11 Oct

October 5th-8th, 2014 – The Complex Life of RNA Meeting in Heidelberg

Complex-Life-of-RNAThe Complex Life of RNA is back! It is the third time the RNA community gathers in Heidelberg to discuss the latest scientific findings. It was great to meet a lot of friends in this exciting environment. In parallel to the conference we had organized a gathering of (junior) group leaders working on all aspects of RNA biology. I enjoyed very much chatting with you during dinner and I am looking forward to seeing you again next year – same time, same place!

26 Jul

July 21st-25th, 2014 – RIGeL Practical Course: Current Methods in RNP Analysis

RIGel CBB RNA Biology LogoThe Graduate Research Academy RNA Biology of the Regensburg International Graduate School for Life Sciences (RIGeL) organized a practical course teaching the latest methods in RNP analysis. 16 PhD students (many of them from outside of Regensburg) had the chance to learn about state-of-the-art methodology from experts in the field. Exciting lectures were combined with hands-on experimentation. This provided not only detailed insights into the methods but also experimental guidance in how to set up the different types of assays. It was great fun and I am happy for the opportunity to contribute! See the poster. A big thank you to Alfredo Castello and Rastislav Horos who traveled to Regensburg to teach RNA Interactome Capture!