SpliceCon 2021: Steenbock Symposium 41

The Department of Biochemistry is hosting its first virtual Steenbock Symposium April 22 – 23, 2021.

This year’s international symposium, entitled “SpliceCon 2021,” brings together 17 invited speakers and over 200 scientists from across the globe to explore the field of pre-RNA splicing. The symposium kicks off with a keynote lecture delivered by Holger Stark (Max Planck Institute), and includes invited and selected talks, as well as interactive poster sessions and networking opportunities.

Aaron Hoskins and Sam Butcher, professors of Biochemistry, and David Brow, professor of Biomolecular Chemistry, are serving as this year’s organizers. Sponsors include the Department of Biochemistry and The RNA Society.

“The RNA splicing community is very tight knit,” said Hoskins, “and COVID has derailed our usual get togethers last year and this year. This is a unique chance for scientists and trainees to get together and chat using a social meeting platform (Gather.Town) to share science, see old friends, and meet new colleagues.”

The Steenbock Symposium is supported by the Steenbock Endowment to honor Professor Harry Steenbock’s work as a distinguished Biochemistry faculty member, whose contributions spanned many areas of nutrition and biochemistry.