Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs
May 17 - 21, 2022
Abstract Deadline: March 16, 2022


Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS, China
Nicholas Proudfoot,
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School


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.


You are cordially invited to participate in the fifth meeting on Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The opening session will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 17 and the meeting will end on Friday evening, May 20, followed by the meeting banquet. Typical departure will be Saturday morning, May 21, 2022.

Sample Schedule Outline


  • Micro RNAs
  • DNA Modification and Novel RNA Biology
  • Long Non-coding and Circular RNAs
  • RNA Regulation in the Nucleus
  • piRNAs and the Transmissible RNAs
  • Microbial RNAs and Modifications

Keynote Speakers:

Howard Chang, Stanford University
Narry Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea

Invited Speakers:

Mitchell Guttman,
California Institute of Technology
Leemor Joshua-Tor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Scott Kennedy, Harvard Medical School
Jorgen Kjems, Aarhus University, Denmark
Joshua Mendell, University of Texas Southwestern
Qianwen Sun, Tsinghua University, China
Jernej Ule, Francis Crick Institute
Chengqi Yi, Peking University, China
Samie Jaffrey, Weill-Cornell Medicine
Laura Landweber, Columbia University
Julia Salzman, Stanford University
Sandra Wolin, National Cancer Institute

Unpublished material must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 Samantha Mastronardi if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlregRNA. 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: TBA

In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,655 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,555
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,415
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,055
Student Package*: $1,315
Student No-Housing Package: $955
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,115
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,515

*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 Samantha Mastronardi.

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 Samantha Mastronardi

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package: $295
Student Virtual Package: $180
Corporate Virtual Package: $435

Late Fees (registrations submitted after 5:00pm ET on May 11th)

Academic Virtual Package: $395
Student Virtual Package: $280
Corporate Virtual Package: $535