA turnover in disease, and the identification of potential therapeutic targets.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 April 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 April 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 May 2017
  • Payment Must Be Received By
  • 5 May 2017



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation at Keble College for the nights of July 10, 11 and 12
  • All meals and refreshments, including social programme and banquet dinner on July 12
  • All conference materials

Does not include transport to or from the venue, or extra accommodation before or after the Conference.


Payment will be processed via a University of Oxford online facility that accepts credit or debit card payments; details will be sent by email after registration.

Selection criteria

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

Approximately 27 of the submitted abstracts will be selected for oral presentation, using the same selection criteria, and the remaining abstracts will be presented in poster format. Six poster presenters will in addition be given the opportunity to promote their work in a short (one-slide) ‘flash’ presentation in advance of the poster sessions.

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 turnover community; define all non-standard abbreviations at first use.

Poster specifications

Posters should be in portrait format and ideally 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.



Melissa Wright

Phone: +44 1865275594





Keble College

Parks Road

Oxford OX1 3PG, UK



All accommodation is on site at the conference venue. Most rooms offer single accommodation with bathroom en suite. Some student/postdoc participants benefiting from the reduced registration fee may be accommodated in pairs of single rooms sharing a bathroom. A limited number of double or twin-bedded rooms may be available; please enquire when registering. The venue offers free wireless internet access.


By Airplane

London's Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are linked to Oxford by the ‘Airline’ service, which operates 24/7; Heathrow Airport is just 80 km from Oxford. For further details see Website

By Train

Participants may also arrive by train from continental Europe via London's St Pancras Station; frequent connecting trains from London Paddington take just one hour. Keble College is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance (or a very short taxi journey) of rail and bus stations.

Please note that car parking is highly restricted in Oxford, and there is no parking facility at the conference venue. For further details see: Website

About the Area

Keble College is located in the heart of the city of Oxford directly opposite the University Museum and University Parks and just a gentle stroll from the Sheldonian Theatre, Bodleian Library and Blackwell’s bookshop. There are many interesting pubs and a wide selection of restaurants to suit all tastes.

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