RiboWest History

A network of scientists with an interest in RNA research in Western Canada

The Western Canada RNA Conference, RiboWest, brings together RNA scientists from across Canada and the northwestern United States for the purpose of disseminating current research and providing an opportunity for trainees to present their work. Presentations at the meeting have covered a wide range of RNA topics, including transcription, RNA processing, translation, viruses, genomics, bioinformatics, etc. The meeting is held alternately at the University of Northern British Columbia, in Prince George, and at the University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge, Alberta. All RNA scientists are invited to attend RiboWest.

RiboWest 2005

University of Northern British Columbia

Keynote Speaker:

Olke Uhlenbeck

Northwestern University

RiboWest 2006

University of Northern British Columbia

Keynote Speaker:

Barbara Panning

University of California at San Francisco

RiboWest 2007

University of Northern British Columbia

Keynote Speaker:

Adrian Ferré-d’Amaré

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

RiboWest 2008

University of Lethbridge

Keynote Speaker:

Rachel Green

Johns Hopkins University

RiboWest 2009

University of Northern British Columbia

Keynote Speaker:

Manny Ares Jr.

University of California, Santa Cruz

RiboWest 2010

University of Lethbridge

Keynote Speaker:

Reinhard Lührmann

Max-Planck Institute

RiboWest 2011

University of Northern British Columbia

Keynote Speaker:

Peter Sarnow

Stanford University

Invited Speaker:

Benoit Chabot

Université de Sherbrooke

RiboWest 2012

University of Lethbridge

Keynote Speaker:

Marina Rodnina

Max-Planck Institute

Invited Speakers:

Raymund Wellinger

Université de Sherbrooke

Wolfgang Wintermeyer

Max-Planck Institute

RiboWest 2013

University of Northern British Columbia

Keynote Speaker:

Jorg Vogel

Institute for Molecular Infection Biology

Invited Speaker:

Michelle Scott

Université de Sherbrooke

RiboWest 2014 (10th Annual)

University of Lethbridge

Keynote Speaker:

Joan Steitz

Yale University

Invited Speakers:

Brenda Bass

University of Utah

François Bachand

Université de Sherbrooke

RiboWest 2015 (11th Annual)

University of Alberta, Edmonton

Keynote Speakers:

Ron Breaker

Yale University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Roy Parker

University of Colorado, Boulder and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Invited Speaker:

Daniel Lafontaine

Université de Sherbrooke

RiboWest 2015

RiboWest 2016 (12th Annual)

University of Lethbridge

Keynote Speakers:

Adam Arkin

University of California Berkeley

Paul Lasko

McGill University

Invited Speaker:

Eric Massé

Université de Sherbrooke