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Computational Cell Biology:
The Interplay between Models and Experimentation
March 19-22, 2013
Abstract Deadline: January 25, 2013

Galit Lahav, Harvard Medical School
Wallace Marshall, University of California San Francisco
Ed Munro, University of Chicago
Vito Quaranta, Vanderbilt University

We are pleased to host the fourth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Computational Cell Biology, which will begin in the evening of Tuesday, March 19, and run through lunch on Friday, March 22.

The specific goal for this meeting is to foster fruitful and creative interactions between experimental cell biologists and mathematical/computational scientists who have common interests in the dynamics of cellular processes. All stages of the modeling process will be represented at the meeting, from data generation in experimental cell biology, to data analysis and computer simulation, to the development and validation of quantitative models describing the data, to the models informing further experimentation. The meeting will consist of eight oral sessions plus a poster session and software demonstrations.

Keynote Speakers:
Michael Elowitz, California Institute of Technology
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, National Institute of Health

ImprovScience Session:
Raquell Holmes, University of Connecticut Health Center

Session Topics and Discussion Leaders:
Signal Processing, Circuit Design, and Decision Making
Boris Kholodenko, The Systems Biology Institute, Ireland

Noise and Statistical Physics in Cells
Gurol Suel, University of California, San Diego
Rob Phillips, California Institute of Technology

Cell Mechanics: Shape, Motility, and Cytoskeleton
Marileen Dogterom, FOM Institute AMOLF, the Netherlands

Angela De Pace, Harvard Medical School

Synthetic Biology
Wendell Lim, University of California, San Francisco
Orian Weiner, University of California, San Francisco

Imaging and Computer Vision of Cells
Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University

Cancer Systems Biology
Sylvia Plevritis, Stanford University School of Medicine
Michael Yaffe, MIT/Broad Institute

Organizing Principles of Biological Systems
James Ferrell, Stanford University

Follow the links at left to register for the meeting and submit an abstract. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status of abstracts (i.e., talk or poster) will be posted as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is eager to have as many young people as possible attend this meeting. As such, we have some funds set aside to partially support students and postdocs. Please apply in writing to Andrea Stephenson stating your need for financial support. Preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in March.

Academic Package $1100
Graduate/PhD Student Package $920
Corporate Package $1400
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $750

Corporate No-Housing Package $945

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Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
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