The PARP Family and ADP-ribosylation
April 13 - 16, 2016
Abstract Deadline: February 19, 2016


W. Lee Kraus, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Michael O. Hottiger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Karolin Luger, University of Colorado at Boulder/HHMI

We are pleased to announce the second Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on The PARP Family & ADP-ribosylation. The meeting will begin on the evening of Wednesday April 13, 2016, and end after lunch on Saturday April 16. This meeting will bring together researchers from disparate areas with a common interest in PARPs and poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation. Sessions will include:

  • Structure and Molecular Mechanisms
  • Nuclear Functions: Signaling, Gene Regulation, and DNA Repair
  • Signaling and Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer
  • Enzymology, Metabolism, and the ADP-ribosylome
  • The New Biology of PARPs: Inflammation, Aging, and Beyond
  • PARP inhibitors: Therapeutics and Physiology
Keynote Speaker:

Shin-Ichiro Imai, Washington University in St. Louis


Ivan Ahel, The University of Oxford, UK
Paul Chang, MIT
Nicola Curtin, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, UK
Francoise Dantzer, Universite de Strasbourg, France
Matt Gamble, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael O. Hottiger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
W. Lee Kraus, UT Southwestern
Karen Knudsen, Thomas Jefferson University
Anthony Leung, John Hopkins University
Karolin Luger, University of Colorado at Boulder/HHMI
Bernard Luscher, Aachen University, Germany
Joel Moss, NIH, Bethesda
John Pascal, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Raffaella Santoro, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Herwig Schuler, Karolinska Institutet
Xu Wenging, University of Washington

Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All registrations and abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline, January 31, 2016. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

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

This conference is supported in part by: Ribon Therapeutics

This support allows us to provide partial stipends to graduate students and postdocs submitting abstracts Please send requests for financial aid to Maureen Morrow


Academic Package $1,140
Graduate/PhD Student Package $955
Corporate Package $1,445
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $780
Corporate No-Housing Package $975

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

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