Meeting Information

The 2023 Regulating with RNA in Bacteria and Archaea Meeting will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. This venue is in the heart of the waterfront district of downtown St. Petersburg, surrounded by art museums, shops, and numerous restaurants and pubs. More information about St. Petersburg can be found at

A detailed schedule will be added once the program is formed. Preliminary plans are to start mid-afternoon on Tuesday, September 5 and end about noon on Friday, September 8.

Shoshy Altuvia, Hebrew University, Israel
Paul Babitzke, Penn State University, USA
Kai Papenfort, University of Jena, Germany
Sarah Woodson, Johns Hopkins University, USA
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Keynote Speakers

Irina Artsimovitch, Ohio State University, USA
Ben Luisi, University of Cambridge, UK

Invited Speakers

Cecília Arraiano, ITQB, Portugal
Chase Beisel, HIRI, Germany
Nicholas DeLay, NIH – NCI
Susan Gottesman, NIH-NCI, USA
Gene-Wei Li, MIT, USA
Franz Narberhaus, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Dipali Sashital, Iowa State University, USA
Maria Sokolova, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Gisela Storz, NIH – NICHD, USA
Jai Tree, University of New South Wales, Australia
Nils Walter, University of Michigan, USA
Alexander Westermann, HIRI, Germany

Scientific Topics
Cis-encoded base-pairing RNAs
RNA localization
RNAs in pathogenesis
Physiological roles of RNA-based regulation
Bioinformatics of RNA molecules
Signaling nucleotides
Protein-binding RNAs
RNA-binding proteins
Riboswitches and RNA structure
RNA processing and modification
RNA therapeutics
Synthetic biology of small RNAs and riboswitches
Small RNA-mediated gene regulation
Poster Sessions
Posters will be displayed during the entire meeting and will be presented Wednesday and Thursday evening in spacious rooms. A few poster presenters will be selected to give a poster “Lightning Talk”. Poster boards hang vertically, 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall (approximately 120 cm x 180 cm) with one poster per board.
Career Development

The meeting will include a Career Development Lunch, where young investigators can meet with scientific leaders from academic, industry and governmental institutions.  If you wish to participate as a mentor or mentee, please indicate this during registration and you will receive a follow-up survey to select discussion topics prior to the meeting.