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Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs
August 26 - 30, 2014
Abstract Deadline: June 13, 2014

Gregory Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Elisa Izaurralde, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Michael Terns, University of Georgia

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You are cordially invited to participate in a new conference on Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The opening session will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 26 and the meeting will end after lunch on Saturday, August 30, 2014. As currently planned, the program will have eight sessions devoted to oral presentations, together with three poster sessions for presentations which cannot be accommodated in the formal sessions. Selection of talks for the oral sessions will be made by the organizers in conjunction with the session chairpersons, from the submitted abstracts.

* Biological Function of miRNAs
* Mechanisms of miRNA-mediated Gene Silencing
* siRNAs and piRNAs
* Non-coding RNAs in Prokaryotes
* Silencing Pathways in Plants
* Transcriptional Gene Silencing
* Catalytic RNAs
* Long Non-Coding RNAs

Keynote Speakers:
David Bartel, Whitehead Institute/MIT/HHMI
John Rinn, Harvard University

Discussion Leaders:
Alexei Aravin, California Institute of Technology
Marc Büehler, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside
Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI
Steve Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles

Rene Ketting
, Institute of Molecular Biology, Germany
Narry Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
Alan Lambowitz, University of Texas
Donal O'Carroll, EMBL Monterotondo, Italy
Nicholas Proudfoot, University of Oxford, UK
Mikiko Siomi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Joerg Vogel, University of Wurzburg, Germany

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. Apply in writing to stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate. In addition, please bring this announcement to the attention of any other interested parties. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in August.

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

Academic Package $1380
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1145
Corporate Package $1775
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $935

Corporate No-Housing Package $1190
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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.



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