23rd Plant Biology Symposium - RNA Biology

Plant Biology

May 18, 2022 @ 09:00 am to May 20, 2022 @ 05:00 pm

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23rd Plant Biology Symposium - RNA Biology

May 18-20, 2022

RNA research is currently receiving world-wide recognition with recent breakthroughs in RNAi and CRISPR, not to mention the first mRNA-based vaccines. In 2022, Penn State will host an RNA biology symposium with a special emphasis on plants. Plant biologists have historically organized a series of stimulating international conferences on post-transcriptional gene regulation, and this will be the next conference in the series.

Topics that will be covered include small RNAs, RNA structure, RNA processing, localization, translation, and epigenetics, and interconnections to the roles that RNA plays in plant growth, development, physiology, defense, and abiotic stress response. The conference will feature established and emerging leaders in all aspects of plant RNA biology, who will present on the latest biological and technological advances in this exciting field. Short talks will also be chosen on the basis of submitted abstracts, and there will be ample time for informal discussions and poster presentations.