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This conference on Nucleic Acids and Immunity is the second of a series of three, funded by the EU under Framework 7, which will focus on build a synergistic relationship between researchers in these two areas. The epitranscriptome is a new emerging field of research. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers in the fields of immunology, innate immune nucleic acid sensing and enzymatic modification of nucleic acids. There will also be a medical perspective, discussing how the lack of certain modifications leading to aberrant innate immune recognition of nucleic acids results in disease.
CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology is a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers. It is being developed in conjunction with universities and research institutes in Brno, Czech Republic.
Masaryk University is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been infused with a strong democratic spirit ever since its establishment in 1919.
The conference is a satelite event for The 22nd Annual Meeting of the RNA Society held from May 30 to June 3, 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic. For those interested will be arranged free bus from Prague to Brno at Sunday June 4th (departure at 11:00) and back to Prague at Wednesday June 7th (departure at 13:30). On Sunday afternoon will be arranged a guided sightseeing tour in Brno (for Brno sightseeings see the video).
The participant of The 22nd Annual Meeting of the RNA Society will have a discount on the conference fee.
The RNA Society will grant a RNA Society Awards for best posters. More information in abstract submission section.
The conference is realized under the patronage of the Mayor of the City of Brno, Petr Vokřál and with support by the City of Brno.