The meeting will occur January 3-6, 2022 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel entirely in person with no hybrid or virtual option.

Regulatory RNAs allow bacteria and archaea to respond to changes in their environment, and much more of their genome is transcribed than thought before. The 6th meeting in this conference series will convene an international community of researchers that investigate how microbes use RNA molecules to control gene expression.  Topics include cutting-edge advances in the discovery and evolution of new regulatory RNAs, RNA-protein networks, their roles in microbial pathogenesis, riboswitches and non-coding RNAs, RNA turnover and translation, and the RNA-based CRISPR immune system.

This meeting aims at bringing together researchers at all career stages with the goals of sharing new insights, establishing collaborations and cross-fertilization of ideas.  In addition to invited talks, a majority of oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts to ensure that the meeting encompasses the latest advances.

We look forward to welcoming you to sunny Florida in January 2022.

The Organizers:

Kai Papenfort, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
Ruth Schmitz-Streit, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
Wade Winkler, University of Maryland, College Park
Sarah Woodson, Johns Hopkins University