Austrian Swiss Meeting

January 30. - February 03. 2019, Fuschlsee, Austria

We are delighted to announce the joint meeting of the NCCR RNA & Disease and the Vienna RNA Biology Network held at Fuschlsee in Hof bei Salzburg, Austria, from January 30. – February 3. 2019. The meeting will take place at the Hotel Sheraton Fuschlsee-Salzburg, which is about 20km from Salzburg. 

The joint meeting aims at stimulating scientific exchange and promoting collaborations between established and junior scientists from the Vienna and Swiss RNA communities. The meeting will cover a broad spectrum of topics related to RNA biology including RNA structure & folding, RNA Translation, Transcription, Bioinformatics, Regulatory RNAs, non-coding RNAs, RNA processing, RNA surveillance, RNA transport as well as Epigenetics & Gene expression. The format of the meeting will provide young scientists the opportunity to present their research to an audience of peers and established principal investigators in their field. The meeting program, size, and location will provide plenty of opportunities for networking and discussions.

Registration fees are heavily subsidized by the NCCR RNA & Disease and the Vienna RNA Biology Network to encourage the participation of invited researchers.

Registration is open to NCCR RNA & Disease and Vienna RNA Biology Network lab members who received an invitation by the organisers.

Registration is open now: click here to register

Registration closes on December 20. 2018. 

Download the preliminary program of the meeting here

For questions please contact zahra.ayatollahi[at]univie.ac.at (Vienna RNA Network) or larissa.grolimund[at]dcb.unibe.ch (NCCR RNA & Disease). 

Sponsors: more to be announced

Practical Info

Info for the travel from Switzerland

For participants travelling from Switzerland there is the option to book a seat on a bus organised by us from Bern or Zurich to Fuschlsee and return or single trip. During the online-registration process (registration link above) you will be asked if you want to book a seat or not. In case you book a seat you will be informed about exact departure spot and time beginning of January/ as soon as possible. The travel by bus from Zürich and Bern to the hotel at Fuschlsee will take around 7 and 8 hours (including an obligatory break of 45min), respectively. You will be charged CHF 130.- for the travel both ways and CHF 65.- for the travel one way. The costs for the bus will be charged directly to the PIs of the respective groups. Please not that the travel with the bus can only be guaranteed in case of enough reservations. In case you book a seat you will be informed at the earliest convenience at the beginning of January. 

If you decide to take the train and organise the travel by yourself (at your own expense), it takes ca 6h30 and 7h30 from Zurich and Bern, respectively to the Hotel (train to Salzburg main station then ÖBB-Postbus 150 to “Hof b. Salzburg Abzw Schloss Fuschl" and ca. 3 min walk to the hotel, or ÖBB-Postbus 155 to “Hof b.Salzburg Baderluck” and ca. 20 min walk to the hotel) with the following costs:

•    Zurich-Fuschlsee and return: ca. CHF 250.- (ca. CHF 190.- with Half-Fare travelcard)

•    Bern-Fuschlsee and return: ca. CHF 320.- (ca. CHF 225.- with Half-Fare travelcard)

Info for the travel from Vienna

For participants travelling from Vienna there is the option to book a seat on a bus organized by us from Vienna Biocenter to Fuschlsee and return or single trip. During the online-registration process (registration link above) you will be asked if you want to book a seat or not. In case you book a seat you will be informed about exact departure spot and time beginning of January/ as soon as possible (tentative dep from Vienna around noon time on 30th Jan, and dep from Fuschlsee in the morning on 3rd Feb) . The travel by bus will take around 3,5 hours.

If you decide to organize the travel yourself by train (at your own expense): Train to Salzburg main station (ÖBB or Westbahn), then ÖBB-Postbus 150 to “Hof b. Salzburg Abzw Schloss Fuschl" and ca. 3 min walk to the hotel, or ÖBB-Postbus 155 to “Hof b.Salzburg Baderluck” + ca. 20 min walk to the hotel. 

Info for oral presentations

The allocated time slots for each science talk will be depicted in the final program ( (around 15min + 5 min discussion). For smooth transmission between the talks, we kindly ask presenters to bring their presentations on a USB device and upload it in the break before your session (at the latest). An Apple laptop equipped with Powerpoint and Keynote and a PC notebook equipped with Powerpoint will be provided. If you need to run your presentation from your own notebook, please test it on site before your talk.  

Info for poster presentations

The format of your poster should not be wider than 90 cm or longer than 120 cm. Poster boards will be up from lunchtime on Thursday Jan. 31. to lunchtime on Saturday, Feb. 2. We strongly encourage all poster presenters to put up their poster during the entire time.