RNA Modifications & Epitranscriptomics

Suzhou, China
November 13-17, 2017

Abstract deadline: September 22, 2017

Organized by:

Michaela Frye, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Chuan He, The University of Chicago, USA

Tsutomu Suzuki, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Yungui Yang, Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS, China



We are pleased to announce  Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on RNA Modifications & Epitranscriptomics  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 13, and will conclude after lunch on November 17, 2017.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in RNA modifications & Epitranscriptomics . 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 methylation
2. Functions of RNA methylation
3. RNA modification in disease
4. RNA modification mapping
5. tRNA modifications
6. RNA modifications and RNA structure
7. RNA editing, RNA adenylation & RNA uridylation
8. Other RNA modifications

Keynote Speakers:
Brenda Bass, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Is that my double-stranded RNA or yours?
Narry Kim, Seoul National University, KOREA
Abstract title: A Tale of Two Tails: Uridylation and Guanylation of Mrna

Invited Speakers:
Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/The Second Military Medical University, CHINA
Jian-Jun Chen, University of Cincinnati, USA
Abstract title: The N6-Methyladenosine RNA Modification in Leukemia: Function, Mechanism and Therapeutic Potential
Xuemei Chen, University of California Riverside, USA
Abstract title: Nuclear pore: linking miRNA biogenesis and export in Arabidopsis
Vicky Cowling, University of Dundee, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title: mRNA cap regulation in cell fate decisions
Dan Dominissini, Tel-Aviv University, ISRAEL
Michaela Frye, University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title: RNA modifications as regulators of stem cell function
Francois Fukes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, BELGIUM
Abstract title: Transcriptome-wide distribution and function of RNA modifications
Jean-Michel Fustin, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title: The Circadian Clock and mRNA m6A Methylation.
Richard Gregory, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title: The m6A methyltransferase METTL3 promotes oncogene translation in human lung cancer
Chuan He, The University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title: RNA methylation in gene expression regulation
Mark Helm, Institut fuer Pharmazie und Biochemie, GERMANY
Abstract title: A lipophilic RNA modification containing a thioacetal structure
Stacy Horner, Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: The function of N6-methyladenosine in Flaviviridae virus infection
Mofang Liu, Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: The new function of Piwi/piRNA machinery in mammalian spermiogenesis and human male infertility
Frank Lyko, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, GERMANY
Abstract title: Distribution and regulation of cytosine-5 RNA methylation
Donal O'Carroll, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title: RNA modification and the immortal lineage
Eric Phizicky, University of Rochester, USA
Abstract title: Why does 2'-O-methylation matter in the anticodon loop of yeast tRNAs?
Yijun Qi, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Vitamin E promotes nuclear microRNA biogenesis through chloroplast retrograde signaling
Tsutomu Suzuki, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Abstract title: Metabolic regulation of RNA modification associated with human disease
Kazuhito Tomizawa, Kumamoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Taurine-modification of mitochondrial tRNA is essential for translation and controls proteostasis network via Opa1
Li Yang, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biolog, CHINA
Abstract title: N6-methyladenosines modulate A-to-I RNA editing
Yungui Yang, Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: RNA Code: Regulations and Mechanisms
Chengqi Yi, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title: Mapping the functional mammalian epitranscriptome

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 Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in November, 2017.

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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 meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. 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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