Registration deadline extended

Registration deadline now Friday 4 September. Lecture selection and final program announcement: Wednesday 9 September

Poster Size Recommendation

Recommended poster width and length:  85 cm x 110 cm.


Again, we negotiate for the valuable prizes for the best contributions to the RNA Club Meeting by young researchers (students and post-doctoral fellows under the age of 35) ! RNA Society Award providing membership to the RNA Society (including access to the RNA Journal) and a substantial support (registration fee + 1000 USD) for attending RNA 2016, the 21th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society.

  • Awards are sponsored by the RNA Society
  • *This prize is reserved for members of Czech labs only

Additional cash prizes are available for the second best talk and best poster that are open to all student and post-doc participants under 35.

RNA Society


08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15Opening-Welcome
09:15 – 09:35Alexander Bruce
The first two cellfate decisions of preimplantation mouse embryo development are not functionally independent
09:35 – 09:55Andrej Susor
Temporal and spatial regulation of translation in the mammalian oocyte via the mTOReIF4F pathway
09:55 – 10:15Natalya Panova
Noncanonical transcription initiation in bacteria
10:15 – 10:45COFFEE BREAK


10:45 – 11:30Sebastian Leidel
When cells become dyslexic – How tRNA modification defects kill
11:30 – 11:50Petra Beznosková*
Update on the genetic code: tryptophan and cysteine aa-tRNAs are incorporated at UGAA and UGAG stop codons, respectively
11:50 – 12:10Silvia Mrvová*
Utilization of polyadenylation signals of eIF4E1, eIF4E2 and eIF4E3 in acute
leukemic cell lines
12:10 – 12:30Liam Keegan
Conserved evolutionary role of ADAR RNA editing enzymes in innate immunity.
13:30 – 14:15Odd numbered posters
14:15 – 15:00Even numbered posters


15:00 – 15:45David Rueda
Watching snRNA dynamics and assembly with single molecule resolution
15:45 – 16:05Adriana Roithova*
U snRNA targeting into Cajal bodies
16:05 – 16:25Vaclav Urban*
RECQ5 helicase promotes resolution of conflicts between replication and
16:25 – 16:45Karolina Sawiuk
Enzymes of the central carbon metabolism in pentose posphate pathway: are they linkers between transcription, DNA replication
16:45 – 17:15COFFEE BREAK
17:15 – 17:35Tomasz Kabzinski*
Structural basis for transcription termination coupled to mRNA
17:35 – 17:55Dalibor Blazek
Ovarian carcinoma CDK12 mutations misregulate expression of DNA repair genes via deficient formation and function of the Cdk12/CycK complex
17:55 – 18:15Marek Bartosovic*
Repeat the bad to become fat: Role of Fto in regulation of repetitive elements
18:15 – 18:25CLOSING REMARKS


Keynote speakers

Dr. Sebastian Leidel

Max Plank Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, DE

Prof. David Rueda

MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London, London, GB


Hassan Hashimi

Institute of Parasitology Biology Centre, CAS České Budějovice, CZ

Zdeněk Paris

Institute of Parasitology Biology Centre, CAS České Budějovice, CZ

Conference venue

Building C, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
Branišovská 31, 37005 České Budějovice, CZ
GPS: 48.9782409668, 14.4464931488

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How to get there

By public transport 

  • Bus number 3 from the main train and bus stations goes directly to the conference site. This bus runs frequently and also makes many stops around the city center. Get off the bus at the “Jihočeská univerzita” (University of South Bohemia) stop and cross the street. The conference site in in Building C of the university, which is to the west (or to the left when you cross the street) of the Biology Center.
  • The 3 bus stop at the train and bus stations is directly in front of the Mercury shopping center, whose roof serves as the bus station, and faces the train station/tracks. This bus stop is accessed from the train station via the pedestrian tunnel.
  • Bus tickets are 13 Kč and are obtained from yellow ticket machines or tobacco stands.
  • More information about buses around České Budějovice can be found here.

Suggested parking around the conference venue

Suggested parking lots offer 24 hour access to car. Green parking lots are outside of the university and Biology Center. Yellow parking is on the university campus and can be accessed by the yellow path from Branišovská street (first left after intersection onto Branišovská). Parking on nearby side streets is also possible.


The conference fee does not cover accommodation. Participants are asked to arrange their own accommodation. Link to a list of possibilities