RNA Biology
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
November 1 - 5, 2010
Abstract Deadline: August 
29, 2010

Schedule Overview

Arranged by:
Xumei Chen, University of California Riverside, USA
Soo-Chen Cheng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Masatoshi Hagiwara, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on RNA Biology which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China. The conference will begin at 7.30pm on the evening of Monday November 1, and will conclude after lunch on Friday, November 5, 2010.

This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series,  a program now in its 75th year. The conference will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions covering the latest findings about the biology of RNA. 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.

Mechanisms and regulation of post-transcriptional gene expression
RNA interference
RNA catalysis
RNA-protein interactions
RNA therapeutics

Keynote Speaker:
Tom SteitzHoward Hughes Medical Institute & Yale University, USA

Invited speakers:
Frédéric Allain, ETH Hönggerberg, Switzerland
Giuseppe Biamonti,Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Javier Caceres,MRC Human Genetics Unit, UK
Xiao-Feng Cao,CAS Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology, China
Maria Carmo-Fonseca,Institute of Molecular Medicine, Portugal
Mariano Garcia-Blanco,Duke University Medical Center, USA
René Ketting,Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
Narry Kim,Seoul National University, Korea
Alberto Kornblihtt, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
David Lilley, University of Dundee,UK
Bing Lim, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Reinhard Lührmann, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center,USA
John Mattick,University of Queensland,Australia
Mikiko Siomi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Joan Steitz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Yale University, USA
Michael Terns,University of Georgia,USA
Rui-Ming Xu, CAS Institute of Biophysics, China

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (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 $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in November 2010.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:

Regular Pricing
Academic With Housing Package CNY 7,500 / USD 1,100
Academic No Housing Package CNY 5,500 / USD 800
Corporate With Housing Package CNY 8,880 / USD 1,300
Corporate No Housing Package CNY 6,880 / USD 1000

Student With Housing Package*CNY 5,000 / USD 735
Student No Housing Package 
CNY 4,000 / USD 585
Student Registration Only Package CNY 3,000 / USD 440

Media Pricing
Media With Housing Package CNY 5,500 / USD 800
Media No Housing Package CNY 3,500 / USD 515

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing.Graduate students will be housed double occupancy. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Student Registration Only Package includes registration and coffee breaks only. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028
[email protected]