7th Nucleic Acids Conference

9 February, 2023 - 12 February, 2023

Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5 Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancun Q.R. Mexico

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Deadline: 09/12/2022
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General Information

Understanding processes involving DNA and RNA at the molecular and chemical level is the central theme of this conference, with a marked structural and mechanistic perspective. Every two years we have a hot topic theme and have previously covered ribosome, spliceosome, exosome, ncRNA regulation, DNA replication initiation, DNA topology and repair at past meetings.

What makes this meeting unique? David Lilley says “I really think it’s in part the unique mechanistic and structural focus (reflecting Wei and my way of thinking). And because we have this unique point of view people get a different perspective, and so the discussion is always very stimulating. That has been the case since the very first meeting in Mexico, where I think we made a real step forward in understanding the mechanism of peptidyl transferase in the ribosome. Another feature of our meetings is the large number of talks we get from participants, that are frequently of a very high standard. This builds on the broadness of our topics and draws everyone into the discussion leaving participants stimulated with an abundance of new ideas.”

Deadline for submissions: Talk submission: 08 September 2022. Poster Submission: 09 December 2022

Meeting organisers:

Chloe Trundle (Conference Manager)

David Lilley (University of Dundee)
Wei Yang (NIH)


Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Stephen Bell (MIT)

William Greenleaf (Stanford University)

Karl-Peter Hopfner (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Anastasia Khvorova (UMass Medical School)

Adrian Krainer (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

Sua Myong (Johns Hopkins University)

Joan Steitz (Yale School of Medicine)

Gigi Storz (NIH)

Jack Szostak (Harvard University)

Carl Wu (Johns Hopkins University)