Regulatory RNAs allow bacteria and archaea to adapt to their environments, colonize hosts, and defend against invaders. They operate seamlessly with the machinery for RNA transcription, translation, and turnover, and inspire engineering of synthetic switches. After a long pandemic-related hiatus, we look forward to welcoming you in person to the 7th meeting in this conference series! Topics include cutting-edge advances in new regulatory mechanisms, RNA-protein networks, their roles in microbial pathogenesis, synthetic biology, RNA turnover, bacteriophage evolution and the 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, most oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts to ensure that the meeting encompasses the latest advances.

The Organizers:

Shoshy Altuvia, Hebrew University
Paul Babitzke, Penn State University
Kai Papenfort, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
Sarah Woodson, Johns Hopkins University