Eukaryotic mRNA Processing
August 20 - 24, 2019
Abstract Deadline: June 14, 2019


Alberto Kornblihtt, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jens Lykke-Andersen,
University of California, San Diego
Karla Neugebauer, Yale University

We are pleased to host the twelfth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Eukaryotic mRNA Processing, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 20 and run through lunch on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The meeting will focus on the mechanisms and regulation of mRNA splicing, polyadenylation, turnover, localization and RNA interference. It will include all aspects mRNA transport, processing and control, including ncRNA function, regulation of viral RNAs and disease implication of mRNA processing. 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.

Topics & Discussion Leaders:

Mechanisms of RNA Splicing I
Rui Zhao, University of Colorado

Mechanisms of RNA Splicing II
Aaron Hoskins, University of Wisconsin Madison

Alternative splicing I
Kristen Lynch, University of Pennsylvania

Alternative splicing II
Tom Cooper, Baylor College of Medicine

RNA-Protein interactions/RNP complexes I
Thomas Preiss, Australian National University, Australia

RNA-Protein interactions/RNP complexes II
Brent Graveley, University of Connecticut

3' end processing I
Yongsheng Shi, University of California Irvine

3' end processing II
Bin Tian, Rutgers University

RNA modification
Wendy Gilbert, Yale University

RNA structure
Alain Laederach, University of North Carolina

Co-transcriptional RNA processing I
Jean Beggs, University of Edinburgh, UK

Co-transcriptional RNA processing II
Shona Murphy, University of Oxford, UK

RNA turnover & quality control I
Manny Ares, University of California Santa Cruz

RNA turnover & quality control II
Robert Hogg, NIH/NHLBI

Small RNA biogenesis and function
Amy Pasquinelli, University of California San Diego

Viruses and RNA processing
Nick Conrad, UT Southwestern University

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The 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. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Maureen Morrow and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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Academic Package: $1,515
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1,260
Corporate Package: $1,950
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $1,025
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,310

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