Dear viroid researcher,

in connection with the RNA 2008 Annual Meeting of the RNA Society (July 28 to August 3rd in Berlin, Germany) we plan to organize a one-day pre-meeting on

Viroids and Viroid-Like RNAs

at Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, July 26 to July 27. The meeting will be held in Berlin, Germany, close to the RNA Meeting.

Abstracts to all topics of viroid research are welcome. The program will contain oral presentations and posters to cover all aspects of research on viroids and viroid-like RNAs.

We plan to have two sessions with oral presentations on Saturday afternoon, a buffet dinner, a poster party after dinner, and a session with oral presentations on Sunday morning.

There will be no registration fee. At present we cannot promise support for travel and accommodation.

Please contact us as soon as possible whether you and/or members of your group are interested to participate, and let us know about titles of abstracts.

You may pass this information to colleagues who are not on the list.

With best wishes

The Organizers

Detlev Riesner

(Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)

Gerhard Steger

(Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)

Jean-Pierre Perreault

(Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)

Volker Erdmann

(Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)