73rd Mosbacher Kolloquium
"The World of RNAs - Principles & Applications"

March 31 - April 2, 2022


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The traditional spring meetings of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) are held annually in the picturesque town of Mosbach to promote the exchange of scientific ideas, discuss emerging themes and to foster the education of young scientists. The scientific theme of the 73rd meeting is „The world of RNAs - principles and applications".

RNA molecules are of fundamental importance for life on earth. They carry genetic information, perform catalytic tasks, guide protein activities and control regulatory networks. Novel genome-wide approaches enable us to monitor the full repertoire of expressed RNAs in cells and have revealed a wealth of non-coding RNAs and associated RNA binding proteins, which now await functional characterization. In addition, several RNAs or ribonucleoprotein complexes are of central importance for cellular functionality and have been linked to a variety of diseases. These versatile roles of RNAs are currently exploited in novel RNA-based strategies for therapies, vaccines and biotechnological applications.

The Mosbacher Kolloquium in 2022 aims to provide an overview about (i) the state-of the art research on the dynamic roles of non-coding RNAs and RNA modifications in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and (ii) the principles, prospects and challenges of RNA therapeutics. We will provide a platform for fruitful scientific exchange of ideas that helps inspiring young scientists in their future research endeavors.

We look forward to meeting you in Mosbach!

Lennart Randau, Marburg
Gunter Meister, Regensburg
Mark Helm, Mainz
Markus Landthaler, Berlin
Cynthia Sharma, Würzburg


Wednesday, March 30
16:00 Arrival and registration
18:00 - 19:30 Introductory lecture („Primer“)
with following panel discussion on current
research on the dynamic roles of non-coding RNAs, RNA modifications and RNA therapeutics.
20:00 Welcome Reception / Get together at the city hall
Thursday, March 31
08:50 Welcome
09:00 - 12:00 Session 1
Mechanisms and functions of regulatory RNAs
(Chair: Cynthia Sharma)
Short talk
to be selected from the submitted abstracts
Coffee break10:15
Coffee break
Short talk
to be selected from the submitted abstracts
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:30 Poster session I (even numbers)
14:30 - 16:45

Session 2
RNA-guided ribonucleoproteins
(Chair: Lennart Randau)

Short talk
to be selected from the submitted abstracts
Coffee break15:45
Coffee break
16:45 - 17:00

Bayer Pharmaceuticals PhD Award

17:00 - 19:00

GBM General Meeting

19:15 - 20:00 Susan Gottesman

Feodor Lynen Lecture
Susan Gottesman
/Bethesda [USA]
Multiple levels of regulation of bacterial sRNA signalling


The Lynen Lecture is sponsored bysiTools Biotech

20:00 - 22:00

Lynen reception & poster session II (even & odd numbers)


GBM networking event

Friday, April 1
09:00 - 10:00 Junior GBM Session
Mechanisms and functions of regulatory RNAs
(Chairs: Nicola Bopp & Alexander Eing)
Coffee break10:00
Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 Session 3
(Chair: Mark Helm)
Ann Ehrenhofer-Murray11:30
Ann Ehrenhofer-Murray /Berlin [DE]
Queuosine and m5C modification of RNA: Nutritional control of eukaryotic translation


12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:30 Poster session III (odd numbers)
14:30 - 16:00 Session 3 (continued)
(Chair: Mark Helm)
Coffee break15:30
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Session4
RNA Therapeutics
(Chairs: Markus Landthaler & Gunter Meister)
17:00 - 18:00 Stefanie DimmelerOtto Warburg Medal & Lecture
Stefanie Dimmeler /Frankfurt [DE]


Saturday, April 2
09:00 - 12:00 Session 4 (continued)
RNA Therapeutics
(Chair: Markus Landthaler / Gunter Meister)
Coffee break10:30
Coffee break
12:00 - 12:30 Poster prizes / closing remarks


Vaccination against Covid19 infection is required for participation in the conference.
An appropriate proof must be provided at the registration on site.

Abstract submission: January 31
Early registration: January 31
Online registration: March 10


The registration fee includes coffee/tea/mineral water during the conference breaks.

Please note the general terms and conditions for payment and cancellation and our privacy policy.

If you want to join the GBM with your registration to enjoy the reduced participation fee, please fill in the online membership application (or fill the pdf application and send it to the GBM head office.

Members* before
Feb 1
as of
Feb 1
from Industry
280 € 330 €
PhD student 135 € 160 €
Master student
65 € 75 €
Retiree 65 € 75 €
Non Members* before
Feb 1
as of
Feb 1
from Industry
320 € 360 €
PhD student 145 € 170 €
Master student
75 € 85 €
Retiree 75 € 85 €

* member of the GBM, DECHEMA, DGZ, GDCh, VAAM, Bunsen Society
(Please bring a proof of your membership to the Kolloquium.) 

We thank for the kind support by:

Main Sponsor:

All booths for the colloquium have already been allocated.
Are you interested in supporting the conference as a sponsor? ( information for sponsors & exhibitors )



We do not have an overview of the current vacancies of the hotels in and around Mosbach. We therefore recommend booking via online portals such as booking.com or hotel.de.

The city of Mosbach publishes a list of hosts at https://www.mosbach.de


Please submit your abstract online after you finished the registration process. 
All neccessary information will be provide during the abstract submission process.
In case you are preparing your abstract offline please mind the maximum length of 1500 characters.

Conference Proceedings

Your name badge, program and abstract booklet will be available at the registration desk. Please wear your name badge during the whole Meeting.

We do not provide a abstract book. Please download the abstract pdf shortly before the meeting or use the online list of abstracts.

Covid 19

Vaccination against Covid19 infection is required for participation in the conference.
An appropriate proof must be provided at the registration on site.


As a young member of the GBM you can  apply for a travel grant (at the latest two months before the meeting).

Still not a member of the GBM? Here you can apply for it.

Internet & Email

A wireless LAN connection is available within the foyer of the Alte Maelzerei. Furthermore a desktop station is available.


Meals & Drinks

Coffee, tea and mineral water will be provided for free during the coffee breaks.

Lunch is available at your own expense in the conference center or at the restaurants nearby in the town of Mosbach.


Numbers of the conference office (during the opening hours):

Tel. +49 6261 9292-78
Opening hours: 

Wednesday 16:00 - 19:45
Thursday 08:00 - 16.:00
Friday 08:00 - 16.30
Saturday 08.30 - 11.00


The poster should be presented in portrait format (DIN A0 resp. ~120 x 85 cm). Posters should be presented throughout the whole meeting. The best three posters will be awarded at the end of the meeting.


Alte Mälzerei
Alte Bergsteige 7
74821 Mosbach


As a participant from abroad you may need a visa from the German embassy. If so please contact the meeting secretariat. We will send you the required invitation letter.


Organization & Contact

Lennart Randau
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg

Mark Helm
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

Gunter Meister
Universität Regensburg

Markus Landthaler
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

Cynthia Sharma
Julius Maximilians University Würzburg


Meeting Secretariat

Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie
Mörfelder Landstr. 125
60598 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 660567-0