Telomeres & Telomerase
May 2 - 6, 2017
Abstract Deadline: February 27, 2017


Steven Artandi, Stanford University
Julia Cooper
, National Cancer Institute
Roger Reddel
, Children's Medical Research Institute, Australia     

We are pleased to offer the tenth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Telomeres & Telomerase to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of telomeres and telomerase biology. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 2, and run through lunch on Saturday, May 6, 2017. 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.

  • Regulation of Telomerase Expression & Activity
  • Telomerase Biogenesis & Structure
  • Telomere Replication
  • Mechanisms of ALT
  • Mechanisms of Telomere Protection
  • Telomere Protein Functions at Telomeres and Genomewide
  • Telomere Shortening & Mechanisms of Senescence
  • Telomeres & Human Health & Disease
Confirmed Discussion Leaders:

Mary Armanios, Johns Hopkins University
Thomas Cech, HHMI, University of Colorado-Boulder
Titia de Lange, The Rockefeller University
Juli Feigon, UCLA
Kathy Friedman, Vanderbilt University
Vincent Geli, Cancer Research Center of Marseille, France
Carol Greider, Johns Hopkins University
Roger Greenberg, University of Pennsylvania
Dirk Hockemeyer, University of California at Berkeley
Fuyuki Ishikawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Arturo Londono-Vallejo,  Curie Institute, France
Hilda Pickett, University of Sydney and Children’s Medical Research Institute, Australia
Grazia Raffa, University of Rome – La Sapienza, Italy
Agnel Sfeir, New York University
Woodring Wright, University of Texas Southwestern
Songyang Zhou, Sun Yat Sen University, China

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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. Please apply in writing via email to Maureen Morrow ( if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

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

This conference may be supported in part by:

Academic Package $1,455
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,210
Corporate Package $1,865
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $985
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,250

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