Transposable Elements
November 2 - 5, 2016
Abstract Deadline: September 11, 2016


Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Phoebe Rice, University of Chicago
Donald Rio, University of California, Berkeley

You are cordially invited to participate in a new meeting on Transposable Elements to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin with dinner and the first session on the evening of Wednesday, November 2, 2016, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, November 5.

A primary goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for presentation of the latest research into transposable elements

This meeting will consist of six oral sessions plus one poster session. Sessions will be made up of invited talks and talks selected from the openly submitted abstracts

Topics & Discussion Leaders:


Frederick Dyda (Session Chair), National Institutes of Health
Zoltan Ivics, Paul-Ehrlich Institut, Germany
Damon Lisch, Purdue University
Hao Wu, Boston Children's Hospital


John Moran (Session Chair), University of Michigan Medical School
Jeff Bennetzen, University of Georgia
Jef Boeke, New York University Langone Medical Center
Geoffrey Faulkner, Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland, Australia


Marlene Belfort (Session Chair), University at Albany
Francois-Xavier Barre
, Centre de Genetique Moleculaire du CNRS
Partho Ghosh, University of California, San Diego
Rasika Harshey, University of Texas at Austin


Keith Slotkin (Session Chair), The Ohio State University
David Haniford, University of Western Ontario
Eric Miska, University of Cambridge


Ruth Lehmann (Session Chair), NYU School of Medicine
Cedric Feschotte
, University of Utah
Tetsuji Kakutani, National Institute of Genetics


Michael Chandler (Session Chair), Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Vincent Colot, CNRS 
Mireille Betermier, CNRS
Kira Makarova, National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status of abstracts (i.e., talk or poster) will be posted as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. Please bring this announcement to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is eager to have as many young people as possible attend this meeting. As such, we have some funds set aside to partially support students and postdocs. Please register and apply in writing to Heather Johnson stating your eligibility and need for financial support. Preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory at the start of November 2016.


Academic Package $1,140
Graduate/PhD Student Package $955
Corporate Package $1,445
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $780
Corporate No-Housing Package $975

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.