7th Biennial LARP Society Meeting

Dear All,

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Oxford in September (4th-8th) 2024 for the 7th Biennial LARP Society Meeting. This will be held at the beautiful location of Worcester College, right in the heart of the city. As aficionados of the LARP Society conferences already know, these meetings are fun, interactive, collaborative and informative for anyone working in or around the field of RNA biology/La-related proteins. A fundamental aim of our society, which is also a UK registered charity, is to encourage and support junior researchers in their progression to discovery and independence. We will be announcing travel awards and prizes at this year’s meeting as well as giving plenty of opportunities for discussion between new and established scientists. Many collaborations have arisen from previous LARP Soc meetings and 2024 will be our largest yet.

Please see the flyer painted by the very talented Kendra Perez-Smith (Larpists tend to be multi-skilled!) and SAVE THE DATE.

*** Registration to open in late February 2024 ***

Best wishes,

Sarah Blagden, James Chettle and Kendra Perez-Smith

JOB OFFER: PhD in Plant Molecular Biology

CNRS offers a 3 year PhD contract, to prepare a Doctorate at the University of Perpignan.


HOtTOPIC: Heat tOlerant TOmato Pollen in Cultivars

Turning up the heat: Characterizing LARP6C function in tomato pollen and using it

to generate heat tolerant tomato lines

Laboratory : LGDP, CNRS-UPVD, Perpignan, France
Laboratory Director : Prof. Olivier Panaud
PhD Supervisor : Dr. Cécile Bousquet-Antonelli,
e-mail :

Degree : Master 2 in Plant Sciences or Molecular Biology
English : B2 or more
French : no level required

Starting date : October 1rst 2023
Salary : ~2100€/month before taxes

Click on the link for more info please: Full Offer and Description

6th Biennial Meeting of the La and LARP Society

The 6th biennial meeting of the La and La-related protein society will be held in Toronto, Canada at York University from Sunday, August 7th – Wednesday, August 10th.  Click on the Meeting link in the header for more information.  Registration and abstract submission link to be posted shortly!

New paper on LARP6b in plants

Congratulations to the Bousquet-Antonelli group for their new paper studying the importance of LARP6b in pollen tube guidance!

6th Biennial Meeting of the LARP Society: Aug 9 – 12, 2020, Toronto: POSTPONED

The 6th biennial meeting of the La and La related protein society planned at York University in Toronto, Canada has been postponed to August, 2022 due to the continuing pandemic.  Hope to see you then!


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