RNA Modifications and Epitranscriptomics 

Suzhou, China 

November 8-November 12, 2021

Abstract deadline: September 24, 2021

Organized by:

Yun-Gui Yang, China National Center For Bioinformation

Michaela Frye, German Cancer Research Center

Narry Kim, Seoul National University

Chuan He, University of Chicago 

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on RNA Modifications and Epitranscriptomics which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm in the evening of Monday November 8, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 12, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across diverse topics in RNA modifications and Epitranscriptomics. Oral presentations will also be selected from the openly submitted abstracts based on scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:

1. RNA methylation

2. Functions of RNA methylation

3. RNA modification in therapeutics

4. RNA modification in virus regulation

5. RNA modification in chromatin regulation

6. RNA editing, RNA adenylation & RNA uridylation

7. tRNA and rRNA modifications

8. Other RNA modifications

Keynote Speakers:

Michaela Frye, German Cancer Research Center

Narry Kim, Seoul National University

Tony Kouzarides, Gurdon Institute

Invited Speakers:

Uttiya Basu, Columbia University

Sung Wook Chi, Korea University

Peter Dedon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chuan He, University of Chicago 

Suyun Huang, Virginia Commonwealth University

Guifang Jia, Peking University

Kamil Kranc, Cancer Research UK Barts Centre

Dongxin Lin, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Mofang Liu, Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS

Eva Maria Novoa, Centre for Genomic Regulation

Shalini Oberdoerffer, National Cancer Institute    

Schraga Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science

Yang Shi, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford University

Tsutomu Suzuki,Tokyo University

Fan-Yan Wei, Tohoku University

Yun-Gui Yang, China National Center for Bioinformation

Chengqi Yi, Peking University

Kijin Yoon, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Xiang Zhou, University of Wuhan

and more...

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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, 2021.


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