Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire

Dear colleagues,

We will be organizing a CNRS-supported summer school (« école thématique ») from November 2 to 6, on small regulatory RNAs (microRNAs, siRNAs and piRNAs). In contrast to classical scientific conferences, « écoles thématiques » offer a coordinated series of lectures, in order to present a given scientific domain in a pedagogical and encyclopedic manner, in order to provide a global, consistent and up-to-date view of the whole scientific domain.

Lectures will be given in English. The content of introductory lectures of the 1st issue of the school (held in 2019) is accessible in French language, in a written document on the HAL repository:

Pre-registration is open till July 25, at: (additional information is also available on this website). Registration will be free for CNRS employees, and a reduced price will be applied to employees of other academic institutions, as well as to students.

Hervé Seitz, for the organizers

Dear colleagues,

We are very happy to announce the second French congress on Integrative Structural Biology (BSI), jointly organized by the Association Française de Cristallographie (AFC) and the Société Française de Biophysique (SFB), on the Paris-Saclay campus from November 29 to December 3 2021.


The scientific program is available on the congress website ( 

You can also follow us on twitter (@bsi2021).

Looking forward to seeing you on the Paris-Saclay campus!

With kind regards,


The organizing and scientific committees


For more than 20 years, the Gene Transcription in Yeast meeting series biannually brings together researchers using yeast to study mechanisms of gene expression. Owing to the exceptional experimental accessibility of yeasts - in vivo and in vitro, in S. cerevisiae, S. pombe and other yeasts - the yeast community keeps generating both pioneering method development as well as new concepts that often inspired analogous discoveries in the metazoan/human system. The meeting traditionally covers all steps from chromatin to transcription to RNA processing, and integrates different approaches such as structural biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, high-throughput, computational, systems and single-cell technologies. The subtitle “From single molecules to phase separation” reflects both a renewed attention to the individual molecule as well as the will to embrace the exciting discoveries on liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) mediating the compartmentalization of many cellular, including nuclear functions.