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RNA localization and local translation

28 June – 3 July 2015 | Hersonissos, Greece


About the Conference

RNA transport and local translation are critical for the development and function of polarized cells in diverse organisms, contributing to the patterning of embryos, development of asymmetry, and the function of neurons. A growing awareness that RNA-based molecules and mechanisms are often conserved has stimulated interactions and collaborations among scientists from diverse fields. Furthermore, the advent of new techniques to study RNA-mediated regulation of gene expression, together with new roles for small noncoding RNAs has generated widespread interest and excitement within the community. This second EMBO conference series, which started in 1993, continues with the long-standing tradition of being the most important meeting in the field bringing together the key labs in this area. This EMBO conference promotes open communication and fosters international collaborations that span systems and disciplines. From studies in multiple cell types and systems, an understanding of the genetic, biochemical, structural and cell biological bases of RNA localization and local translation are beginning to emerge. These studies have important implications for human health, as mutations in genes encoding RNA-binding proteins underlie many diseases. The proposed meeting will be timely and of broad interest to a growing number of scientists interested in RNA trafficking, translational control and RNA-mediated regulation. Plenary lectures will be given by Dave Bartel, Anne Ephrussi, and Steve McKnight.


Topics to be discussed include:

  • the transport and localization of RNA in polarized cells and neurons
  • local protein synthesis in developmental and synaptic plasticity
  • regulatory roles small and long ncRNAs
  • structural basis of RNA and protein interactions
  • transcriptomics


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Payment deadline

30 April 2015

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Registration is now closed

the conference is full

Payment deadline

April 30, 2015


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Registration includes:

  • admission to scientific sessions
  • abstract book
  • coffee breaks
  • gala dinner

Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.   

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected on the basis of the abstract submission. All selected participants will give their presentation in the form of posters. In addition, a number of abstracts will be selected for short oral presentation or flash poster presentation.


Participants planning to bring a poster will be given priority, the relevance of the poster to the conference theme will be taken into consideration.

Abstract Review and Selection Process
All abstracts submitted to the conference will go through a peer-review process carried out by the conference Scientific Committee. 
The conference Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject low quality abstracts, as well as those not pertinent to the themes of the conference.
All presenting authors will be notified via email by the end of May 2015 at the latest.

Abstract guidelines

350 words max, including references. Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk or poster presentation. The abstract should display all authors and their full affiliation, a title and a short text describing your research.


Poster specifications

A0 portrait, maximum width 95 cm, height 178 cm.



 Please note that two payments will be necessary: One for registration and one for accommodation and board (see Venue page). For registration, details will be provided by Nicole Thomsen (contact person) once acceptance has been confirmed.

Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.
Please note that payment has to paid one month before the conference begins or your place will be cancelled.    
NO VISA support letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy for Registration

Fees will be refunded if notification of cancelation is received (by fax or e-mail) minus an administration fee as follows:

  • Until May 14, 2015: 10% total fee
  • From May 15 to May 28, 2015: 20% total fee
  • From May 29, 2015: 100% total fee


NO EXCEPTIONS. However, transfer of registration is accepted.

Cancellation Policy for Accommodation
Please refer to the venue’s website.






Nicole Thomsen

Tel: +49-69-8500331001

Fax: +49 69 850033 1099





Creta Maris Beach Resort
Greece-Crete, 700 14 Hersonissos
TEL: +30-28970-27000
FAX: +30-28970-22130
E-Mail: | website

Heraklion Airport is the closest airport approximately 22.5 km from/to Creta Maris Beach Resort with several flights a day from Athens, London, Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels, among others.


Directions from Heraklion Airport to Creta Maris

From the exit leaving the airport, follow the national road in the direction of Agios Nikolaos. Continue straight for about 20km. Turn right onto the exit at Kastelli and then turn left for Hersonissos. Keep going straight for 2 km then turn right onto the old road for Hersonissos village. When you arrive in Hersonissos (after 2km) you will see a medical centre on the left hand side. Turn left here and at the first crossroad turn left. Go straight ahead for about 500m and you will then see Creta Maris Beach Resort on your right hand side.

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Accommodation should be booked directly through the Creta Maris website by using a special booking code (“RNA2015”). Deposit one night at the time of the booking (nonrefundable when charged), remaining amount to be charged on 28/05/2015 (nonrefundable when charged).

Room descriptions – pdf here    
Single room rate: EUR 202.00 per day (including board for 1 person)        
Shared room rate: EUR 238.00 per day (including board for 2 people)     
Supplement for room with sea view: EUR 30.00 per day     
Supplement for suite with sea view: EUR 70.00 per day     
A limited number of family rooms are available upon request. The minimum capacity is 2 adults & 2 children. The price (if both children are under 14 years old): EUR 378.80 per day or EUR 385.00 per day for a suite with sea view. Includes board for everyone.