Swiss RNA Workshop on January 21, 2022: Registration and abstract submission open

The next edition of the Swiss RNA Workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 21, 2022, in Bern starting at 09:15.

This workshop aims to bring together graduate students, postdocs and principal investigators interested in diverse aspects of RNA research.

At the 2022 workshop, three keynotes will be given by the following Principal Investigators:

Stefanie Jonas (Institute for Molecular Biology & Biophysics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland)
"RNP assembly machineries: mechanistic understanding of RNP biogenesis"
Website Jonas Lab

Adrian Krainer (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, USA)
"Mechanisms of RNA splicing and how we can correct these defects for therapy"
Website Krainer Lab

Volker Thiel (Insitute for Virology and Immunology & Vetsuisse Faculty, EDI and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland)
"Coronavirus-Host Interaction: Innate Immune Evasion and Coronavirus Replication"
Website Thiel Lab

Together with about 10 selected short talks from the abstracts submitted by you and a poster session that will offer ample time for discussions, we will have an exciting program.

The Swiss RNA Workshop is financed by the NCCR RNA & Disease. Thanks to this support and additional sponsoring by Axonlab, Takara, Microsynth, Huberlab and Merck participation in the Swiss RNA Workshop is free of charge including lunch and coffee breaks.

Further information regarding the workshop can be found on the meeting's web page:

As in previous years, we encourage you to submit abstracts of your work. From these, we will select about 10 speakers for oral presentations, while the other abstracts will be presented as posters. Although we encourage group leaders to give young researchers a chance to present their results, group leaders are of course also welcome to speak or present posters.

Registration and abstract submission:
The deadline for registration and abstract submission is December 12th, 2021. For logistic reasons, registration is required for everybody (including PIs), even if you do not submit an abstract. For registration, please click on the respective link on the Swiss RNA Workshop Website.


  • The event might be canceled or its format and attendance rules changed anytime. The organizers do not take any responsibility for any inconvenience caused by this.
  • According to the current regulations of the University of Bern, all participants need to have a valid Swiss or EU Covid Certificate and have an identification document to present.
  • Masks need to be worn during the talk and poster sessions.

Parents that would like to attend and participate in the conference activities have the opportunity to have their children (four months – seven years old) taken care of by the professional agency “Stiftung Kinderbetreuung im Hochschulraum Bern (KIHOB)”. Please consult the respective section of the workshop's website for more information.