April 21 - 25, 2015
Poster Abstract Deadline: March 2, 2015

Ron Hay, University of Dundee, UK      Ron Kopito, Stanford University     Cynthia Wolberger, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

We are pleased to host the eighth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on The Ubiquitin Family, which will will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 21 and run through lunch on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The meeting will cover current work on the structure, regulation and function of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in biology. The meeting is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate interaction amongst groups active in diverse systems. 

Keynote Speakers:
Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Medical School, Germany
Brenda Schulman, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


 Systems Biology
 Cell Cycle/Cancer  Signalling/Innate Immunity  Autophagy
 Proteasome  DUBs  Conjugating Mechanisms  Trafficking
 SUMO  Quality Control  Transcription  Bacterial UBL

Invited Speakers:
David Barford, MRC-Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Anne Bertolotti, MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Heran Darwin, New York University School of Medicine
Mads Gyrd-Hansen, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford, UK
Wade Harper, Harvard Medical School
Rachel Klevit, University of Washington
David Komander, MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Christopher Lima, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute
Andreas Martin, University of California, Berkeley
Frauke Melchior, ZMBH, Germany
Michael Rape, University of California, Berkeley
Katrin Rittinger, MRC-National Institute for Medical Research, UK
Titia Sixma, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
Nicholas Thoma, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Richard Youle, National Institute of Health

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are pleased to invite applications for the Cecile M. Pickart Student Travel Awards, due by March 15. Details about the award and how to apply are posted here.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Kate Bradley

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in April.

This conference may be supported in part by funds provided by:

Academic Package $1,425
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,185
Corporate Package $1,835
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $965
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,230

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.