April 3-5, 2024

piRNAs and PIWI Proteins Meeting

Welcome to the piRNAs and PIWI Proteins Meeting's Official website!

We are delighted to welcome you to Genopolys in Montpellier from April 3rd to 5th, 2024. As the number of seats will be limited to 90 people and the event is likely to generate a lot of interest, we hope that everyone who wishes to participate will be able to do so. So please register at the earliest opportunity.

If you need any further assistance or other information, feel free to ask!

PIWI proteins and PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are essential for silencing mobile genetic elements like transposons in the animal germline and are essential for fertility in animals and humans. This meeting aims to bring the community to discuss the recent advances in the field and will cover a broad range of techniques and animal models. Speakers at this meeting will illustrate the unprecedented molecular insights into piRNA biogenesis machinery provided by structural biology investigations and explore the use of new animal model systems. While the role of piRNAs in gene regulation within the germline and in soma is now firmly established, the molecular insights are only starting to be uncovered. We will provide ample opportunities for young scientists in our community and aim to share mostly latest unpublished data. This meeting will foster new collaborations across model systems and exchange of reagents and tools.


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Thanks to everyone for making the meeting a smashing success!

The meeting was a vibrant event, full of new ideas and rich with discussion. This is because of the heroic efforts of our organizers and because of the enthusiasm and collegiality of all who attended. Thank you for sharing your science so openly! It was wonderful to reunite within our community.

Thanks to everyone for making the meeting a smashing success!



141 Rue de la Cardonille Montpellier, Occitanie France, 34090

Registration period

November 17, 2023 - 12:00 AM until March 20, 2024 - 8:00 PM

Submission period

September 20, 2023 - 12:00 AM until March 8, 2024 - 2:00 PM

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact severine.chambeyron@igh.cnrs.fr .

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