Transposable Elements
October 15 - 19, 2024
Abstract Deadline: July 26, 2024

Orsolya Barabas, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Cedric Feschotte, Cornell University
Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

You are cordially invited to participate in the fifth meeting on Transposable Elements to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin with dinner and the first session on the evening of Tuesday, October 15, 2024, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, October 19.

A primary goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for the presentation of the latest research into transposable elements.

This meeting will consist of six oral sessions plus one poster session. Sessions will be made up of invited talks and talks selected from the openly submitted abstracts.

Keynote Speakers:
Tetsuji Kakutani, University of Tokyo, Japan
Maria Elena Torres-Padilla, Helmholtz Center, Munich, Germany

DNA Transposons I
DNA Transposons II
Transposon Control I
Transposon Control II
Impacts on the Host I
Impacts on the Host II
Variety & Evolution of Transposable Elements

Confirmed Discussion Leaders and Session Chairs:
Emilie Brasset, University Clermont Ferrand, France
Kathleen Burns, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
Ed Chuong, University of Colorado Boulder
Kathleen Collins, University of California, Berkeley
Mary Gehring, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Asiya Gusa, Duke University
Alison B. Hickman, National Institutes of Health
Yannick Jacob, Yale University
Steve Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles
Frederique Le Roux, University of Montreal

Arturo Mari-Ordonez, 
Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), Vienna, Austria
Barbara Mellone,  University of Connecticut
Doug Nixon, Weill Cornell Medicine
Joe Peters, Cornell University
Leandro Quadrana,  Paris Orsay, France
Irma Querques, Max Perutz Labs Vienna, Austria
Jason Sheperd, University of Utah
Virginijus Siksnys, Vilnius University, Lithuania 
David Schatz, 
Yale University
Andrea Schorn, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Didier Trono, EPFL, Switzerland
ZZ Zhang, Duke University

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status of abstracts (i.e., talk or poster) will be posted as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. Please bring this announcement to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

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 #cshlTE24. 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 a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

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 access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should first 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 October 10, 2024)

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