March 7 - 11, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico
After decades of a protein-centric view of gene regulation, it has become clear that the control of gene expression by regulatory RNAs is equally important. New small and large noncoding RNA molecules continue to be discovered at a staggering rate in bacterial model organisms as well as in the transcriptomes of bacterial communities. Newly discovered structural and functional aspects of such RNAs have reached a degree of breadth that requires a meeting with a strong focus on bacterial RNA research to fully address the diversity of these new regulators of gene expression and bring together the scientists involved in these studies. Regulating with RNA in Bacteria was the first conference dedicated to this topic and premiered a forum for the presentation of cutting-edge advances and the latest perspectives in the areas of discovery, mechanisms and structure of bacterial riboregulators.
Conference Goal: The main goal of the meeting was to bring together researchers that use different approaches to study different aspects of RNA regulation in divergent bacterial systems, thus facilitating cross-fertilization of ideas among investigators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students studying a variety of bacteria.
Gisela Storz; National Institutes of Health, USA
Jörg Vogel; University of Würzburg, Germany
Karen Wassarman; University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
ASM Conferences Committee Liaison:
Christine Jacobs-Wagner; Yale University, USA