The PARP Family and ADP-ribosylation
March 30 - April 2, 2022
Abstract Deadline: January 28, 2022


Michael Cohen, Oregon Health and Science University
Andreas Ladurner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Munich, Germany
Susan Smith, Skirball Institute NYU School of Medicine


** We are pleased to announce we will be hosting this meeting safely in-person, with a virtual participation option.**

COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster (when eligible) with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


We are pleased to announce the fifth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on The PARP Family & ADP-ribosylation. The meeting will begin on the evening of Wednesday March 30, and end after lunch on Saturday April 2, 2022. This meeting will bring together researchers from disparate areas with a common interest in PARPs and poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation.

Sample Schedule Outline

  • PARP Activation and Therapeutics
  • DNA Repair, Genome Instability, and Cancer
  • Chemical Biology of NAD+ Signaling
  • PARPs in Physiology and Disease
  • PARPs, Viruses, and the Immune System
  • Proteomics and ADP-ribosylation Dynamics
Keynote Speaker:
Don Cleveland, University of California, San Diego

Ivan Ahel, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Francoise Dantzer, CNRS-BSC-UMR7242, France
Valina Dawson, Johns Hopkins University
Yvonne Fondufe-Mitendorf, University of Kentucky
Michael Hottiger, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Lee Kraus, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Anthony Leung, Johns Hopkins University
Karolin Luger, University of Colorado, Boulder
Michael Nielsen, NNF Center for Protein Research, Denmark
John Pascal, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Dea Slade, Max Perutz Labs, University of Vienna, Austria
Yonghao Yu, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlPARP. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference may be supported in part by funds provided by the National Cancer Institute. Additional support provided by:

TulipBioLabs INTODNA


In-Person Fees (Housing closed as of March 23, 2022)
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,310 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,235
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,130
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $860
Student Package*: $1,045
Student No-Housing Package: $775
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,625
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,250

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on March 24, 2022)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $355
Late Student Virtual Package: $250
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $475