Dear friends and colleagues,

RNA innovations are revolutionizing our daily life as we speak - and this is certainly just the beginning. In this regard, we are particularly happy to announce the 14th Berlin Summer Meeting “Innovative RNA: from basic discoveries to future medicine” which will take place on June 18th 2021. The meeting will be held in a virtual format and be free of charge. Active participation of attendants during the discussions following the talks is desired and highly encouraged.

This year’s Berlin Summer Meeting will feature the latest breakthroughs in basic RNA research that may drive medical innovations of the future. We will further focus on RNA applications already on a path towards the clinics, including RNA based drugs and vaccines against cancer, infection, or neurodegenerative diseases. Besides scientists and innovators, we will invite venture capital companies, policy makers, and patient representatives to join the discussion, thus creating a forum in which RNA stretches from basic science to applied medicine and innovation. We are very much looking forward to host an exciting selection of international experts from academia and industry to present the latest developments in RNA editing, siRNA, mRNA vaccines, RNA modification/ enzymes, RNA structures as drug targets, and RNA nanodevices and technology.

We hope to be able to welcome you to this second virtual Berlin Summer Meeting!


The Scientific Committee of the BSM2021

Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens)
Markus Landthaler (BIMSB/MDC Berlin)
Nikolaus Rajewsky (BIMSB/MDC Berlin)
Jörg Vogel (HIRI Würzburg)