Translational Control
September 1 - 5, 2020
Abstract Deadline: June 12, 2020


Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graham Pavitt, University of Manchester
Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University

You are cordially invited to participate in the sixteenth conference on Translational Control to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The first session of the meeting will start at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 1, and the final session will end around lunch on Saturday, September 5. Dinner is included before the first session, and breakfast and lunch are included Saturday, September 8. As currently planned, the program will have a number of sessions devoted to oral presentations, together with multiple poster sessions for presentations which cannot be accommodated in the formal sessions. Selection of talks for the oral sessions will be made by the organizers in conjunction with the session chairpersons, from the submitted abstracts.

Topics and Session Chairs:
  • Translation and Disease
    Chair: Ian Mohr, Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine
  • Ribosomes
    Chair: Christine Dunham, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine
  • Elongation and Termination
    Chair: Evelyn Sattlegger, Ph.D., Massey University, New Zealand
  • Translational Regulation I
    Chair: Dominique Weil, Ph.D., Sorbonne Université, France
  • Translational Regulation II
    Chair: Andrea Berman, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Initiation Mechanisms
    Chair: Leos Valasek, Ph.D., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Ribosome-mediated QC
    Chair: Hani Zaher, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Keynote Speakers:
Susan Baserga, Yale School of Medicine
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Baylor College of Medicine
David Ron, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate. In addition, please bring this announcement to the attention of any other interested parties. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters should be directed to Catie Carr at

inBIO workshop

There will be a 1-day inBIO workshop held on Tuesday, September 1, prior to the start of the meeting.

This full-day workshop is aimed for scientists who see potential commercial value in their research discoveries and want to learn the basics of entrepreneurship. Participants will hear from biotech investors, communications specialists, and business development experts, who will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of launching an academic spin-out company. After speaking sessions attendees can participate in a mock pitch and receive feedback from speakers.

Applications should be submitted by March 30 (click here to apply).

All questions regarding the inBIO workshop may be directed to Michael Gurtowski.


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


We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. Apply in writing to Catie Carr at stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.