2022 EMBO Workshop on PIWI Proteins and piRNAs

April 6-9, 2022

Virtual

About the Workshop

The piRNA pathway is an RNA-silencing pathway involving small non-coding RNAs and PIWI proteins.This pathway was discovered fifteen years ago as a defense mechanism against transposons. Since then, this field has experienced rapid progress. Recent studies have implicated piRNAs and PIWI proteins in a broad range of functions, including epigenetic and post-transcriptional gene regulation, genome rearrangements, germ cell development, and stem cell biology. The aim of this EMBO Workshop is to discuss the latest findings in all aspects of piRNA biology. We will address piRNA biogenesis; the role of piRNAs/PIWI proteins in genome defense; epigenetic regulation; gene regulation; genome rearrangements; germ cell development and fertility; stem cell biology; somatic functions; and cancers. We have invited the leading specialists in the field, who have expressed their enthusiasm for the workshop. This EMBO Workshop is part of a series and both previous workshops were big success. We expect this EMBO Workshop to have a strong impact on the piRNA field and beyond.

This EMBO Workshop was partly supported by The Company of Biologists and ShanghaiTech University.

How to access the conference rooms?

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We would like this edition to be interactive with AV discussions over the talks and full of opportunities to network. Providing you with a smooth meeting technically speaking is also one of our main priorities.

A welcome desk will be available every day with a staff member that you can talk with and each participant can ask for a technical test prior to the event by sending an email to EMBO-piRNA-workshop-2022@premc.org‚Äč.



  • Topics of Posters & Flash talks:
  • Biogenesis of piRNAs
  • PIWI-piRNA-guided transcriptional silencing and epigenetic regulation
  • PIWI-piRNA in genome defense
  • PIWI-piRNA in regulating endogenous gene expression
  • PIWI-piRNAs in transgenerational inheritance
  • PIWI-piRNAs in genome rearrangements
  • PIWI proteins and piRNAs in germline development
  • PIWI and piRNAs in somatic tissues
  • PIWI and piRNAs in cancer and other diseases

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ORGANIZER

 Dr. Haifan Lin

Dr. Haifan Lin

Yale University

CO-ORGANIZER

Mofang Liu

Mofang Liu

Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Martine Simonelig

Martine Simonelig

University of Montpellier

Philip Zamore

Philip Zamore

University of Massachusetts

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Astrid Haase

Astrid Haase

NIH

Donal O'Carroll

Donal O'Carroll

University of Edinburgh

Yang Yu

Yang Yu

Institute Of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Julie Claycomb

Julie Claycomb

University of Toronto

Julius Brennecke

Julius Brennecke

IMBA, Vienna

Kata Fejes Toth

Kata Fejes Toth

CalTech

Ligang Wu

Ligang Wu

Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Martine Simonelig

Martine Simonelig

University of Montpellier

Zissimos Mourelatos

Zissimos Mourelatos

University of Pennsylvania

Rene Ketting

Rene Ketting

Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB)

Mireille Betermier

Mireille Betermier

French National Centre for Science Research

Mofang Liu

Mofang Liu

Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Philip Zamore

Philip Zamore

University of Massachusetts

Haruhiko Siomi

Haruhiko Siomi

Keio University

Severine Chambeyron

Severine Chambeyron

University of Montpellier

Toshie Kai

Toshie Kai

Osaka University

William Theurkauf

William Theurkauf

University of Massachusetts

Yishi Jin

Yishi Jin

UCSD

Yukiko Yamashita

Yukiko Yamashita

Whitehead Institute/MIT

Zhao Zhang

Zhao Zhang

Duke University

Germano Cecere

Germano Cecere

Institut Pasteur

Greg Hannon

Greg Hannon

University of Cambridge

Eric Miska

Eric Miska

University of Cambridge

Ramesh Pillai

Ramesh Pillai

University of Geneva

VIRTUAL PLATFORM PROVIDER

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EMBO piRNA Technical Staff