The PARP Family and ADP-ribosylation
April 1 - 4, 2020
Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2020


W. Lee Kraus, UT Southwestern Medical Center        
Andreas Ladurner, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany
Susan Smith, Skirball Institute NYU School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the fourth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on The PARP Family & ADP-ribosylation. The meeting will begin on the evening of Wednesday April 1, 2020, and end after lunch on Saturday April 4. This meeting will bring together researchers from disparate areas with a common interest in PARPs and poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation.

  • PARPs and Cancer Genetics
  • PARPs, DNA Repair, Genome Instability, and Cancer
  • ADP-ribosyl Hydrolases in Cancer and Immunity
  • Mechanisms of PARPs Activation, Inhibition, Signaling, and Function
  • PARPs in Inflammation, Metabolism, and Cellular Signaling
  • Mechanisms of PARP Inhibition and Function in Disease
Keynote Speaker:

Alan Ashworth, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Ivan Ahel, University of Oxford, Medical Sciences, UK 
Masanori Aikawa, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School 
Nancy Bonini, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex 
Michael Cohen, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University
Daniela Corda, Italian National Research Council
Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, University of Kentucky
Michael Hottiger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Chris Lord, Cancer Research UK
Ivan Matic, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
John Pascal, University of Montreal
Dea Slade, Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna 
Yihong Wan, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All registrations and abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline, January 17, 2020. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlPARP. 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.

This conference is supported in part by:

This support allows us to provide partial stipends to graduate students and postdocs submitting abstracts Please send requests for financial aid to Shannon Silva.


Academic Package: $1,255
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $1,610
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $860
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,085

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, and a lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

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