The PARP Family and ADP-ribosylation
April 3 - 6, 2024
Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2024


Michael Cohen, Oregon Health and Science University
Andreas Ladurner, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Shan Zha, Columbia University

We are pleased to announce the sixth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on The PARP Family & ADP-ribosylation. The meeting will begin on the evening of Wednesday April 3, and end after lunch on Saturday April 6, 2024. This meeting will bring together researchers from disparate areas with a common interest in PARPs and poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation.

  • Therapeutic targeting of PARPs and beyond in cancer 
  • PARPs and ADP-ribose hydrolases in human disease 
  • PARPs in DNA repair, genome stability, and stress
  • Targets and sites of ADP-ribosylation 
  • Chemical and structural biology of PARPs and ADP-ribosylation
  • Functions of PARPs and ADP-ribosylation in the immune response  
Keynote Speakers:

Karolin Luger, University of Colorado

Timothy Yap, MD Anderson Cancer Center


Ivan Ahel, University of Oxford, UK

Ben Black, University of Pennsylvania 

Sara Buch-Larsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex, UK

Anthony Fehr, University of Kansas

Dmitri Filippov, University of Leiden, Netherlands

Serge Fuchs, University of Pennsylvania 

Hana HanzlikovaInstitute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences 

Lee Kraus, UT Southwestern

Lari Lehtio, University of Oulu, Finland

Yingfei Wang, UT Southwestern

Unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Jessica Palma if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

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 funds provided by the National Cancer Institute.


In-Person Fees 
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1415 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1330
Academic Shared Room Package: $1220
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $930
Student Package*: $1125
Student No-Housing Package: $835
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1825
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1340

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Jessica Palma.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Jessica Palma

Virtual Fees:
Academic Virtual Package: $295
Grad Student Virtual Package: $175

Corporate Virtual Package: $435

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on March 28, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $395
Late Student Virtual Package: $275
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $535