5th International Caparica Conference in SPLICING 2023

17th – 20th July 2023 | Caparica | Portugal

Registration Deadline: May 15th 2023

Dear Colleagues and friends

It is estimated that 30% of diseases caused by mutations can be linked to splicing. Mutation of a splice site can result in site loss of function and specificity, causing insertion or deletion of aminoacids or a disruption of the reading frame. The importance of understanding and properly decoding roles governing splicing have become a fact for the research community as demonstarted by the increasing number of manuscripts devoted to this subject. Splicing 2023 intends to join in a friendly academic environment all of us working or interested in moving to this area of research. The conference will take place in summer in one of the best beach areas from Portugal, the sea village of Caparica (South Lisbon area). We aim you to present your latest results in Splicing and to join the best researchers in this area of knowledge. Please do not hesitate in contacting me should you have any suggestion to help us make of this event a remarkable one.


Yours truly

C. Lodeiro

 J. L. Capelo
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee

Plenary Speakers

John Rasko, PhD

Head of Department, Cell & Molecular Therapies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney (Australia)

Steve Wilton, PhD

Murdoch University (Australia)

Ruth Sperling, PhD

Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel)

Lorna Harries, PhD

University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter (UK)

Raymond Kaempfer, PhD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University (Israel)

HIV co-opts the host antiviral response to enable splicing of its own mRNA

Alexander Hüttenhofer, PhD

Innsbruck Medical University – Biocenter, Innsbruck (Austria)

Yi Xing, PhD

Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (USA)

Keynote Speakers

Michele Mishto, PhD

Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology (CIBCI) & Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology, King’s College London, London (UK)

David Bates, PhD

Division of Cancer and Stem Cells,School of Medicine,University of Nottingham (UK)

Hui Li, PhD

School of Medicine, University of Virginia (USA)

Diana Baralle, PhD

University of Southampton, Southampton (UK)

Annette Lasham, PhD

University of Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand)

Long amplicon digital PCR to detect and quantitate alternatively-spliced TP53 transcripts

Jean-Pierre Perreaul, PhD

University of Sherbrooke, Québec (Canada)

RNA G-quadruplex as a key motif of intron retention

Matthias Soller, PhD

School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (UK)

Mechanisms directing ELAV target specificity for alternative splicing

Nicholas Webster, PhD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Associate Director for Shared Resources, Moores Cancer Center University of California, San Diego (USA)

J. Christopher States, PhD

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine (USA)

Dysregulation of mRNA splicing in a model for chronic arsenic exposure induced skin cancer

Symposium Subjects

  • RNA Splicing
  • Protein Splicing
  • DNA Splicing
  • Alternative Splicing
  • Splicing and Disease
  • Splicing and Nanotechnology
  • Autosplicing
  • Espliceosome
  • Computacional Biology of Splicing
  • Translational Applications

Costa da Caparica

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards