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11 des. 06

Barcelona, Spain. 11 - 13 December, 2006 Barcelona BioMed Conference - A BBVA Foundation and IRB Barcelona conference that will focus on the rapidly growing field of RNAi and non-coding RNAs



RNAi: Basic Biology to Clinical Impact will address the current status of the rapidly growing field of RNAi and non-coding RNAs. The control of translation and mRNA degradation is an important part of the regulation of gene expression. Small RNA molecules are effective modulators of gene expression. These small RNAs can be endogenous or exogenous micro RNAs (miRNAs) and short interfering RNAs (SiRNAs) and can affect mRNA degradation and translation making a strong impact on transcription rates.

The conference will be divided into five sessions including: “Classes of non-coding RNAs”, “Mechanism of RNAi”, “Biological roles of microRNAs”, “RNAi as a tool for target discovery and validation” and “RNAi and its potential for therapy”.

The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers interested in gene silencing by RNA and its potential clinical applications as well as for researchers interested in the basic mechanisms of gene regulation mediated by RNA.

Barcelona BioMed Conferences bring together about 20 speakers, selected from among leading international researchers, in a highly focused think-tank atmosphere. An additional 40 participants, selected on the basis of their scientific experience, are invited to join. Registration is free. Final date for registration, 10th of November.

IRB Barcelona with the collaboration of the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Foundation (BBVA Foundation)

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Press Release

"Nuestra primera pubertad sucede cuando somos embriones" (El País)


Diferentes formas de ARN desempeñan una función clave en la regulación genética (Diario Médico)

El ARN de interferencia puede ser clave para el tratamiento de tumores (Boletín Fundación BBVA)

RNAi: Basic Biology to Clinical Impact POSTER

Conference Programme

There is no registration fee but the number of participants is limited Those interested should fill out the registration form and attach a short CV with five relevant publications


IRB Barcelona headquarters and labs are located at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB, Parc Científic de Barcelona). The BARCELONA BIOMED CONFERENCE in RNAi: Basic Biology to Clinical Impact will be held in the  Fèlix Serratosa Hall at the Park.

Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Parc Científic de Barcelona
C. Josep Samitier, 1-5
08028 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 403 7111
Fax: +34 93 403 7114

The Barcelona Science Park is located near the entrance to Barcelona via Avinguda Diagonal (Diagonal Avenue) and very close to the FC Barcelona Stadium - Camp Nou. 



  • Ramon Eritja, IRB Barcelona/CSIC (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Greg Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA)

List of Speakers:

  • Jean-Paul Behr, Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg/CNRS (Illkirch, France)
  • Thomas R. Gingeras, Affymetrix Inc. (Santa Clara, CA, USA)
  • Antonio Giráldez, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Greg Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA)
  • Piet Herdewijn, Rega Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Leemor Joshua Tor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA)
  • Mutthiah Manoharan, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • John Mattick, The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Danesh Moazed, Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA)
  • Norbert Perrimon, Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA)
  • Ronald Plasterk, Center for Biomedical Genetics (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  • Elena Vigorito, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Hinxton, UK)
  • John Rossi, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope (Duarte, CA, USA)
  • Jörg Vogel, Max-Plank Institute for Infection Biology (Berlin, Germany)
  • Jesper Wengel, University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark)