Thank you to our speakers and to everyone who attended!

As chairs of the local organizing committee, it is our pleasure to announce initial program details of CNAPS XII: the 12th biennial meeting on Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma and Serum. 

The meeting will take place in-person at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco, on May 16-18, 2022. We will have a virtual option available, but strongly encourage attendance in person to take advantage of the benefits in-person attendance will provide such as the chance to explore San Francisco, in-person networking and discussions, enjoying the food & beverage provided on site, fewer distractions and less multi-tasking, as well as incredible views of the city during the poster reception on opening night – certainly not to be missed!

This is the 12th meeting in the CNAPS series, which typically welcomes ~230 delegates from around the world who perform research on circulating and cell-free nucleic acids and their diverse applications. Previous meetings were held at locations across the globe including Berlin, Baltimore, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, Madrid and Montpellier. The preliminary program includes 9 keynote lectures across 9 scientific sessions, covering topics including cancer liquid biopsies, non-invasive prenatal testing, infectious disease, transplant medicine, and emerging scientific areas. 

The deadline for abstract submissions and early registration is April 1st, 2022. 

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco in May 2022!


Max Diehn and Steve Quake

Max Diehn, MD/PhD
Professor & Division Chief of Radiation and Cancer Biology
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Radiation Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Steve Quake, DPhil
Lee Otterson Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics
Stanford University
President, CZ Biohub Network

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Keynote Speakers:
  • Ash Alizadeh (Stanford University)
  • Diana Bianchi (National Institutes of Health)
  • Yuval Dor (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Michal Elovitz (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Minetta Liu (Mayo Clinic)
  • Dennis Lo (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Nitzan Rosenfeld (Cambridge University)
  • Hannah Valantine (Stanford University)
  • Iwijn De Vlaminck (Cornell University)