Poster size

Poster board size is 90 x 120 cm (width x height)

Registration is (not) closed

The registration for having an abstract published in the abstract book is closed but we still have capacity to accommodate a few participants (with or without posters). You can register here. Please, note that you will be asked for the VAT number (DIČ) of your institution, which is needed for processing your payment. Sorry about the hassle.

Registration deadlines

Meeting registration (with or without a poster): 31.8. 2018

Registration for abstract-selected talks: 14.8. 2018

Registration fee

Registration fee is 600 CZK to cover the cost of catering & meeting organization.

Compliance notice

It is understood but not accepted that individuals enforcing administrative rules need not prove that rules actually contain whatever provision the accused violator is accused of violating

Welcome note

The goal of RNA Club is to bring together enthusiastic researchers from the Czech Republic as well as the neighbouring countries to discuss the cutting edge research on RNA biology. We wish that the RNA club will continue to stimulate scientific exchange and create opportunities for new collaborations among the participants.

We are honoured to host the RNA Club meeting after one year hiatus caused by hosting the RNA Society meeting in Prague the last year.

Leos Shivaya Valasek & Petr Svoboda

RNA Club Awards

For this year, the best contribution at the 2018 RNA Club will be awarded by the RNA Society a $1000 travel support and a free meeting registration for the 2019 RNA Society Meeting in Krakow. In addition, a free 1-year RNA Society membership will be awarded to the second and third place contributions. RNA Society Awards are limited to students and post-doctoral fellows under the age of 35 who are members of laboratories in the Czech Republic.

RNA Society


Prof. Mark Helm
Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, DE

Claudia Kutter
Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SE


08:00 – 09:00REGISTRATION

Session I – Wild RNA things

Chair: Hana Macíčková-Cahová

09:10 – 09:40Edward Curtis (IOCB ASCR)
Mechanisms of G-quadruplex biochemical specificity
09:40 – 10:00Eva Hegedűsová (Paris lab, Biology Centre CAS)
Nuclear tRNA export in Trypanosoma brucei
10:00 – 10:20Jiří Pospíšil (Krásný lab, IMB ASCR)
Bacterial nanotubes: morphology, genetic determinants and transfer of macromolecules
10:20 – 11:00COFFEE BREAK

Session II – Lost in translation

Chair: Leos Valášek

11:00 – 11:50Maria Hatzoglou (Case Western Reserve University)
Surviving cellular stress via adaptive mRNA translation
11:50 – 12:10Jakub Zeman (Valášek lab, IMB ASCR)
eIF3: A Structural Odyssey. An epic drama of adventure and exploration of yeast eIF3 structure
12:10 – 12:30Václav Vopálenský (Pospíšek lab, CUNI)
Unconventional 5′ and 3′ UTRs of yeast linear plasmid mRNAs suggest a novel mechanism of translation
12:30 – 12:50Agnieszka Ciesielska (Bio-Rad)
The unexplored transcriptome. Long noncoding RNA
12:50 – 15:00LUNCH & POSTERS

Session III – From RBPs with love

Chair: Petr Svoboda

15:00 – 15:50Gunter Meister (University of Regensburg)
Regulation of gene expression by RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNAs
15:50 – 16:10Zuzana Krchňáková (Staněk lab, IMG ASCR)
16:10 – 16:30Tomasz Kabziński (Štefl lab, MUNI-CEITEC)
Connecting 5′ to 3′ activities: Interaction between Rtt103p and Trf4p
16:30 – 16:50Dagmar Zigáčková (Vaňáčová lab, MUNI-CEITEC)
The effect of the Perlman syndrome DIS3L2 exoribonuclease in the regulation of gene expression
16:50 – 17:20COFFEE BREAK

Session IV – Nucleotides are forever

Chair: Štěpánka Vaňáčová

17:20 – 17:40Denisa Jansova (Susor lab, IAPG)
RNA biosensors in living cells – Spatiotemporal mRNA translation
17:40 – 18:00Anna Šimonová (Cahová lab, IOCB ASCR)
LC/MS analysis of RNA from viral particles
18:00 – 18:20Anzer Khan (Keegan lab, MUNI-CEITEC)
Deciphering effects of Adar on Drosophila metamorphosis
18:20 – 18:50Juan Alfonzo (Ohio State University)
Editing and modification by enzyme co-activation: A 10-year solution to a 25-year problem
19:00 – 24:00DINNER & PARTY


Keynote Speaker

Maria Hatzoglou

Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, US

Talk: Surviving cellular stress via adaptive mRNA translation

Gunter Meister

Institute of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, DE

Talk: Regulation of gene expression by RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNAs


Petr Svoboda

Laboratory of Epigenetic Regulations Institute of Molecular Genetics ASCR Prague, CZ
(+420) 241 063 147
Fax: (+420) 224 310 955

Leos Shivaya Valasek

Laboratory of Regulation of Gene Expression Institute of Microbiology ASCR Prague, CZ
(+420) 241 062 288
Fax: (+420) 241 062 665

Conference venue

Institute of Molecular Genetics, of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
Vídeňská 1083, 14220 Prague, CZ
Building F, Milan Hasek lecture hall
GPS: 50.0171699524, 14.4657697678

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How to get there

Transport & parking

For navigation, consult the web page.


Accommodation is not covered by the conference fee. The three hotels listed below are conveniently located. Just follow the links to check availability and prices.

Rezidence EMMY
– located within a walking distance of the conference hall (5-10 mins). Prices from 57.20 Euro/night. May have limited availability.


Hotel ILF
– located at Budejovicka Metro station (15 minutes with bus no. 193 ride to the Krc campus). Prices from 1600 CZK/night (~63 Euro/night).


Hotel Occidental
– located near Budejovicka Metro station (15 minutes with bus no. 193 ride to the Krc campus). Prices from 48 Euro/night.



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