DAY ONE 
18th November 2021

DAY TWO
19th November 2021

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8:45 - 9:00h

Welcome

Session 1: Small RNAs

09:00 - 11:00h

 
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09:00 - 09:30h

Peter Brodersen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sensing of viral RNA in plants by a Dicer-like ribonuclease 

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09:30 - 09:50h

Pablo Manavella (PI) 

Inst. AgroBiotecnologia del Litoral (IAL) - Argentine

R-Loops between nascent pri-miRNAs and the encoding loci promote co-transcriptional processing of miRNAs in plants

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09:50 - 10:10h

Mateusz Bajczyk (Postdoc) 

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

The NEXT complex controls the levels of miRNA precursors in Arabidopsis

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10:10 - 10:30h

Tino Köster (Postdoc) 

Bielefeld University, Germany

Profiling a new set of nucleoplasmic players in miRNA biogenesis 

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10:30 - 10:50h

Nicolas Bologna (PI)

Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Spain

ARGONAUTE1 shuttling regulates  sRNA cellular partitioning in  Arabidopsis

Coffee

10:50 - 11:30h

Coffee break

Session 2: RNA structure and modifications

11:30 - 13:00h

 
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11:30 - 12:00h

Yiliang Ding 

John Innes, UK

RNA structure, a hidden regulator in vivo  

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12:00 - 12:20h

Tony Millar (PI)

Australian National University

The role of conserved RNA secondary structures in plant miRNA-target interactions

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12:20 - 12:40h

Laura Arribas-Hernandez (Postdoc)

University of Copenhagen

Principles of mRNA targeting and regulation via the Arabidopsis m6A-binding proteins ECT2 and ECT3

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12:40- 13:00h

Brian Gregory (PI)

University of Pennsylvania, USA

The effects of RNA modifications on plant biology

Networking Event

13:00 - 13:30h

Meet the speakers (breakout rooms)

Healthy Lunch

13:30 - 14:30h

Lunch break

Session 3: RNA-protein interactions I

14:30 - 15:40h

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14:30 - 15:00h

Koen Geuten

KU Leuven, Belgium

Combined methods applied to plants to isolate RNA bound proteins 

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15:00 - 15:20h

Roosje Van Ende (PhD)

KU Leuven, Belgium

A new, cost-effective RNA-targeting protocol 

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15:20 - 15:40h

Gail Preston (PI)

University of Oxford, UK

Profiling the Plant RBPome across the Plant Kingdom

 
Coffee

15:40 - 16:10h

Coffee break

Session 4: RNA protein interactions II

16:10 - 17:30h

Title - TBA

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16:10 - 16:30h

Zhe Wu (PI) 

Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Chromatin-bound RNA sequencing and eCLIP-seq as powerful tools in studying RNA processing in plant

Title - TBA

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16:30 - 16:50h

Melanie Wegener (PhD)

Bielefeld University, Germany

Hints to moonlighting functions of Arabidopsis GAPDH in RNA-binding and translation regulation 

Title - TBA

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16:50 - 17:10h

Benjamin Lenzen (Postdoc) 

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Identification of chloroplast RRM-protein binding sites and their role in cold acclimation 

Title - TBA

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17:10 - 17:30h 

Federico Ariel (PI) 

CONICET, Argentina

Sequence-unrelated long noncoding RNAs converged to modulate the activity of conserved epigenetic machineries across kingdoms 

 
Networking Event

17:30 - 18:00h

Meet the speakers (breakout rooms)

Session 5: RNA-sequencing technologies

9:00 - 10:30 h

 
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9:00 - 9:30h

Gordon Simpson

University of Dundee, UK

Pore but happy: using nanopore sequencing to understand gene expression

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9:30 - 9:50h

Marine Guilcher (PhD)

University of Paris Saclay, France

Full length transcriptome highlights the coordination of plastid transcript processing 

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9:50 - 10:10h

Sarlita Dwiani (PhD) 

Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Determining the function of a dually targeted plant organellar RNA polymerase

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10:10 - 10:30h

Zhicheng Dong (PI) 

Guangzhou University, China

Sequencing nascent RNAs from model and crop plants

Coffee

10:30 - 11:00h

Coffee break

Session 6: RNA processing I

11:00 - 12:30h

 
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11:00 - 11:30h

Sascha Laubinger

University of Oldenburg, Germany

Composition and function of the Arabidopsis U1 snRNP

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11:30 - 11:50h

Julieta Mateos (PI) 

IFIBYNE-UBA-ARGENTINA

The snRNP assembly factor pICln modulates low temperature effects on alternative splicing and growth in Arabidopsis 

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11:50 - 12:10h

Soledad Traubenik (Postdoc) 

IBBM - UNLP - CONICET, Argentinia 

The Subunit 3 of the Superkiller complex (SKI3) mediates mRNA degradation in Medicago truncatula roots in response to Sinhorihizobium meliloti

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12:10 - 12:30h

Peter Kindgren (PI)

Umeå Plant Science Center, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

The long non-coding RNA SVALKA regulates CBF1 to control biomass production in Arabidopsis 

Business Conference

12:30- 13:00h

Meet the speakers (breakout rooms)

Healthy Lunch

13:00- 14:00h

Lunch break

Session 7: RNA processing II

14:00 - 15:20h

 

Session 7: An evolutionary perspective on transcriptional regulation

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14:00 - 14:20h

Guillermina Kubaczka (PhD)

University of Buenos Aires - CONICET, Argentina

Alternative splicing and polyadenylation regulation in response to light in Arabidopsis thaliana

Session 7: An evolutionary perspective on transcriptional regulation

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14:20 - 14:40

Vitor Pinoti (Postdoc) 

University of São Paulo, Brazil

SCI1 associates with the splicing machinery and affects the alternative splicing of SR30 splicing factor 

Session 7: An evolutionary perspective on transcriptional regulation

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14:40 - 15:00h

Dora Szakonyi (Postdoc) 

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal

The Arabidopsis SR45 protein modulates ABA-mediated early plant development and stress responses

Session 7: An evolutionary perspective on transcriptional regulation

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15:00 - 15:20h

Varvara Dikaya & Nabila El Arbi (PhDs) 

Umeå University, Sweden

The role of PORCUPINE as a putative link between splicing and cold temperature signalling 

Coffee

15:20 - 15:50h

Coffee break

Session 8:  Transcriptional regulation

15:50 - 17:30h

 

Session 7: An evolutionary perspective on transcriptional regulation

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15:50 - 16:20h

Romy Schmidt

Bielefeld University, Germany

The Mediator complex: a hub in ERFVII-dependent transcriptional reprogramming under hypoxia in Arabidopsis thaliana

Session 7: An evolutionary perspective on transcriptional regulation

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16:20 - 16:40

Yu Jin  (Postdoc)

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

A trans-acting long non-coding RNA represses flowering in Arabidopsis

Session 7: An evolutionary perspective on transcriptional regulation

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16:40 - 17:00h

Donat Wulf (PhD) 

Bielefeld University, Germany

Comparative analysis of gene regulatory networks and transcription factor binding sites 

Session 7: An evolutionary perspective on transcriptional regulation

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17:00 - 17:30h

François Parcy 

CNRS, Grenoble-Alpes University, CEA, INRAE, France

Evolutionary trajectories of floral transcription factors

Networking Event

17:30 - 18:00h

Meet the speakers (breakout rooms)

Best talk prize and Farewell

18:00 - 18:15h