Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs
May 12 - 15, 2020  Virtual Meeting
Abstract Deadline: Closed


Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS, China
Nicholas Proudfoot,
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Virtual 4 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~50 talks / 8 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~20 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~70 posters with
dedicated slack channels for each poster
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Digital program in PDF format
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Leading Strand video archive access to talks
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Twitter for meeting news & general comments


The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.


The fourth meeting on Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs is going fully virtual and will now commence with a 10:00am morning session (US EDT) on Tuesday, May 12 and the meeting will end with an afternoon session (Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday, May 15.

Day Time (EDT Session # Session Name
Tuesday 10:00 am 1 Keynote Speaker
Tuesday 2:00 pm 2 Circular RNAs
Tuesday 3:30 pm 3 MicroRNAs
Wednesday 10:00 am 4 LncRNAs
Wednesday 2:00 pm 5 RNA Silencing
Thursday 10:00 am 6 RNAs and Transcriptional Control
Thursday 2:00 pm 7 Bacterial RNAs
Thursday 3:30 pm 8 RNA Modification and Structure
Friday 10:00 am 9 Keynote Speaker
Viral RNAs
Friday 2:00 pm 10 RNA Turnover, et cetera
Friday 3:45 pm 11 Small RNAs
Throughout Meeting Virtual Poster Session

Keynote Speakers:
Gregory Hannon, University of Cambridge, UK
Joan Steitz, Yale University/HHMI

Invited Speakers:
Victor Ambros, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Karlene Cimprich, Stanford University
Monika Gullerova, University of Oxford, UK
Chuan He, University of Chicago
V Narry Kim, Seoul National University, Korea South
Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/HHMI
Craig Pikaard, HHMI/Indiana University
Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Claire Rougeulle, CNRS/Paris Diderot University, France
Haruhiko Siomi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Jeremy Wilusz, University of Pennsylvania
Phillip Zamore, University of Massachusetts Medical School

As currently planned, the program will have eight virtual oral sessions, together with a virtual poster session throughout the duration of the meeting. Selection of talks for the oral sessions will be made by the organizers in conjunction with the session chairpersons, from the submitted abstracts. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlregRNA. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

To register for this meeting, click on the Register tab at the top of this page. 


Late Registration Fees (registrations submitted after 12:01am EDT on Thursday, May 7)

Virtual Attendance Package: $350
Virtual Graduate Student Package: $225

Virtual Attendance packages include registration, access to online Zoom-based oral sessions, access to the digital posters, a dedicated Slack channel and access to the video archive on the Leading Strand for ~six weeks following the meeting.

All questions pertaining to participation in the virtual meeting may be directed to Shannon Silva