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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


13:00 - 17:00

Registration in Audimax Foyer
Reception

Thursday, March 15, 2012


09:00 - 09:10

Opening remarks

Session 1: Posttranscriptional control by small RNAs


09:10 - 10:00

Role of cytoplasmic deadenylase complexes in miRNA-mediated gene-silencing
Elisa Izaurralde
Tübingen

10:00 -10:25

miR-TRAP, a new high throughput method to identify regulatory microRNAs
Juliane Braun
Halle

10:25 - 11:00

Coffee

11:00 - 11:50

MicroRNAs, EMT and cancer stem cells
Thomas Brabletz
Freiburg

11:50 - 12:15

IGF2BP1 stabilizes ZEB1 mRNA and thereby prevents miR-200/-203-targeting in aggressive ATCs
Alexander Mensch
Halle

12:15 - 13:30

Lunch break Audimax Foyer

Session 2: Posttranscriptional control by small RNAs


13:30 - 14:20

Mechanisms and patterns of eukaryotic post-transcriptional gene control
Thomas Preiss
Sydney

14:20- 14:45

The non-coding Y3-RNA promotes histone-mRNA 3'-processing
Marcel Köhn
Halle

14:45- 15:35

MicroRNA-based mechanisms in cardiac disease: opportunities for novel therapeutic approaches
Thomas Thum
Hannover

15:35 - 16:15

Coffee

Session 3: Posttranscriptional control in pathogenesis


16:15 - 17:05

Spliced to LTRs - how endogenous retroviruses hijack tumor suppressor genes
Matthias Dobbelstein
Göttingen

17:05 - 17:30

Hepatitis C virus replication induces expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and accelerates vascularization of human hepatoma
Eileen Winkler
Halle

17:30 - 17:55

Identification of DDX6 as a cellular modulator of VEGF expression under hypoxia
Sebastian de Vries
Aachen

18:00 - 20:00

Get-together with Brezel, Soup and Beer

18:00- 21:00

Poster Session Audimax Foyer

21:00 - 23:59

Guided pubtour

Friday, March 16, 2012

Session 4: Posttranscriptional control by RNA-binding proteins


09:00 - 09:50

RNA regulation in X- chromosome dosage compensation
Fatima Gebauer
Barcelona

09:50 - 10:15

Activation of posttranscriptional control mechanisms by the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1
Sonam Dhamija
Hannover

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee

10:45 - 11:35

Following single mRNAs from birth to death
Robert H. Singer
New York

11:35- 12:00

Regulation of cytoplasmic polyadenylation complexes in early female meiotic germ cells
Ryuji Minasaki
Dresden

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch break
Audimax Foyer

Session 5: Posttranscriptional control by RNA-binding proteins


13:30- 14:20

Regulatory RNA-binding proteins: from mechanistic reductionism to complete mRNA interactomes
Matthias Hentze
Heidelberg

14:20 - 14:45

Characterization of the protein-mRNA interactome of a human cell line
Markus Landthaler
Berlin

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee

Session 6: Control of RNA fate


15:15- 16:05

mRNA regulation by deadenylation and small non-coding RNAs in Drosophila development
Martine Simonelig
Montpellier

16:05 -16:30

Identification of human and Drosophila 5'-nucleotidases degrading 7-methylguanosinemonophosphate
Juliane Buschmann
Halle

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee

17:00 - 17:50

A new function for CPEB1 coordinates alternative 3' UTR processing with translational regulation in cell cycle and cancer
Raúl Méndez
Barcelona

17:50 - 18:15

Role of the mammalian poly(A)-specific ribonuclease (PARN) in histone mRNA metabolism
Claudia Weißbach
Halle

18:15 - 19:30

Guided citytour

19:30 - 23:59

Banquet
Moritzburg

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Session 7: Hosts and Pathogens


09:00 - 09:50

Masking of the hepatitis C viral genome by miR-122
Peter Sarnow
Stanford

09:50 - 10:15

The DEAD-box helicase DDX3 supports the assembly of functional 80S ribosomes
René Geissler
Halle

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee

Session 8: Hosts and Pathogens


10:45 - 11:35

cis-acting RNA structures promoting translation reinitiation in caliciviruses
Gregor Meyers
Greifswald

11:35 - 12:00

RNA-binding proteins involved in the virulence of the plant pathogen Xanthomonas
Juliane Kuhfuß
Halle

12:00 - 12:50

Hfq binding to transcribed 3´regionsexpands functional output of bacterial mRNA genes
Jörg Vogel
Würzburg

12:50 - 13:00

Concludingremarks

13:00 - 14:00

Snack

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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
06108 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