At the Vienna Biocenter Campus you will find different retreats organized – but here we of course want to show you a glimpse of our annual RNA Retreats. This is always a combined retreat of our 2 RNA programmes: the SFB RNA Reg and the DK RNA Biology.

Annual SFB RNA Reg & DK RNA Retreat: 23rd – 25th April 2015, in Retz (Niederösterreich)

We definitely noticed the grown RNA community after the evaluation and extension of the SFB programme RNA Regulation of the Transcriptome (which is now lead by Michael Jantsch): 105 participants in total!
To receive additional input on our scientific advances – an “outside view” – we invited Witold Filipowicz, Knud Nierhaus, Mary O’Connell, Norbert Polacek, Petr Svoboda, and Stepanka Vanacova.

2 poster sessions, a faculty meeting, and the Q & A Session for our PhD students mixed up the seminar routine a little (and will keep the programme manager busy for while).

It was a very interesting RNA Retreat with a fantastic mix of the various topics our RNA Community covers!


Annual SFB RNA Reg & DK RNA Retreat: 10th – 12th April 2014, in Retz (Niederösterreich)

Great 2,5 days of “living the RNA Community”. We used one of those days to focus on the evaluation and application of the SFB programme RNA Regulation of the Transcriptome. And to add something new and spice up poster sessions, we tried Poster Teaser Talks – prior to the actual poster sessions: That’s a keeper!

Also everybody was happy with our first time location Hotel Althof in Retz.


Annual SFB RNA Reg & DK RNA Retreat: 18th – 20th April 2013, in Krumbach (Niederösterreich)

Once a year we organize our annual retreat where all the students and faculty of the DK RNA Biology and the members of the SFB RNA Reg take part. All the DK students and SFB postdocs present their projects and results – but the focus of this event is to discuss and challenge the scientific research topics. To get some outside perspectives we also invited guest speakers. Javier Caceres, Richard Steffl, Walter Rossmanith, Luisa Cochella, and Kristin Tessmar-Raible gave interesting talks and good input in various discussions.


Annual SFB RNA Reg & DK RNA Retreat: 10th – 12th May 2012, in Aflenz (Steiermark)


RNA Autumn Retreat, 30th September 2011

It was a beautiful autumn day, still warm enough to continue discussions outside in the sun.