Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs
May 15 - 19, 2018
Abstract Deadline: March 26, 2018


Elisa Izaurralde, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Nicholas Proudfoot, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School

You are cordially invited to participate in the third meeting on Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The opening session will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 15 and the meeting will end on Friday evening, May 18, followed by the meeting banquet. Typical departure will be Saturday morning, May 19, 2018.


  • Micro RNAs
  • DNA Modification and Novel RNA Biology
  • Long Non-coding and Circular RNAs
  • RNA Regulation in the Nucleus
  • piRNAs and the Transmissible RNAs
  • Microbial RNAs and Modifications

Keynote Speakers:

Thomas Cech, University of Colorado-Boulder, HHMI
Mikiko Siomi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Session Chairs:

Karen Adelman, Harvard Medical School
Andres Aguilera, CABIMER
Asifa Akhtar, MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
David Bartel, Whitehead Institute/MIT/HHMI
Julius Brennecke, IMBA, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Samie Jaffrey, Weill Cornell Medical College
Sebastian Kadener, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ailong Ke, Cornell University
Narry Kim, Seoul National University
Laura Landweber, Columbia University
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Eric Miska, University of Cambridge
Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine
Oliver Rando, University of Massachusetts Medical School

As currently planned, the program will have eight sessions devoted to oral presentations, together with two 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. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.

We anticipate this conference is supported in part by funds provided by: TBA


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

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Maureen Morrow and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Maureen Morrow.