Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN  


Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Hybrid)

December 5-9, 2022

Abstract deadline: October 14, 2022

Registration remains open until before the meeting starts


Organized by:

Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS

Masatoshi Hagiwara, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Martin Jinek, University of Zurich

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Yukihide Tomari, The University of Tokyo

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on RNA Biology will be held in Awaji, Japan, located approximately 60 km west of Osaka city. 

In light of the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases and travel restrictions inside China, CSH Asia have cancelled the plan to host participants at our conference center in Suzhou for the bilateral hybrid meeting in both Awaji and Suzhou during the upcoming RNA Biology meeting. However, the organizing committee of the RNA Biology meeting have decided to relocate the event to Shanghai City at Shanghai Institue of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (SIBCB). We welcome all interested Chinese participants in Shanghai to go to Shanghai Institue of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (SIBCB) and join the exciting RNA Biology meeting together with all other international participants at Awaji over a hybrid-meeting system inside the Auditorium to present your research work, socialize with others and enjoy the entire meeting. For participants outside Shanghai, you will be able to join the meeting online via zoom.

Please note that entry of foreign nationals into Japan is subject to the latest border measures. From October 11, Japan will resume visa-free entry for travellers from 68-countries. You are required to read and follow the official information about entry into Japan on the website of Ministry of Foreign carefully and strictly. 

Please also note that Mask-wearing at indoor settings is still required in Japan as it remains an effective way to prevent infection.Therefore, please make sure you bring along some face marks for the meeting. A detialed guideline from the ministry of health, labour and welfare on mask use in Japan can be found here (https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/mask.html)

The conference will begin at 7:00pm (JST GMT+9) on the evening of Monday December 5, and will conclude after lunch on December 9, 2022. 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. 

Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center 
http://www.yumebutai.org/english/, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.

Major Topics:

1. RNA splicing

2. RNA turnover and translation

3. RNA regulation in cellular bodies

4. RNA and RNP structures

5. Small noncoding RNAs

6. Long noncoding RNAs

7. New technologies in RNA biology

8. RNA in disease and therapeutics


Keynote Speakers:

Narry Kim, Seoul National University

Matthias Hentze, EMBL Heidelberg 


Invited Speakers:

Ana Boskovic, EMBL

Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS

Hong Cheng, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS

Archa Fox, The University of Western Australia

Masatoshi Hagiwara, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Yuka Iwasaki, Keio University School of Medicine

Torben Heick Jensen, University of Aarhus

Martin Jinek, University of Zurich

Daiju Kitagawa, The University of Tokyo

Jørgen Kjems, Aarhus University

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Denis Lafontaine, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Jinbiao Ma, Fudan University

Ian MacRae, The Scripps Research Institute

Karla Neugebauer, Yale University

Donal O'Carroll, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Yijun Qi, Tsinghua University

Olivia Rissland, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Martin Simard, CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center

Yukihide Tomari, The University of Tokyo

Yue Wan, Genome Insitute of Singapore

Mian Wu, University of Science & Technology of China

Phillip Zamore, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Qiangfeng Zhang, Tsinghua University

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 $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit 

We look forward to seeing you at Awaji in December, 2022.

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