Transposable Elements
October 6 - 10, 2020
Abstract Deadline: July 17, 2020


Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Orsolya Barabas, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
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 Tuesday, October 6th, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

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

Topics & Discussion Leaders:

DNA Transposons




Transposon Control I


Transposon Control II


Host-Transposon Interactions


Variety & Evolution of Transposable Elements

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 Maureen Morrow 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 Maureen Morrow 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 October 2020.


Academic Package: $1,560
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $2,055 
Academic/Student No-Housing Package:
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,380 


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.