First International Meeting
Posttranscriptional Control of Gene Expression
- Mechanisms and Role in Pathogenesis -


The Graduiertenkolleg 1591 (GRK1591), a DFG-funded training program for doctoral students, seeks to reveal and characterize the nature and role of regulatory mechanisms directing gene expression at the posttranscriptional level. These involve the regulation of mRNA processing, turnover, translation and, in certain cases, directed transport of mRNAs to subcellular cytoplasmic compartments. Major known regulators of mRNA fate are RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNAs such as microRNAs in higher eukaryotes and small noncoding RNAs in bacteria. A particularly important and rapidly evolving area of research explores the impact of posttranscriptional control mediated by RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNAs on pathogenesis. The international meeting of the GRK1591 aims at providing a platform to discuss latest developments in the field of posttranscriptional gene regulation and how these impact the initiation and progression of disease on the molecular level.

SPEAKERS

Thomas Brabletz
Freiburg
Thomas Preiss
Sydney
Matthias Dobbelstein
Göttingen
Peter Sarnow
Stanford
Fatima Gebauer
Barcelona
Martine Simonelig
Montpellier
Matthias Hentze
Heidelberg
Robert H. Singer
New York
Elisa Izaurralde
Tübingen
Thomas Thum
Hannover
Raúl Méndez
Barcelona
Jörg Vogel
Würzburg
Gregor Meyers
Tübingen
VE N U E
Auditorium Maximum
Universitätsplatz 1
06099 Halle (Saale)
O R G A N IZ E R S
Stefan Hüttelmaier
Elmar Wahle
Ulla Bonas
C O N T A C T
Mechtild Wahle
mechtild.wahle@medizin.uni-halle.de
Juliane Braun
juliane.braun@medizin.uni-halle.de