RNA Biology 

Suzhou, China

September 2-6, 2024   
Abstract deadline: July 19, 2024


Organized by:

Javier Caceres, The University of Edinburgh

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

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 September 2, and will conclude after lunch on Friday September 6, 2024.

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. Small noncoding RNAs

2. Long noncoding and circular RNAs

3. RNA processing

4. RNA surveillance and translation

5. RNA in condensates

6. RNA and RNP structures

7. New technologies in RNA biology

8. RNA in disease and therapeutics

Keynote Speaker:

Tsutomu Suzuki, The University of Tokyo

Invited Speakers:

Javier Caceres, The University of Edinburgh

Severine Chambeyron, Institut de Génétique Humaine, CNRS - Université de Montpellier

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

Polly Chen, National University of Singapore

Xiang-Dong Fu, Westlake University

Tetsuro Hirose, Osaka University

Zhe Ji, Northwestern University

Stefanie Jonas, ETH Zurich

Yoosik Kim, KAIST 

Jin-Hong Kim, Seoul National University

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Jingzhong Lin, Fudan University

Kathy F. Liu, University of Pennsylvania

Rujuan Liu, ShanghaiTech University

Thomas Preiss, The Australian National University, Canberra

Yongsheng Shi, University of California, Irvine

Mikiko Siomi, The University of Tokyo

Woan-Yuh Tarn, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica

Yukihide Tomari, The University of Tokyo

Juan Valcarcel, Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona

Vihandha Wickramasinghe, University of Melbourne

Anne Willis, University of Cambridge

Xinshu Grace Xiao, University of California, Los Angeles

Kaiming Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 September, 2024.