Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN

December 5-9, 2022

Abstract deadline: September 23, 2022


Organized by:


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

Masatoshi Hagiwara, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Martin Jinek, University of Zurich

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Yukihide Tomari, The University of Tokyo

We are pleased to announce the the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on RNA Biology which will be held in Awaji, JAPAN, close to Kobe. 

Please note that entry of foreign nationals into Japan is subject to the latest border measures (e.g. quarantine rules and vaccination requirement). You are required to read and follow the official information about entry into Japan on the website of Ministry of Foreign carefully and strictly. 

For detailed information regarding the current border measures, please visit (https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html ). 

For information regarding the visa application, please refer to this page (https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000921.html  ). 

CSH Asia is not liable for any loss or dispute due to denial of permission to entry into Japan.

The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday December 5, and will conclude after lunch on December 9, 2022. 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.

Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in
 Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center 
http://www.yumebutai.org/english/, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.

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:

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

Hong Cheng, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Archa Fox, The University of Western Australia

Brenton Graveley, University of Connecticut Health Center

Masatoshi Hagiwara, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Matthias Hentze, EMBL Heidelberg

Torben Heick Jensen, University of Aarhus

Martin Jinek, University of Zurich

Narry Kim, Seoul National University

Yoon Ki Kim, Korea University

Daiju Kitagawa, The University of Tokyo

Jørgen Kjems, Aarhus University

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Denis Lafontaine, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Ming Lei, Shanghai Jiao Tong Medical School

Kristen Lynch, University of Pennsylvania

Ian MacRae, The Scripps Research Institute

Karla Neugebauer, Yale University

Donal O'Carroll, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Lori  Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular

Yijun Qi, Tsinghua University

Olivia Rissland, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Martin Simard, CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center

Yukihide Tomari, The University of Tokyo

Mian Wu, University of Science & Technology of China

Qiangfeng Zhang, Tsinghua University

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 Awaji in December, 2022.

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