Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

This workshop intends to bring together researchers in RNA computational biology, to help develop the next generation of methods to improve RNA structure prediction and to identify functional RNA elements in genomes.

Some of the issues that will be discussed are:

- RNA two and three dimensional structure prediction.
- from RNA transcripts to function.
- RNA homology searches and structural alignments.
- RNA databases and RNA Ontology.

A central aim of the meeting is to allow participants to do theoretical work on RNA genomics being in the same location with ample time to interact, transfer ideas, and do actual scientific research. The actual talks in the workshop will be informal yet technical, and they are intended to give impetus and dynamism to the collaborative exchange of ideas and algorithms. The meeting constitutes an unique opportunity for deepening and spreading knowledge on RNA bioinformatics.

In order to provide continuity, priority will be given to participants who can commit to stay for the two weeks. If you need special assistance such as child care or special accommodations, please contact us (either the organizers or local staff), and we will find a solution on an individual basis.

Benasque is a beautiful village with a famous ski resort, located in the heart of the Pyrenees, close to the Spanish border with France. We encourage participants to bring their families, and explore the beautiful mountain scenery in which Benasque is located. In addition to the auditorium, the Center offers desk space, ubiquitous blackboards and several meeting areas. To ensure a productive workshop, the idea is to leave plenty of time for discussions among small groups and individual work.

All participants should register at this webpage. Unless you have been contacted by the organizers before, it is recommended that you get in touch with one of them by email prior to registration.



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Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Before March 15After March 15
Regular200 eur.350 eur.
Student
One week or less
200 eur.200 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
BIC: CAZRES2Z

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2015rna Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.


Pay by credit card

Senior: Pay by credit card
Student / One week or less: Pay by credit card

* All credit card payments have a 0.7% VAT charge.
* You have to be registered.
* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.


*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.


Further Information.


This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • logo CSIC
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Universidad de Zaragoza

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