COST meeting on mechanisms of RNA in inter-cellular and inter-organismal communication in Paris Sep 11-12 2023

May 31, 2023


11&12 September 2023 – Paris, France

This meeting is co-organized by Working groups 1 & 2 and will bring together researchers using diverse models and from different disciplines to discuss their latest results around exRNA mechanisms and functions, including cross-species and host-pathogen interactions.

We invite PIs and early career researchers to submit abstracts on the following topics:

  • Characteristics of RNAs that occur in extracellular spaces
  • Molecular identity of protein/lipid carriers for extracellular RNAs in various    extracellular environments
  • Molecular mechanisms for export and import of RNA
  • Functional effects mediated by the extracellular RNAs/complexes: type of effects, proof that these are RNA-mediated, reporter systems, mechanisms
  • Lessons from viruses/viroids on exRNA communication

This will be a hybrid meeting. Applicants whose abstracts have been selected for oral or poster presentation are invited to participate on-site in Paris. We have budget to reimburse travel and housing costs for a number of applicants selected based on submitted abstract and motivation statement. Online participation is open to all exRNA-PATH members.

Abstract submission is now open and will close July 1 (with results communicated July 14):

Confirmed speakers

Cei Abreu-Goodger

Matthew Blango

Julia Kehr

Eyal Maori

Nicole Meisner-Kober

Shulamit Michaeli

Stefan Momma

Antinea Ravet

Neta Regev-Rudzki

If you know other scientists (including researchers in your lab) who are working in this arena in Europe and are not yet part of the COST Action they can apply to the Action and still be considered for reimbursement.