2011 Annual Conference

RiboClub Annual Meeting 2011

In partnership with the Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSBMCB)

Studying RNA one molecule at a time

54th Annual Conference

September 19 – 21, 2011
Hôtel Chéribourg
Orford, Québec

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In partnership with the Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSBMCB), the RiboClub Annual Meeting 2011 will be held on September 19-21, 2011 at the Hôtel Chéribourg, Orford, Québec, Canada.

The RiboClub Annual Meeting is a yearly meeting of RNA scientists from Canada, USA and around the world. The meeting covers different topics related to the chemistry, structure and biology of RNA. The meeting format is designed to encourage collaborations between the different labs and to stimulate the interest of young scientists in this research area. The flavour of the year is: Studying RNA one molecule at a time. During the meeting, multiple and different awards will be given to students, postdoctoral fellows and professors; it includes:

  • Best Seminar Award 2011
  • Blue Jacket Award
  • Best Poster Awards


Hôtel Chéribourg is located in the magnificent Mount Orford Park, next to Cherry River; Chéribourg is famous for its warm hospitality. In the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the hotel is a real attraction with its resort, convention center and health center. It is located only 5 minutes from Lake Memphrémagog and downtown Magog. Awaken all your senses when visiting the unique Chéribourg. Immerse yourself in a country style decor, tickle your taste bud with a renowned regional cuisine, lend an ear to total silence, and relax with special bodily cares and focus on your business sense. Whatever your choice, your stay will be more than beneficial. Please allow about 2 hours travel time by car from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to Hôtel Chéribourg (140 km)

Organizing Committee

  • Sherif Abou Elela, Université de Sherbrooke
  • François Bachand, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Brendan Bell, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Martin Bisaillon, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Benoit Chabot, Universté de Sherbrooke
  • Thomas Duchaine, McGill University
  • Philip Johnson, University of Ottawa
  • Daniel Lafontaine, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Éric Massé, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Martin Pelchat, University of Ottawa
  • Jean-Pierre Perreault, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Raymund Wellinger, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Daniel Zenklusen, Université de Montréal

Session Topics & Confirmed Speakers

  • Keynote Speakers:
    Gary Ruvkun, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • RNA dependent regulation of translation
    James E. Dahlberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Paul Fox, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, USA
  • Splicing Decisions under Stress
    Martin Dutertre, Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France
    David Wassarman, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • RNA dependent regulation of viral infection
    Andrew White, York University, Toronto, Canada
    Biao Ding, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
  • RNA molecules associated with genome stability
    Andrés Aguilera, CABIMER, Sevilla, Spain
    David Zappulla, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • Structure and behavior of regulatory RNA
    Frédéric Allain, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Zürich, Switzerland
    Robert T. Batey, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • Nuclear RNA degradation: a new mechanism of gene regulation
    Domenico Libri, Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, Paris, France
    Françoise Stutz, Université de Genève, Switzerland
  • Studying the dynamics of a single RNA molecule in vitro
    Jody Puglisi, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Invited talk, David Rueda, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
  • Single molecule RNA studies in vivo
    Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, USA
    David Grünwald, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • How We Got Here: an Informal History of the Structural Biology of RNA 
    Peter Moore, Yale University, USA