Summer Schools

The 3rd NCCR RNA & Disease summer school "RNA Regulation in Health and Disease: Genome architecture and gene expression - RNA turnover - Epitranscriptomics - Phase separation" will take place in Saas-Fee, Switzerland from August 26th to 30th 2019.

The Summer School provides the opportunity to share ideas and learn from leading scientists in the field - check out the stunning lineup of speakers on the flyer below (click on the flyer to download it). The program consists of keynote presentations by invited speakers, workshops in small groups, group discussions lead by the invited speakers, flash talks by participating students and postdocs and plenty of opportunities for networking. 

This Summer School is open to all interested students and postdocs in the field of RNA biology. In case of over-subscription, priority will be given to PhD students and postdocs from NCCR RNA & Disease labs, however 10 spots will be reserved for non-NCCR RNA & Disease lab members. Participation is limited to a maximum of 40 people. The participation fee costs CHF 150.-  and includes accommodation and meals during the Summer School. Travel costs are not covered. 

Registration is now open: click here to register

Registration closes on April 5. 2019.
For questions regarding the summer school please contact office[at]nccr-rna-and-disease.ch

2nd NCCR RNA & Disease Summer School

“RNA & RNP architecture: from structure to function to disease”

August 28. - September 1. 2017 - Saas-Fee - Switzerland

From August 28th to September 1st 2017, the NCCR RNA & Disease organised its second Summer School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. The five-day Summer School “RNA & RNP architecture: from structure to function to disease” allowed students and postdoctoral researchers to expand their knowledge in the field of RNA structure and its importance in function and disease. A one-day workshop dedicated to RNA techniques provided the unique opportunity for participants to gain deep insights into the state of the art methodologies in the field. The program consisted of keynote presentations from invited speakers, discussion groups and presentations from participating students and postdocs.

1st NCCR RNA & Disease Summer School

“RNA as Target and Drug”

August 24th -28th 2015 in Saas-Fee - Switzerland

The NCCR RNA & Disease actively promotes the education of young researchers. To stimulate exchange between young researchers and leading scientists in the field of RNA Biology and RNA therapeutics, we organized the 1st NCCR RNA & Disease Summer School covering the topic “RNA as Target and Drug”. The Summer School provided the opportunity to share ideas and learn about the RNA molecule both as target for therapies and as a drug, interactively with internationally renowned scientists from academia and industry.

The first NCCR RNA & Disease Summer School took place from August 24th to 28th 2015 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. The program consisted of keynote presentations from invited speakers, discussion panels and presentations from participating PhD students, postdocs, and MSc students.

Speakers of the 1st Summer School

  • Akin Akinc - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, USA
  • Suzanne Braga - Medical Genetics, PPM, Bern, Switzerland
  • Serge Braun - AFM-Théléthon, France
  • Thomas A. Cooper - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
  • Jonathan Hall - ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Ryszard Kole - Sarepta Therapeutics, Cambridge, USA
  • Erich Koller - Roche, Basel, Switzerland
  • Daniel Schümperli - University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Markus Stoffel - ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Andrea Ventura - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
  • Dimitrios Zisoulis - Regulus Therapeutics, San Diego, USA