September 4 ~ 8, 2016
in Jeju, Korea
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Travel Awards

A part of travel grant has been donated by many researchers to encourage the participants of young scientists, including graduate students and postdocs. Please submit your applications during the abstract submission process by checking “Travel award” and “Oral”.  The winners will be notified before the end of early-bird registration and be eligible to receive the travel grant award ($1000) at the conference. Registration is not the pre-requisite for the travel award application, but the awardees must be accompanied by the paid registration and must attend the conference to receive the award.


We are pleased to announce the winners of the Travel Awards. Congratulations!

Adrian Gabriel Torres Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Barcelona, Spain
Role of ‘wobble’ inosine in gene translation and disease (tRNA, tRNA synthetase and diseases)

Maini Rumit University of Tokyo, Japan
Ribosome-mediated site-specific incorporation of dipeptides and dipeptidomimetics into proteins (Genetic code reprogramming and synthetic biology session)

Cédric Schelcher IBMP-CNRS, France
Characterization of protein-only RNase P in complex with tRNA (Cell biology and modification of tRNA session)

Francesca Tuorto German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Influence of Queuosine and 5-methylcytosine tRNA modifications on protein translation in mammals (Translational regulation session)

Hak Kyun Kim Stanford University, USA
A 3’ tRNA derived small RNA regulates ribosome biogenesis and cell viability (Translational regulation session)

Kook Son University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
A non-canonical function of Leucyl tRNA synthetase in skeletal myogenesis (tRNA synthetase biology session)

Rajat Banerjee University of Calcutta, India
Promoter DNA binding induces E. coli alanyl-tRNA synthetase (alaRS) oligomerization: Insight into its transcriptional regulation (tRNA synthetase biology session)

Seisuke Yamashita The University of Tokyo, Japan
Mechanism of 3′-matured tRNA discrimination from 3′-immature tRNA by class-II CCA-adding enzyme (Cell biology and modification of tRNA session)

Stéphanie Lalande Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes, CNRS, France
Translation inhibition by tRNA-derived RNA fragments in plants (Translational regulation session)

Yuichi Miyoshi Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology Okayama University, Japan
Molecular beacons for detecting tRNAs (Innovative technology session)


Poster Awards

The 2016 tRNA Conference Poster Prizes will be awarded for the outstanding students and postdocs poster presentations. There are 15 poster prizes and the prize details are as follows.

  1. Best poster award: $200 (10 persons)
  2. EMBO Reports Prize: A voucher net worth 200 Euro (1 person)
  3. FEBS Letter Prize: A voucher net worth 200 Euro (1 person)
  4. Springer Prize: A book worth $300 (3 persons)

The awardees will be announced at the Closing Session (18:00- ) on Thursday, September 8, 2016.