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Future Events > Biogenesis and turnover of small RNAs

Biogenesis and turnover of small RNAs

15—17 January 2013

Royal Society, Edinburgh, UK

A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting


Meeting background
In the last decade, high throughput sequencing has enabled a rapid expansion in the identification of small RNAs that exist within a cell. These small RNAs have been shown to play diverse roles in gene regulation and genome defense. The aim of this meeting is to bring together scientists studying the biology of small RNAs, focusing on biogenesis and function.



  • Defining small RNAs
  • MicroRNA biogenesis and function
  • Interplay between small RNA biogenesis and other RNP complexes
  • Small RNA turnover

Reviews by the speakers, based on their presentations at this major international meeting, will be published exclusively in Biochemical Society Transactions (Volume 41, part 4)


Abstract deadline: EXTENDED 12 November 2012.

Abstract submission is now closed, if you would like to submit an abstract please contact the conference office:


Earlybird registration deadline: 14 December 2012.

Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend this conference please contact the Conference Office


Biochemical Society Transactions Poster Prize was awarded to Geok Chin Tan (Imperial College London, United Kingdom) for the poster entitled "Canonical microRNAs and their isomiRs have different target genes".


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.


Student Bursaries are available for this meeting.

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