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30.9.-1.10.2016 LJUBLJANA (Slovenia)

Join us at the first international conference bringing together prominent world scientists in stem biology, RNA biochemistry and system biology that will deliver the latest insights in RNA regulation and (epi)genomic engineering in stem cells.

Molecular Life of Stem Cells 2016 will address the fundamental question of molecular and cellular mechanisms of self-renewal and cell fate determination. Specific gene expression programs are responsible both for the self-renewal of stem cells and for specific differentiation programs. Lately it is becoming increasingly clear that regulation of stem cells occurs at multiple levels. Harnessing knowledge of this complex regulatory landscape is key to unlocking the therapeutic potential of stem cell research in regenerative medicine. Proposed lecture course is ideal for bringing together scientists from different fields and foster interdisciplinary discussions that will promote cross-collaboration between experts in stem research and RNA mechanisms. This knowledge might open new avenues in understanding of stem cell differentation and stimulate understanding of regenerative medicine or for the treatment of genetic diseases. In light of recent findings underscoring importance of post-transcriptional regulation of life of stem cells, we will elaborate complex systems of cell fate determination using a large collection of tools that includes noncoding RNAs and RNA binding proteins (RBPs) and cutting-edge technology.


Thursday, 29 September 2016, Biotechnical Faculty University of Ljubljana (Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana)

  • Main event

Friday and Saturday, 30 September - 1 October 2016, Conference center of Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana (Poljanski nasip 2, 1000 Ljubljana) 


Why attend? / What to expect?

Exceptional scientific program that encloses two full days scientific lectures of 30 world renowned  researchers, contributed talks and poster presentations to encompass scientific achivements in molecular life of stem cells. There will be plenty of opportunities for interactions among all levels of attendees. Lecture sessions will be supplemented with opportunities for abstract- selected talks and poster presentations, and additionaly social and networking events.


Apply to participate

Conference attendance is FREE but requires registration.

Online registration here: click.


Important dates and deadlines:

  • August 29, 2016: abstract submission deadline to be considered for a talk
  • September 12, 2016: abstract submission deadline
  • September 10, 2016: workshop registration deadline
  • September 12, 2016: (latest) decision about posters selected
  • September 11, 2016: decision about the selected workshop participants
  • September 10, 2016: conference registration deadline

If you have any question about the conference please feel free to contact us: tjasa.lepko@helmholtz-muenchen.de