Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare

SIBBM 2022 • Frontiers in Molecular Biology

The RNA World 3.0

Rome, Italy · 20-22 June 2022

Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare

SIBBM 2022
Frontiers in Molecular Biology

The RNA World 3.0

Rome, Italy · 20-22 June 2022


The annual SIBBM Seminar is one of the most successful regularly held Italian scientific events, which aims at bringing together top international and national speakers at the leading-edge of the most innovative molecular biology topics, in close contact with the junior participants.

This 17th Seminar will cover a topic of great current interest: the biology, properties, modes of action and applications of RNA, from its roles in the control of development and cell differentiation to its involvement in disease. And naturally, with a focus on the vibrant RNA Therapeutics and RNA-based Diagnostics fields.

The discovery of a large number of RNA molecules not coding for any protein has provided a new and important perspective on the role of RNA in the regulation of gene expression and in the evolution of complex organisms. It is common understanding that there are still many unexplored and unknown functions of non-coding RNAs. The SIBBM Seminar 2022 will focus on the most important and recent advances in the RNA field, both basic and applied.

Active participation from young scientists is very welcome and will be fostered, selecting many abstracts for talks and providing a reduced fee for registration of junior participants.

Moreover, several prizes will be awarded, including the new SIBBM Riccardo Cortese prize for the best selected talk, the "Francesca Martini" prize from NAnA Onlus for the best poster on cancer research, and several poster prizes.

We are also pleased to announce that a limited number of Childcare Grants will be provided by SIBBM for this conference to offset childcare costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating in this event.

We hope you enjoy the programme and that you will participate in large numbers!

The Organising Committee

Main Topics

RNA structure, modification, localization and RNA-protein interaction

Non coding RNAs: functions and mechanisms

RNA Technology and Therapeutics

Certificates of Attendance are available through your personal mySIBBM area (myDocs section).

The Abstracts book is available in your personal mySIBBM area (myDocs section).

Organising Committee

Irene Bozzoni

Irene Bozzoni
Sapienza University of Rome)

Stefano Gustincich

Stefano Gustincich
(IIT, Genoa)

Riccardo Cortese’s Family

Invited Speakers

Reuven Agami
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marie Laure Baudet
University of Trento, Italy

Beatrice Bodega
University of Milan & INGM, Italy

Ana Boskovic
EMBL Rome, Italy

Sìlvia Carbonell Sala
CRG, Barcelona, Spain

Piero Carninci
Human Technopole, Milan, Italy

Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna
IFOM, Milan & IGM-CNR, Pavia, Italy

Alessandro Fatica
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Danny Incarnato
GBB, Groningen, The Netherlands

Adrian Krainer
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Anders Lund
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Joshua Mendell
South Western University, Dallas, USA

Franck Slack
Harvard University, Boston, USA

Gian Gaetano Tartaglia
IIT and Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Camilla Ugolini
IIT, Milan, Italy

Igor Ulisky
Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel

Willeke M.C. van Roon-Mom
Dutch Centre for RNA Therapeutics, Leiden, The Netherlands

Andrea Ventura
Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, USA

Michaela Zavolan
University of Basel, Switzerland