Transposable Elements
October 6 - 9, 2020 Virtual
Abstract Deadline: July 17, 2020


Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Orsolya Barabas, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Donald Rio, University of California, Berkeley


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 third meeting on Transposable Elements is going fully virtual and will begin late morning EST on Tuesday October 6th and end late afternoon EST on Friday October 9, 2020. Oral sessions will be confined to later morning and afternoon sessions EST to maximize access by participants from around the world. An outline program will be posted following further discussion with the organizers.

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.

Day Time (EDT Session # Session Name
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 1 DNA Transposons I
Keynote Speaker: Vincent Colot
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2 DNA Transposons II
Wednesday 10:00 am- 1:00 pm 3 Retrotransposons
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4 Transposon Control I
Thursday 10:00 am- 1:00 pm 5 Transposon Control II
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 6 Host-Transposon Interactions I
Keynote Speaker: Wei Yang
Friday 10:00 am- 1:00 pm 7 Host-Transposon Interactions II
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 8 Variety and Evolution of Transposable Elements
Throughout Meeting Virtual Poster Session
Virtual Icebreaker Tuesday, 5:30 pm
Closing Happy Hour Friday, 5:30 pm

Keynote Speakers
Vincent Colot, IBENS

Topics & Discussion Leaders:

Marlene Belfort, University at Albany
Mireille Betermier, C.N.R.S., France
Joseph Bondy-Denomy, University of California, San Francisco
Filipe Borges, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, France
Déborah Bourc'his, Institut Curie, France
Andrew Clark, Cornell University
Vincent Colot, IBENS, France
Gael Cristofari, University Cote d'Azur, France
Joan Curcio, Wadsworth Center
Marcos de la Pena, IBMCP (CSIC-UPV), Spain
Scott Devine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Frederick Dyda, National Institutes of Health/DHHS
Katalin Fejes Toth, California Institute of Technology
Cedric Feschotte, Cornell University
Alba Guarne, McGill University, Canada
Astrid Haase, National Institutes of Health
Steven Jacobsen, HHMI/UCLA
Tetsuji Kakutani, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Felipe Karam Teixeira, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Alice Lee, Harvard University
Henry Levin, National Institutes of Health
Todd Macfarlan, National Institutes of Health
John Moran, University of Michigan Medical School
Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria
Michelle Percharde, London Institute of Medical Sciences/Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Joseph Peters, Cornell University
Phoebe Rice, University of Chicago
R. Keith Slotkin, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Samuel Sternberg, Columbia University
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, Institute of Epigenetics & Stem Cells, Germany
Wei Yang, National Institutes of Health/NIDDK

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.

Social Media

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlTE20. 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.

Late Pricing: (registrations submitted after 4:01 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 1, 2020)

Late Virtual Academic Package: $385

Late Virtual Graduate Student Package: $275

Late Virtual Corporate Package: $525

Virtual 4 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~150 talks / 15 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~40 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~60 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