Meeting Information

The 2021 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, restaurants and numerous pubs. More information about St. Petersburg can be found at

Kai Papenfort, University of Jena, Germany
Ruth Schmitz-Streit, University of Kiel, Germany
Wade Winkler, University of Maryland College Park, USA
Sarah Woodson, Johns Hopkins University, USA
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Keynote Speakers

Jörg Vögel (Director of the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-Based Infection Research, University of Würzburg, Germany)
Ronald Breaker (Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Yale University, USA)

Invited Speakers
Orna Amster-Choder (The Hebrew University, Israel)
Joel Belasco (New York University, USA)
Ciaran Condon (Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, CNRS, France)
Lydia Contreras (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Jocelyne DiRuggiero (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Peter Fineran (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Alexander Mankin (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Michelle Meyer (Boston College, USA)
Andreas Möglich (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Cynthia Sharma (University of Würzburg, Germany)
Samuel Sternberg (Columbia University, USA)
Cari Vanderpool (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Gerhart Wagner (Uppsala University, Sweden)
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
Poster Sessions
Posters will be displayed during the entire meeting and will be presented Wednesday and Thursday evening in spacious rooms. About 10-20 poster presenters will be selected to give a poster “Lightning Talk” Friday or Saturday afternoon, so submit your poster abstract early for full consideration!  The final deadline for submitting abstracts for poster presentations is August 1, 2021.
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 your preferred discussion topic.  Every effort will be made to match mentees and mentors by topic, but please understand if you do not receive your first choice.