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    About    

RNA Society and Lexogen's "RNA Salon" program provides financial support for recurring local RNA-focused activities that aim to promote engagement and interaction among RNA scientists.

The Midlands RNA Salon associates researchers from Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham Trent and Liverpool. We are interested in various basic and applied branches of the RNA field. Our goal is to strengthen the relations between scientists from the Midlands area and to promote the development and training of junior researchers.

 

 

    Universities    

Birmingham

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Warwick

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Nottingham

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Nottingham Trent

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Leicester

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Liverpool

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Groups

Institute of Metabolism Research

University of Birmingham

Bolt

School of Life Sciences

University of  Nottingham

de Moor

School of  Pharmacy 

University of  Nottingham

Grainger

School of Biosciences

University of Birmingham

Heery

School of  Pharmacy

University of  Nottingham

Jopling

School of Pharmacy 

University of  Nottingham

Mueller

Institute of Cancer and Genetics

University of Birmingham

Sampath

Medical School

University of  Warwick

Winkler

School of Pharmacy 

University of  Nottingham

Arnold

Institute of Cancer and Genetics

University of Birmingham

Borkar

Sch. Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of  Nottingham

Dominguez

Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology

University of  Leicester

Grzechnik

School of Biosciences

University of Birmingham

James

Sch. Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of  Nottingham

Kanhere

Institute of Translational Medicine

University of  Liverpool

Warwick Medical School

University of  Warwick 

Saponaro

Institute of Cancer and Genetics

University of Birmingham

Ball

School of Science and Technology

Nottingham Trent University 

Brogna

School of Biosciences

University of Birmingham

Eperon

Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology

University of  Leicester

Hannon

School of  Chemistry

University of  Birmingham

Jaramillo

School of Life Sciences

University of  Warwick

Monteiro

Institute of Cancer and Genetics

University of Birmingham

School of Pharmacy

University of  Nottingham 

Soller

School of Biosciences

University of Birmingham

Bates

School of  Medicine

University of Nottingham

Dajas-Bailador

School of Life Sciences

University of  Nottingham

Fray

School of  Biosciences

University of  Nottingham

Hebenstreit

School of Life Sciences

University of  Warwick

Jones

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

University of Birmingham

Montiel-Duarte

School of Science and Technology

Nottingham Trent University 

Revyakin

Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology

University of  Leicester

Spriggs

School of Pharmacy 

University of  Nottingham

   Sponsors    

 

   News   

 

Our second Midlands RNA Salon will take place on the 28th of February in the Arts Centre, University of Nottingham:

 

Tentative program

A30 Lecture Theatre in the Arts Centre, University Park Campus 

13.30-14.00 Welcome/coffee

14.00-14.05 opening (Federico Dajas-Bailador, University of Nottingham)

14.05-14.30 Victoria James (University of Nottingham)

Non-coding RNA as mediators of cell-to-cell communication

 

14.30- 15.15 short talks (12+3 min):

Chair: Anna Piccinini (University of Nottingham)

14.30-14.45 Kathryn Williams (de Moor lab, University of Nottingham)

Adding and subtracting poly(A) tails in the nucleus

14.45- 15.00 Tom Dix (Soller lab, University of Birmingham)

ELAV multimerization: insights into mRNA binding specificity and alternative splicing

15.00-15.15  Rafel Del Villar Guerra (Dominguez lab, University of Leicester)

Are G-quadruplexes present in the Bcl-X RNA? Biophysical and structural investigation of the role of GQC-05 in the alternative splicing of Bcl-X

15.15-15.25 Emma Greatorex (Cambridge Biosciences)

Single molecule long-read sequencing - isoform discovery and evaluation of transcript abundance on Illumina sequencers

 

15.25-15.45 coffee break

15.45-16.30 short talks (12+3 min):

Chair: Nathan Archer (University of Nottingham)

15.15-15.30 Cristina Montiel-Duarte (Nottingham Trent University)

TSS selection within a TSS cluster: consequences on gene expression

15.30-15.45 Lary Melidis (Hannon lab, University of Birmingham)

Targeting the structure/function relationship of TAR RNA using supramolecular cylinders

15.45-16.00 Raquel Mesquita-Ribeiro (Dajas-Bailador lab, University of Nottingham)

Role of miRNAs in EV-mediated interneuronal communication

 

16.30-16.55 Pawel Grzechnik (University of Birmingham)

RPRD proteins control transcription in human cells

 

16.55-17.00  concluding remarks (Kinga Winczura, University of Birmingham)

17.00-18.00 social (beer, wine & pizza) sponsored by Cambridge Biosciences

 

Jobs

Postdoctoral position at Grzechnik laboratory, University of Birmingham lab on molecular mechanisms of Prader-Willi syndrome to learn how unusual types of ncRNAs control gene expression in human cells. More info here

 

05.12.2019: First  Midlands RNA Salon

School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

13.00-13.30 Welcome/coffee

13.30-13.35 opening (Kinga Winczura)

 

13.35-14.00 PI talk: Matthias Soller (University of Birmingham)

Functions of mRNA methylation in Drosophila

 

14.00- 14.45 ECRs (PhD students and postdocs) talks (12+3 min):

Chair: Hannah Mischo (University of Oxford/King's College London)

14.00-14.15 Anand Singh (Brogna lab, University of Birmingham)

The RNA helicase UPF1 is required for nuclear mRNP packaging and export

14.15- 14.30 Cristiano Lucci (Dajas-Bailador lab, University of Nottingham)

Spatiotemporal regulation of GSK3β levels by miRNA-26a controls axon development in cortical neurons

14.30-14.45 Jie Zhang (Hebenstreit lab, University of Warwick)

Timing polymerase pausing with TV-PRO-seq

 

14.45-15.15 coffee break

15.15- 16.00 ECRs (PhD students and postdocs) talks (12+3 min):

Chair: Ildem Akerman (University of Birmingham)

15.15-15.30 Rhian Jones (Kanhere lab, University of Liverpool)

The role of CCDC26 in the regulation of DNA methylation

15.30-15.45 Satya Prakash (Jaramillo lab, University of Warwick)

De-novo engineering of tuneable anti-terminator RNA switches in E.coli

15.45-16.00 Jianming Wang (Saponaro lab, University of Birmingham)

G2/M DNA synthesis at transcription start sites because of RNA transcription persistence during DNA replication

 

16.00-16.05  concluding remarks (Pawel Grzechnik)

16.00-17.00 social (beer, wine & pizza) sponsored by PCR Biosystems

Tentative dates for future Midlands RNA meetings: 

3rd - May, Birmingham (bioinformatics training for ECRs)

4th - June, Nottingham   

    Contact    

The Midlands RNA Salon is organised by Dr Kinga Winczura, Dr Anshita Goel,

Dr Federico Dajas-Bailador and Dr Pawel Grzechnik

 

If you are passionate about RNA and would like to join us, drop us an email

P.L.Grzechnik (at) bham.ac.uk

K.M.Winczura (at) bham.ac.uk