5th NCCR RNA & Disease Retreat

After last year’s extended joint retreat with the Vienna RNA Biology Network near Salzburg, this year’s retreat took place in its usual format and place. Over 140 researches gathered in Kandersteg from January 27-30, 2020.

The exciting research ongoing in the network was presented in over thirty talks and over sixty posters. The scientific program was complemented by keynote lectures by the NCCR’s Scientific Advisory Board Members Adrian Krainer and Sarah Woodson. The retreat provided again an excellent opportunity for the participants to foster existing and initiate novel collaborations as well as to build their professional network.

We are grateful to the Scientific Advisory Board Members Jørgen Kjems, Adrian Krainer, Witold Filipowicz, Robert Schneider and Sarah Woodson for attending the retreat and providing the network with their valuable advice and input.

At this year’s retreat, we had to wish farewell to Larissa Grolimund, who was the driving force behind all the NCCR’s retreats so far. We are grateful to her for all her excellent work for the NCCR and wish her all the best for her new position.