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YSF Keynote Speakers

An opening lecture and five keynote talks will be delivered during the 18th FEBS Young Scientists' Forum by distinguished scientists:

Eric Westhof, professor emeritus at the University of Strasbourg, France, is at the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire in the unit Architecture et Réactivité de l’ARN of the CNRS. He is an executive editor of RNA Journal and Nucleic Acids Research and a member of EMBO, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher LEOPOLDINA, Academia Europaea, and the French Académie des Sciences. His research activities are centered on the relationships between sequences, three-dimensional architectures, evolution and functions of RNA molecules.

Opening Lecture:  'Translation control: the third genetic code'

Pavlina Rezacova, is head of the Structural Biology Group shared at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. Her research focuses on structural investigation of biologically and/or medicinally relevant proteins and protein–protein complexes. She uses structural knowledge obtained by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy to understand and modulate the biological roles and functions of studied systems.

Keynote Lecture:  'Structure-assisted design of enzyme inhibitors'

Other confirmed YSF keynote speakers

Hana Cahova, Czech Republic
Talk title: ‘How to find a needle in a haystack? (New types of RNA modification)’

Arkaizt Carracedo, Spain
Talk title: ‘The complexity of cancer biology through the looking glass of metabolism’ 

Neta Regev-Rudzki, Israel
Talk title: ‘Malaria parasite networking’

Introductions to all keynote speakers will be added soon.

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