The RNA Associated Mechanisms Conference: In Immunity and Disease

Aug. 28–Sept. 1, 2022
Steamboat Springs, CO



August 28-September 1, 2022

This new FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) intersects the world of human pathophysiology with our current understanding of RNA biology. It focuses on the role of various RNA synthesis and diversification mechanisms in supporting our immune system and preventing onset of diseases. Sections of the meeting also explore developing RNA-based therapeutics and associated mechanism of action.

The program presents and integrates research advances in the areas of human immunology, cancer biology, and developmental biology related to RNA associated mechanisms. It brings together basic and clinical researchers of these very disparate fields and encourages new avenues of research through their collaboration. The meeting aims to accelerate the translation of fundamental advances into novel clinical treatments through their interactions.

The conference encourages and supports junior investigators/trainees, women, and minority scientists to continue their pursuit of research in the field of RNA biology.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: July 18, 2022 - EXTENDED until August 8, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: July 28, 2022
Housing Deadline: July 28, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: August 7, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: August 24, 2022


The conference's main themes are: 1) The role of RNA transcription, processing, and modification in immune cell development and function; 2) Understanding how RNA associated mechanisms in immune cells can be leveraged to prevent disease onset and promote therapeutic development.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • The role of various noncoding RNAs in immune system development
  • The mechanism of RNA processing of coding and noncoding RNAs in the development of the immune system and in context of disease onset/progression
  • The role of RNA modifications in immune system development, function, and disease prevention
  • The development of RNA therapeutics in stimulating the immune system and the prevention of diseases

The conference covers eight sessions, two plenary talk sessions, and 16 abstract presentations. Trainees are encouraged to attend two "Meet the Experts” sessions for the opportunity to receive career guidance from experts in the field. Two Career Development Roundtables are also offered: one to meet and gain career advice from leaders and representatives of biotech firms, the other to meet with keynote speakers and other scientists for advice on academic careers.

View the preliminary agenda.

Keynote Lecture

There will be two keynote lectures by Mary O' Connell, PhD, CIETEC and Frederick Alt, PhD, Harvard University.



Uttiya Basu, PhD

Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY

Jayanta Chaudhuri, PhD

Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Nina Papavasiliou, PhD

Professor, German Cancer Research Center, Germany

Vincent Kelly, PhD

Professor, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Poster Information

The poster board is 8’ wide by 4’ high and the surface area is 7’8” wide by 3’8” tall. Your poster should not exceed the surface area. Push pins will be provided for poster presenters. 

Registration Fees

Early Registration is available until July 28, 2022
Students: $949
Invited Speakers: $1099


Regular registration fees start on July 29, 2022
Students: $1099
Invited Speakers: $1099

Reimbursement allocations are up to the organizers of each conference and depend on external funding availability, and therefore are not guaranteed. If you would like to be considered for partial reimbursement, please complete this form. If you are selected to receive any reimbursements for your registration and/or travel, you will be contacted via email with further instructions. Please note that this process will take several weeks after the conference occurs. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

Travel and Lodging

The Steamboat Grand Resort - 2300 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9029
This is a high altitude location at 6,732 ft (2,051 m) above sea level.

$114 per night (Sunday-Thursday) and $225 per night (Friday-Saturday). The discounted rate is available through May 26, 2022 only. Room rates are subject to a 7% taxable resort fee, and all applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments (currently 11.4%). 

The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below:
Online or by phone at 877-269-2628 (Mention “2022 FASEB Conference” for the discounted rate).

Please note that the entire value of the reservation including taxes/fees will be charged to guest’s credit card on file 7 days prior to the arrival date. Reservations cancelled more than 48 hours prior to arrival are refundable less a $25 cancellation fee.


Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here for HDN and here for DEN.  The average cost of a shuttle  from this airport to the conference location is approx. $40 for HDN and $100 for DEN. 

To request a rideshare with other participants click here. Please note that participation is completely voluntary and the responsibility of the individual. FASEB will not be matching or assigning rides and is not responsible for any liability or financial obligation that may arise from voluntary matching made using rideshare options.

Go Alpine is providing discounted airport shuttles into Steamboat from HDN and DIA for FASEB attendees. Please make online reservations here.


Twenty travel awards for $300 each will be available for graduate students and postdoctoral research scientists. To apply, please email your abstracts to Vincent Kelly ( and Uttiya Basu ( Deadline to apply is August 1, 2022. 

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Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1 R13 AI 152386 - 01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.