The Now and Future of RNA Therapeutics

Suzhou, China  

Jun 5 - Jun 9, 2023

Abstract deadline: April 7, 2023

Organized by:

Xiang-Dong Fu, University of California San Diego

Mofang Liu, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS

Marco Mangone, Arizona State University

Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on The Now and Future of RNA Therapeutics 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 Jun 5, and will conclude after lunch on Jun 9, 2023.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in application of RNA-based therapy and drugs as a novel medication. 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 from birth to death/from basic to translational

2. RNA targeting: Mechanisms and applications

3. RNA chemistry

4. Development of small RNA (siRNA, LNA, PNA, ASO) drugs  

5. RNA delivery

6. Genome editing

7. Preclinical and clinical programs 

Keynote Speakers:

Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center

Chuan He, University of Chicago

Don Cleveland, University of California San Diego

Melissa Moore, Moderna Inc.

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Plenary Speakers:
Chen-Yu Zhang, Nanjing University
Danny Siegwart, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Yanli Wang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

Session Chairs:
Vinod Balachandran, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Anastasia KhvorovaUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
Zhicai LiangSuzhou Ribo Life Science Co., Ltd
Ligang Wu, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS
Yuanchao Xue, Institute of Biophysics, CAS
Chengqi Yi, Peking University
Qiangfeng Cliff Zhang, Tsinghua University

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We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 June, 2023.


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