Polish-Japanese RNA Meeting

Organized by: Faculty of Biology AMU and Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences

17-18 czerwca 2019

Polish-Japanese RNA Meeting was organized in Poznań on 17-18th of June, 2019 by scientists from Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS and Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology AMU (Prof. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska, Dr Katarzyna Raczyńska, Dr  Mikołaj Olejniczak, Prof. Krzysztof Sobczak from AMU site).

This conference took place immediately after the XXIV Annual Meeting of the RNA Society in Kraków, which was co-organized by Prof. Artur Jarmołowski from IBMB AMU.

The Polish-Japanese RNA Meeting took place in the main building of Polish Academy of Science in Poznan and involved around 150 participants.

There were 30 talks, which topics concerned RNA structure and stability, transcription and regulation of gene expression in bacteria, plants and animals, RNA in human diseases and therapeutic approaches. Among leading scientists forom Japanese research centres who took part in the conference were: Yuichiro Watanabe, Nobuyoshi Akimitsu, Shinichiro Akichika, and Tsutomu Suzuki from University of Tokyo, and Takayuki Konchi and Osamu Takeuchi from Kyoto University.

In addition to participation in scientific meetings, our Japanese guests met Rector of the Adam Mickiewicz University, had a sightseeing tour around Poznań, and listened to the concert of the Choir of Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry at the Działynski Palace.