We are happy to announce the RNA granules 2020 meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada. 

Following the great successes of the first (Halifax 2014) and second (Heidelberg 2017) International Symposiums on Stress-Associated RNA Granules in Human Disease and Viral Infection, we are pleased to announce that the third meeting, RNA Granules 2020, will take place May 24-26, 2020 in downtown Vancouver at the Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre of Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre Campus.


This 2.5-day symposium will bring together experts investigating RNA granules that impact different fields and that have been implicated in infectious diseases, neurological disorders and cancer. Oral and poster presentaions will discuss the latest advances in cell biology, neurobiology, microbiology and physical chemistry that have revealed exciting insights into the molecular composition of distinct RNA granules, the mechanisms that regulate assembly of RNA granules and the contribution of RNA granules to disease and immunity.


Attendance is limited to one hundred participants to foster scientific and social networking.


Abstract submission due TBD. One abstract submission per participant. 


Confirmed Keynote speakers:     


Paul Anderson     

(Harvard Medical School)









Gene Yeo              

(University of California - San Diego)









Confirmed Invited Speakers:


Takashi Fujita (Kyoto University)

Roy Parker (HHMI, UC-Boulder)




We look forward to welcoming you all in Vancouver!  Please save the website for updates on the meeting!



Neil Cashman - Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia

Eric Jan - Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia

Poul Sorensen - BC Cancer, University of British Columbia


Stay tuned for updates and registration/abstract submissions (early 2020)

May 24-26 2020

Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre - SFU Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6B 5K3

Contact organizers