Dear Colleagues,

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 2016 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.


Conference starts with a welcome dinner at 7:30 PM on Sunday 11.

Official Opening Ceremony: 12, Monday 8 AM
Official Closing Ceremony: 14th, Wednesday 1 PM



Special Issue on the The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology

We are please to announce the Special issue devoted to Splicing2016 in The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology from Elsevier, impact factor 4,317

If you want to contribute please contact profesor Capelo: jlcm@fct.unl.pt with the subject: Splicing special issue.



The RNA society in collaboration with the Scientific Society ProteoMass and the research group Bioscope offers 10 grants for PhD students.
Grants include free fee and 100 euros in cash.
 To be eligible please send a motivation letter (1 page) with your CV to jlcapelom@bioscopegroup.org
Subject: Splicing conference RNA Society+Bioscope grants


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

Dr. Hermona Soreq

The Edmond & Lily Satra Center for Brain Sciences, Jerusalem (Israel)

Dr. Thomas Cooper

Baylor College of Medicine (USA)

Dr. Francisco Baralle

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Italy)

Dr. Benoit Chabot

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

Dr. David Bates

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

The Keynotes can be viewed here
The Oral Contributions can be viewed here


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


Warning for participants
Please note that Exhibition Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Management and Trade Show Housing do not represent the PROTEOMASS Scientific Society nor BIOSCOPE group, nor have PROTEOMASS Scientific Society or BIOSCOPE Group authorized them to use their names or trademarks on information they send out to participants.


MIND!!: Internet or travel agency bookings do not included meals and social events. Booking must be done directly with the HOTEL reservas@aldeiadoscapuchos.ptricardo.carvalho@aldeiadoscapuchos.pt.
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