Transposable Elements
November 1 - 4, 2018
Abstract Deadline: August 10, 2018


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

You are cordially invited to participate in the second 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 Thursday, November 1, 2018, and will conclude with lunch on Sunday, November 4.

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.

Keynote Speaker
Josh Dubnau, Stony Brook University
Cedric Feschotte, Cornell University

Topics & Discussion Leaders:

DNA Transposons

Orsolya Barabas, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Tetsuji Kakutani, National Institute of Genetics
David Schatz, Yale University 
Felipe Teixeira, University of Cambridge 


John Moran, University of Michigan
Kathleen Burns, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Steven Zimmerly, University of Calgary

Transposon Control I

Keith Slotkin, Ohio State University 
David Haniford
, University of Western Ontario
Eric Miska
, University of Cambridge 
Déborah Bourc'his
, Institut Curie Research Center

Transposon Control II

Mary Gehring, Whitehead Institute
Matthew Lorincz, University of British Columbia
Craig Pikaard
, Indiana University
Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University

Host-Transposon Interactions

Didier Trono, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Claudia Köhler, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Jose Penades, University of Glasgow 
Maria Elena Torres-Padilla, Institute of Epigenetics & Stem Cells, Helmholtz Center Munich
Mikel Zaratiegui, Rutgers University

Variety & Evolution of Transposable Elements
Susan Wessler, University of California, Riverside
Laura Landweber
, Columbia University 
Joseph Peters
, Cornell University
Josh Ramsay
, Curtin University 

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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.

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

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 Catie Carr at 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 in November 2018.


Academic Package $1190
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1000
Corporate Package $1505
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $815
Corporate No-Housing Package $1015

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.