Translational Control
September 4 - 8, 2018
Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2018


Thomas Dever, National Institutes of Health
Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Davide Ruggero, University of California San Francisco

You are cordially invited to participate in the sixteenth conference on Translational Control to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The first session of the meeting will start at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 4, and the final session will end around lunch on Saturday, September 8. Dinner is included before the first session, and breakfast and lunch are included Saturday, September 8. As currently planned, the program will have eight sessions devoted to oral presentations, together with three poster sessions for presentations which cannot be accommodated in the formal sessions. Selection of talks for the oral sessions will be made by the organizers in conjunction with the session chairpersons, from the submitted abstracts.

Topics and Session Chairs:
  • Initiation
    Eckhard Jankowsky, Ph.D., Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Case Western Reserve University
  • mRNA Turnover
    Sergej Djuranovic, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University
  • RNA Regulatory
    Wendy Gilbert, Ph.D., Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, and Development, Yale University
  • Ribosome
    Andrei Korostelev, Ph.D., RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Development / CNS
    Maria Barna, Ph.D., Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics, Stanford University
  • Disease and Viruses
    Ivan Topisirovic; Ph.D., Lady Davis Institute, McGill University
  • Regulation
    Shu-Bing Qian; Ph.D., Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
  • Elongation and Termination
    Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D., Biochemistray and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical School
Keynote Speakers:

Antonio J. Giraldez, Ph.D., Yale University
Lori Passmore, Ph.D., Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Peter Walter, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco, HHMI

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate. In addition, please bring this announcement to the attention of any other interested parties. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters should be directed to Catie Carr at


Academic Package $1485
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1235
Corporate Package $1905
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $1005
Corporate No-Housing Package $1280

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. Apply in writing to Catie Carr at stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.