Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is estimated that 30% of diseases caused by mutations can be linked to splicing. Mutation of a splice site can result in site loss of function and specificity, causing insertion or deletion of aminoacids or a disruption of the reading frame. The importance of understanding and properly decoding roles governing splicing have become a fact for the research community as demonstarted by the increasing number of manuscripts devoted to this subject. Splicing 2018 intends to join in a friendly academic environment all of us working or interested in moving to this area of research. The conference will take place in summer in one of the best beach areas from Portugal, the sea village of Caparica (South Lisbon area).  We aim you to present your latest results in Splicing and to join the best researchers in this area of knowledge. Please do not hesitate in contacting me should you have any suggestion to help us make of this event a remarkable one.

Yours truly
J. L. Capelo

C. Lodeiro
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee


  • RNA Splicing
  • Protein Splicing
  • DNA Splicing
  • Alternative Splicing
  • Splicing and disease
  • Splicing and nanotechnology
  • Autosplicing
  • Espliceosome
  • Computational Biology of Splicing
  • Translational Applications

And last, but not least, we have some of the best in the arena:

Plenary Speakers

Eduardo Eyras, PhD
Pompeu Fabra University & ICREA (Spain)

Functional impact of differential splicing in cell differentiation and disease

Vânia Prado, PhD
Professor Anatomy & Cell Biology /Physiology & Pharmacology The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry University of Western Ontario Scientist- Molecular Medicine Group – Robarts Research Institute (Canada)

Cholinergic Surveillance over Hippocampal RNA Metabolism and Alzheimer’s-Like Pathology

Franco Pagani, PhD
Human Molecular Genetics, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Italy)

Rescue of exon skipping defects using modified U1 snRNAs

Peter Kloetzel, PhD
Institut fur Biochemie Charité, Uniiversitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
Diana Baralle, PhD
University of Southampton, Southampton (UK)

Genomic Medicine and RNA

Benoit Chabot, PhD
Département de microbiologie et d’infectiologie, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Univesite de Sherbrooke (Canada)

Keynote Speakers

David Bates, PhD

Division of Cancer and Stem Cells,School of Medicine,University of Nottingham (UK)

Francisco E. Baralle, PhD

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, RNA Biology Group, Padriciano 99, Trieste (Italy)

Ruth Sperling, PhD

Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel)

Niketa A. Patel, PhD

University of South Florida And James A. Haley Veterans Hospital Scientist, Florida (USA)
LncRNA MALAT1 in human adipose stem cell derived exosomes drives recovery in traumatic brain injury

The Oral Contributions can be viewed here

Warning for participants
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MIND!!: Booking must be done directly with the HOTEL. Internet or travel agency bookings do not included meals and social events. See the Venue Registration section for more information.


Booking through the Internet and/or travelling agencies will imply additional cost for meals:
        • 15€/lunch/person/day
        • 22,50€/dinner/person/day
           no social events