Dear Colleagues,

Οne of the most historic scientific events in the field of nucleic acids research, the 25th tRNA Conference, was held between 21-25 September 2014 in Kyllini (West Peloponnese), Greece .

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to thank all the participants for their contribution to a very successful scientific meeting. This year’s Conference was organized for the first time in Greece, celebrating almost 50 years of tRNA research and 25 fruitful and stimulating meetings and based on your enthusiastic feedback, it was really excellent in every aspect.

During the Conference 89 oral and 89 poster presentations were discussed by prominent group leaders, young faculty members, post-doctoral associates and PhD students from 25 countries, with a special focus on the role of the dynamic networks of tRNA-related proteins in numerous diseases in humanand the regulatory role of tRNA in both cystoplasmic and mitochondrial translation and beyond.

The 25th tRNA Conference was supported by both national and international academic and scientific organizations and funding agencies including the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the University of Patras Research Committee, the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, IUBMB and EMBO. Moreover, the Conference was supported by the Sidney Altman Endowment Foundation at Yale University, the RNA Institute at Albany (NY, USA), the RNA Society, the Ohio State University, and the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Denis Drainas   Constantinos Stathopoulos