Translational Control
September 6 - 10, 2016
Abstract Deadline: June 17, 2016


Thomas Dever, National Institutes of Health
Joel Richter, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Marina Rodnina, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany

You are cordially invited to participate in the fifteenth 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 6, and the final session will end around lunch on Saturday, September 10. Dinner is included before the first session, and breakfast and lunch are included Saturday, September 10. 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
    Christopher S. Fraser, Ph.D., Department with Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis
  • mRNA Turnover
    Jeff Coller, Ph.D., The Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Case Western Reserve University
  • Regulation - mRNA & IRES
    Maria Hatzoglou, Ph.D., Department of Genetics & Genome Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Ribosome
    Alexander Mankin, Ph.D., Center for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Development / CNS
    Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., Center for NeuroGenetics, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Disease and Viruses
    Davide Ruggero, Ph.D., University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and Departments of Urology and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Regulation
    Jerry Pelletier, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, McGill University
  • Elongation and Termination
    Allen Buskirk, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Keynote Speakers:

Susan L. Ackerman, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of California San Diego
Holger Stark, Ph.D., 3D Electron Cryomicroscopy Group, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Aaron D. Gitler, Ph.D., Stanford University School 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Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 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 Heather Johnson.


Academic Package $1,425
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,185
Corporate Package $1,835
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $965
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,230

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 Heather Johnson stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.