Eukaryotic mRNA Processing
August 24 - 27, 2021 Virtual
Abstract Deadline: June 25, 2021
Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 17, 2021 are subject to late fees


Alberto Kornblihtt, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tracy Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles
Karla Neugebauer, Yale University
Yongsheng Shi. University of California, Irvine


The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.


We are pleased to host the thirteenth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Eukaryotic mRNA Processing, which 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. The meeting will be held virtually, beginning late morning ET on Tuesday, August 24, and ending late afternoon ET on Friday, August 27, 2021.

The program will include a mixture of full and half oral sessions, and poster sessions throughout the meeting. Full sessions are chaired by two discussion leaders, while half sessions are chaired by one discussion leader:

Day Time (ET Session # Session Name
Tuesday 9:30 am - 9:40 am Opening Remarks
Tuesday 9:40 am - 11:00 am 1 Mechanisms of RNA Splicing I
Tuesday 11:10 am - 12:30 pm 2 Mechanisms of RNA Splicing II
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Poster Session*
Tuesday 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm 3 Alternative Splicing I
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm 4 Alternative Splicing II
Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:50 am 5 RNA Turnover and Quality Control I
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:20 pm 6 RNA Turnover and Quality Control II
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Poster Session*
Wednesday 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm 7 Gene Regulation by RNA Modifications
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm 8 RNA-RNA and RNA-Protein Interactions I
Thursday 9:30 am - 10:50 am 9 RNA-RNA and RNA-Protein Interactions II
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:20 pm 10 RNA-RNA and RNA-Protein Interactions III
Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Poster Session*
Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm 11 Co-transcriptional RNA Processing I
Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm 12 Co-transcriptional RNA Processing II
Friday 9:30 am- 10:50 am 13 3-End Processing I
Friday 11:00 am- 12:20 pm 14 3-End Processing II
Friday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Poster Session*
Friday 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm 15 Viruses, Disease and RNA Processing I
Friday 4:00 pm - 4:10 pm Closing Remarks
Friday 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm 16 Viruses, Disease and RNA Processing II
Virtual Icebreaker Tuesday, 6:00 pm
Discussion Zone
30-minutes following each oral session (open Zoom format)
*Virtual Poster Session will be available for viewing throughout the meeting

On-demand recordings of the daily Zoom sessions will be made available for 24 hours starting the following day, followed by longer-term access to the Leading Strand archive the week after the meeting.

Maria Carmo Fonseca, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Javier Cáceres, MRC UK
Sebastian Fica, University of Oxford, UK
Klemens Hertel, UC Irvine
Suja Jagannathan, University of Colorado, Denver
Auinash Kalsotra, University of Illinois, Urbana
V. Narry Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
Chris Lima, MSKCC /HHMI
Hiten Madhani, UCSF
Michaela Müller-McNicoll, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Kate Meyer, Duke University
Olivia Rissland, University of Colorado, Denver
Anabella Srebrow, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hagen Tilgner, Cornell University
Liang Tong, Columbia University
Yue Wan, Genome Institute of Singapore

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. 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 Alicia Franco and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlmRNA. 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.

Late Pricing: (registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 17, 2021)
Late Virtual Academic Package: $395
Late Virtual Graduate Student Package: $280
Late Virtual Corporate Package: $535

Virtual 4 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~48 talks / 8 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~24 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~150 posters with
dedicated slack channels for each poster
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Virtual Social Events~
Meet-the-Speakers & Editors
Icebreaker, "Breakout" Social
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Leading Strand video archive access to talks
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Digital program in PDF format