72nd Harden Conference
In the past few years novel regulatory RNA elements have been identified in both eukaryota and prokaryota, including siRNAs, piRNAs, miRNAs, sRNAs, CRISPRs, riboswitches and RNA thermometers. These elements can fine tune gene expression according to the output of complex signalling networks but also provide simple switches that respond to macroscopic changes in the cellular environment (e.g. temperature). The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum to discuss parallels and differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, achieving a better understanding of the role of RNA in regulating gene expression.
Early application deadline: 15 May 2012
Although the application deadline has passed application is still open. Please apply here.
Abstract deadline: 15 May 2012
Abstract submission is now closed. If you would like to submit an abstract for this conference, please contact the Conference Office.
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Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.
Unique to the Biochemical Society, Harden Conferences are residential research conferences covering a specialist topic.
The conferences bring together scientists from various backgrounds with a common interest in - but varying approaches to - the topic of the conference.
To maintain a suitably high level of discussion and presentation at the conference, it is desirable that participants be experienced in the field covered; most of the participants will be expected to have postdoctoral or equivalent experience, although Ph.D. students will also be welcome.
The planned scientific sessions feature speakers invited by the Organizers and, in addition, time is left for extensive discussion and for short contributions, including posters, by other conference participants.
All participants must be resident for the duration of the conference.Scientists wishing to participate are asked to apply online.
Bursaries and free places
A limited number of bursaries to cover the cost of registration are available to assist younger members of the Biochemical Society to attend the conferences. Preference will be given to senior graduate students (or those who gained their Ph.D. in the last 5 years) and restricted to members of the Biochemical Society.
To apply for a Harden Bursary, please supply the relevant information on the conference application form.
Approved by the Society of Biology for the purpose of CPD, this event may be counted as 120 CPD credits.
The winner of the Biochemical Society poster prize was Jack Phillips (University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom) with his poster entitled 'Studying non-coding RNA - mRNA interactions by surface plasmon resonance technologies'.