RNA – COSI ’20

ISMB 2020, Montréal, Canada Virtual

The Integrative RNA Biology group (iRNA) would like to invite you to the 17th edition of the ISMB iRNA-COSI
meeting. Join us to learn more about RNA biology and the computational challenges involved.

Please save the date: July 12th  to 16th

Travel support and poster winner prize sponsored by the RNA Society


The integrative RNA biology (iRNA) meeting at ISMB brings together computational and experimental experts that drive new advances in RNA biology and overcome the computational challenges involved.

Don’t forget to submit your research & become a part of this exciting conference!
Abstract Deadline: April 02, 11:59 PM ET
CAMDA Extended Deadline: May 11

Submit here!

Confirmed invited speakers

Athma A Pai
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Athma’s research focuses on developing and applying methods to study the efficiency of RNA processing and understanding how various steps in RNA maturation are coordinated through lifecycle of an RNA molecule. The ultimate goal is to dissect how the efficiency (speed & accuracy) and variability of RNA processing decisions are regulated with spatiotemporal precision to create a final transcriptome. To achieve these aims, the lab uses interdisciplinary approaches combining across molecular biology, genetics, genomics, computational, and statistical analyses.

Jérôme Waldispühl
Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, McGill University

The lab of Jérôme Waldispühl develops algorithms for predicting and analyzing RNA structures. It combines structural and evolutionary information to predict 3D structures and physical interactions with other molecules. The group also applies this methodology to study the evolution of RNA structures, analyze the mutational profile of RNA sequences and design novel molecules with target folding properties.

Ana Conesa
Professor, University of Florida

Dr. Conesa Lab develops computational approaches to understand functional aspects of gene expression. She is currently interested in methodologies for multiomics data integration and for the analysis of long reads sequencing data to study the functional impact of alternative splicing. She has developed over a dozen of bioinformatics tools available to the scientific community.

Eric Lécuyer
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)

The Lécuyer lab is interested in the mechanisms and biological functions of RNA intracellular localization. More specifically, the lab studies the cellular impact of RNA trafficking to dynamic subcellular structures, such the mitotic apparatus and cell junctions, while also aiming to elucidate how defects in RNA localization pathways contribute to disease etiology. For this, the Lécuyer lab employs a variety of model systems, including in vivo studies in Drosophila and various human cellular models. To study these model systems the lab uses a diversity of approaches in molecular cell biology, high-throughput imaging and subcellular transcriptomics. In addition, the Lécuyer lab also contributes its expertise to the development of community resources, such as the ENcyclopedia of RNA Elements (ENCORE). As a member of the ENCORE consortium, the Lécuyer lab is systematically mapping the localization properties of human RNA binding proteins.

The registration for the meeting is done through the ISCB conference portal.

A plethora of useful information regarding fees and bonuses can be found here.

On the ISMB 2020 site you can find general information about traveling to Basel, where to stay, and where the conference is taking place.

The complete iRNA Group schedule is now available on the ISMB website.

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