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RNA PhD Conference 2023

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RNA PhD Conference will aim to showcase the research results of PhD candidates. The conference program will include oral presentations of research results of students in the RNA field. This conference represents an excellent opportunity to learn what research is taking place in the laboratories in RNA programmes.

Doctoral researchers will deliver 15 minutes-long ppt presentation introducing the research topic, methodology, and results that have been achieved so far. A Q&A and discussion will follow each presentation (5 minutes). The presentations will be held in meeting room 211, followed by an informal networking party..

Registration for this event will be open until 5 November 2023.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration  
9:00 - 9:10 WELCOME – Mary O’ Connell  
9:10 - 10:30 Session 1  
9:10 - 9:30 Anna Rudolfová 
(CEITEC MU – J.Fajkus)
Telomerase RNP complex - composition and function
9:30 - 9:50 Samia  Belaidi
(CEITEC MU – H. Robert Boisivon)
The role of MONOPTEROS isoform MP11ir during somatic embryogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
9:50 - 10:10 Jana Faturová 
(CEITEC MU – K.Říha)
Arabidopsis TDM3 is a novel component of Cajal bodies involved in cell division
10:10 - 10:30 Surendra Saddala 
(CEITEC MU – K.Říha)
Unraveling the molecular function of CDM1 zinc-finger protein in meiotic progression in Arabidopsis thaliana
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break E35/211
11:00 - 12:20 Session 2  
11:00 - 11:20 Katherina Meisel
(JGU Mainz)
Structure-based RNA-ligand design to fight infectious diseases
11:20 - 11:40 Elisabeth Kallert
(JGU Mainz)
Exploring RNA as a Promising Drug Target– Computer aided Drug Design, Assay Development & Applications
11:40 - 12:00 Laura Almena Rodriguez
(JGU Mainz)
Electrosta*c Anchoring in RNA-Ligand Design – Finding the Balance between Affinity, Binding Kine*cs and Selec*vit
12:00 - 12:20 Joana Pereirinha
A mechanistic link between histone mRNA homeostasis and piRNA biogenesis
12:20 - 13:20 Lunch break  Atrium
13:20 - 14:45 Session 3  
13:20 - 13:40 Mohd Isar 
(CEITEC MU – P. Lukavsky)
Screening of drug-like molecule binders of 3’UTR segments of cancer-related mRNAs
13:40 - 14:00 Pedro Zeni
(CEITEC MU – M. Mráz)
The Role of lncRNAs in BCR-mediated CLL activation
14:00 - 14:20 Michaela Pešová
(CEITEC MU – Š. Pospíšilová)
Uncovering functional differences among chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients' subgroups with differentially phosphorylated p53 by RNA sequencing
14:20 - 14:40 Peter Maník 
(CEITEC MU – D. Blažek)
Regulation of gene expression by CDK12 and CDK13
14:40 - 15:00 Coffee break E35/211
15:00 - 15:40 Session 4  
15:00 - 15:20 Zuzana Kosková 
Role of RNAs on mitotic chromosomes
15:20 - 15:40 Quipei Du
(CEITEC MU – M. O' Connell)
Effects of editing-independent ADAR2 effects on dsRNA sensor function
15:40 - 16:30 Key note speaker   
15:40 - 16:30 Leoš Shivaya Valášek
(Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
Ribosomal A-site interactions with near-cognate tRNAs drive stop codon readthrough
16:30 - 18:00 Core facilities excursion  
18:00 - 20:00 Networking dinner in the atrium  


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 952541. Disclaimer: This website and included materials reflect only the author’s view and the Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


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10. 11. 2023, 09:00 - 18:00
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CEITEC MU, University Campus, Building E35, Room 211