RNA Biology

Suzhou, China
November 10-14, 2014
Abstract Deadline extended to: September 20, 2014

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Organized by:

Fatima Gebauer, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Masatoshi Hagiwara, Kyoto University, Japan
Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Yijun Qi, Tsinghua University, China


We are pleased to announce Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on RNA Biology which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday November 10, and will conclude after lunch on November 14, 2014.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in RNA biology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. RNA Processing
2. RNA-Protein Interactions
3. Non-coding RNA
4. RNA Structure and Function
5. RNA Localization
6. RNA and Disease
7. RNA Therapeutics
8. Posttranscriptional and Translational Control of Gene Expression

Keynote Speakers:
Reinhard Luehrmann, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Abstract title:Assembly and Structural Dynamics of the Spliceosome

Invited Speakers:
Xuemei Chen, University of California Riverside, USA
Abstract title:Mechanisms of microRNA turnover in Arabidopsis
Fatima Gebauer, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Abstract title:Post-transcriptional gene regulation by UNR: from dosage compensation to cancer progression
Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Abstract title:Mechanisms of mRNA surveillance defined by ribosome profiling and biochemistry
Masatoshi Hagiwara, Kyoto University, Japan
Abstract title:Challenges to cure genetic diseases with RNA-targeting chemical compounds.
Jørgen Kjems, Aarhus University, Denmark
Abstract title:Function and biogenesis of circular RNAs in mammalian brains
Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Abstract title:Antisense Splicing Modulation for Therapy of CNS Disease
Ming Lei, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, China
Abstract title:Structural Basis for Protein-RNA Recognition in Telomerase
David Lilley, University of Dundee, UK
Abstract title:The crystal structure and a catalytic mechanism of the twister ribozyme
Hua Lou, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Abstract title:Calcium-mediated histone modifications regulate alternative splicing in cardiomyocytes
Thomas Preiss, The Australian National University, Australia
Abstract title:Mechanisms and patterns of post-transcriptional gene control
Yijun Qi, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title:Small RNAs and genome stability
Feng Qiao, University of California, Irvine, USA
Abstract title:The non-template roles of telomerase RNA in telomere maintenance
Joel Richter, University of Massachusetts Medical, USA
Abstract title:Translational Control of Neurologic Disease
Renee Schroeder, University of Vienna, Austria
Abstract title:RNA polymerase Aptamers control transcription elongation in cis
Yongsheng Shi, University of California, Irvine, USA
Abstract title:From polyadenylation to pluripotency
Haruhiko Siomi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Abstract title:piRNA biogenesis in Drosophila
Yue Wan, Genome Institue of Singapore, Singapore
Abstract title:Understanding transcriptomes through RNA structure
Jia-wei Wang, SIBS, China
Abstract title:The role of miRNAs in plant developmental timing
Zhi-Ming Zheng, National Cancer Institute/NIH, USA
Abstract title:miRNAs regulate splicing of HPV16 RNAs by interacting with RNA cis-elements

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in November 2014.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

3. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

4. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

5. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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