RNA Biology

Suzhou, China 


November 9-13, 2020

Abstract deadline: August 28, 2020 


Organized by:


Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS

Martin Jinek, University of Zurich

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Yukihide Tomari, The University of Tokyo

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on RNA Biology which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday November 9, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 13, 2020.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in RNA Biology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:

1. RNA splicing

2. RNA turnover and translation

3. RNA regulation in cellular bodies

4. RNA and RNP structures

5. Small noncoding RNAs

6. Long noncoding RNAs

7. New technologies in RNA biology

8. RNA in disease and therapeutics

Keynote Speakers:

Narry Kim, Seoul National University

Matthias Hentze, EMBL Heidelberg 

Invited Speakers:

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit  

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in November, 2020.


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