Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs
May 14 - 18, 2024
Abstract Deadline: March 11, 2024


Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS, China
Erik Sontheimer, UMass Chan Medical School
Jeremy Wilusz, Baylor College of Medicine

You are cordially invited to participate in the sixth meeting on Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The opening session will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 14 and the meeting will end on Friday evening, May 17, followed by the meeting banquet. Typical departure will be Saturday morning, May 18, 2024.


  • Micro RNAs
  • DNA Modification and Novel RNA Biology
  • Long Non-coding and Circular RNAs
  • RNA Regulation in the Nucleus
  • piRNAs and the Transmissible RNAs
  • Microbial RNAs and Modifications

Keynote Speakers:

Craig Mello, UMass Chan Medical School
Anna Maria Pyle, Yale University

Invited Speakers:

Alexei Aravin, 
California Institute of Technology
David Bartel
, Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Xiaofeng Cao, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology/Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xuemei Chen, Peking University, China
Mitchell Guttman, California Institute of Technology
Tetsuro Hirose, Osaka University, Japan
Katharina Höfer, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany
Nicholas Proudfoot, Oxford University, UK
Peter Sarnow, Stanford University 
Cynthia Sharma, University of Wurzburg, Germany
Gisela Storz, National Institutes of Health
Xiao Wang, Broad Institute 

Unpublished material must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 #cshlregRNA. 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 may be supported in part by: TBA

In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1775 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1665
Academic Shared Room Package: $1515
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1130
Student Package*: $1410
Student No-Housing Package: $1025
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2270
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1625

*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: $340
Grad Student Virtual Package: $210

Corporate Virtual Package: $505

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on May 9, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $440
Late Student Virtual Package: $310
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $605