Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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2012, Jul 22 -- Aug 03

E. Rivas (Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI)
E. Westhof (University of Strasbourg)

This workshop intends to bring together researchers in RNA computational biology, to identify the needs, and to propose new developments for the identification, annotation, and the computational analysis of functional and regulatory RNAs present in genomes.

A central aim of the meeting is to allow participants to do theoretical work on RNA genomics being in the same location with ample time to interact, transfer ideas, and do actual scientific research. The actual talks in the workshop will be informal yet technical, and they are intended to give impetus and dynamism to the collaborative exchange of ideas and algorithms. The meeting constitutes an unique opportunity for deepening and spreading knowledge on RNA bioinformatics.

Specifically, some of the issues that will be discussed are:

- RNA two and three dimensional structure prediction;
- RNA genefinding and genome annotation;
- RNA homology searches and structural alignments.
- RNA databases and RNA Ontology.
- RNA metagenomics.

Registration can be done through this website, not later than April 15th 2012.

Early bird registration: an early selection of 40 participants will be announced by March 4 from those applicants registered by February 29, 2012.


The registration fee for the conference is 100 euros. The conference fee can be paid upon arrival at the conference or by bank transfer to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Please indicate 'your name and surname + RNA' as subject in the payment.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
Please send a copy of the bank transfer receipt (including your name, conference name and transfer details)by email to info@benasque.org

Cancelation Policy A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancelations made up to 10 days before the conference start date. A no refund policy will be applied to cancelations made after this date.

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • logo CSIC
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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