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RNA structure meets function

12 – 15 June 2016 | Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden

Photo: Simone Codeluppi & Lorenzo Baronti (structures 1K9W, 2NQ6 PDB entries)

Registration deadline

01 March 2016

Abstract submission deadline

01 March 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

15 March 2016

Payment deadline

01 April 2016

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About the workshop

Recent developments in sequencing technology have revealed widespread transcription of the eukaryotic genome, uncovering an overwhelming quantity of novel functional RNAs. The list of these RNAs is constantly increasing and already includes lncRNAs, circular RNAs and enhancer RNAs. The basic mechanisms of action of these RNAs remain to be elucidated and are most likely highly correlated with RNA secondary and tertiary structure, as previously found in examples of other RNAs, e.g. ribosomal RNAs and tRNAs. Nevertheless, the connection between RNA structural biology and RNA function is still in its infancy. Therefore, the overall aim of this EMBO Workshop is to promote scientific exchange and synergies across the fields of RNA structure and RNA function, by gathering leading established and upcoming scientists to discuss and exchange the most recent advances in these areas and cutting-edge technologies to tackle them.


Among the topics to be covered in the EMBO Workshop are:

  1. structural RNA biology
  2. large RNA complexes
  3. regulatory RNAs and chromatin
  4. RNA dynamics
  5. regulatory & non-coding RNAs







Registration deadline

01 March 2016

Abstract submission deadline

01 March 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

15 March 2016

Payment deadline

01 April 2016



8 000 SEK (incl. VAT)


8 875 SEK (incl. VAT)


13 000 SEK (incl. VAT)

Registration has been closed and, as we are heavily oversubscribed (217 people for 105 places), we are not considering late registrations.



Registration includes

  • Access to all scientific and poster sessions (conference registration)

  • Accommodation (4 nights) and all meals

  • Social events
  • Shuttle from/to the Airport

Selection Criteria

Your abstract's scientific relevance in respect to the meeting and broad geographic distribution will be used as selection criteria. Additional talks will be selected based on the quality of their submitted abstracts. Preference will be given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and a fair representation of gender will be aimed at.

Abstract Guidelines

2000 characters maximum, including references.
Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk or a poster.

The abstract should display all authors and their full affiliation; these are not included in the character limit.

Poster Dimensions

A0 Portrait, maximum width 90 cm, height 130 cm.


Selected participants will be provided with a payment link.

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for doctoral students and post-docs in the order of 300$. Selection will be handled by the organizers who will directly notify the awardees.



Please contact the organisers by email.




venue map


Skåvsjöholmsvägen 80,184 94


Accommodation will be in single rooms ( and limited number of double rooms. All catering (during breaks, breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided in the centre.


Bus trips on the days of arrival and departure from Arlanda Airport and central Stockholm will be organized.


For GPS:
Enter our street address, "Skåvsjöholmsvägen 80, Åkersberga"


By public transport: Please consult and enter Skåvsjöholmsvägen as your final destination.

Take bus 629 from Danderyds sjukhus (Danderyd Hospital). After about 40 minutes, you will arrive at the stop called Rydbo Saltsjöbad. From the bus stop, it is a 15 minute walk. Follow the road in the direction you were travelling on the bus, and turn off to the right at the sign Skåvsjöholm.


By plane: Stockholm Arlanda airport is the closest airport. The price of a taxi from the airport to Skåvsjöholm is about 700 SEK.

About the Area

The conference centre Skåvsjöholm is located close to Stockholm in the famous Roslagen-Stockholm Archipellago, about 31 km north of Stockholm. The conference centre is located directly at the coast, offering beautiful views over the archipellago.

The conference centre has a restaurant, a bar, a sauna, a fitness room, a private beach, a large garden area, sunny terraces, and other spaces for socialising and discussion.

The Stockholm archipelago is cluster of some 30,000 islands and rocks spreading 80 km east from Stockholm into the Baltic Sea. It is world-famous for its beautiful nature, allowing all kinds of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, sea kayaking, biking, and swimming. The following websites provide more information about the area and nearby attractions:

  1. Visit Sweden - Stockholm archipelago
  2. Visit Skärgården
  3. Visit Stockholm

Visit Sweden - Stockholm