Translational Control
September 3 - 7, 2024
Abstract Deadline: June 14, 2024


Wendy Gilbert, Yale University
Rachel Green,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Daniel Wilson, University of Hamburg, Germany

You are cordially invited to participate in the nineteenth 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 3, and the final session will end around lunch on Saturday, September 7. Dinner is included before the first session, and breakfast and lunch are included Saturday, September 7. As currently planned, the program will have eight sessions devoted to oral presentations, together with three 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.

  • Initiation
  • mRNA Turnover
  • RNA Regulatory
  • Ribosome
  • Development / CNS
  • Disease and Viruses
  • Regulation
  • Elongation and Termination

Keynote Speakers:
Roland Beckmann, University of Munich, LMU
Anne Bertolotti, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Allan Jacobson, UMass Medical School

Session Chairs:
Kristin Koutmou,
University of Michigan 
Amy Lee,
Harvard Medical School
Andrea Pauli,
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Yury Polikanov,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Shu-ou Shan,
California Institute of Technology
Julian Stingele, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Carson Thoreen, Yale School of Medicine
Bin Wu,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 Jessica Palma.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshltranscon. 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 meeting is sponsored by:


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 package reservations 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 August 29, 2024)

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