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From Base Pair to Body Plan
Celebrating 60 years of DNA

February 28 - March 3, 2013

Abstract Deadline: January 11, 2012

Alex Gann, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Robert Martienssen
, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/HHMI

Announcing a special Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the double helical structure of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in Cambridge, England, in February 1953. The meeting begins on the evening of Thursday February 28 2013, and ends with departures on Sunday March 3. Social events throughout the meeting provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Stephen Baylin, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Helen Blau, Stanford University School of Medicine
Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK
John Doebley, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Denis Duboule, University of Geneva and EPFL, Switzerland
Michael Elowitz, Caltech
Elaine Fuchs, HHMI/Rockefeller University
John Gurdon, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK
Gregory Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/HHMI
Edith Heard, Curie Institute, CNRS UMR218, France
Oliver Hobert, Columbia University College of P&S
Brigid Hogan, Duke University Medical Center
Steve Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles
Alexander Johnson, University of California, San Francisco
Robert Kingston, Mass General Hospital/Harvard Med School
Ruth Lehmann, New York University School of Medicine
Michael Levine, University of California, Berkeley
Craig Mello, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, Max-Planck-Institut fur Entwicklungsbiologie, Germany
Elaine Ostrander, National Human Genome Research Institute
Olivier Pourquie, IGBMC, France
Mark Ptashne, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute
Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ali Shilatifard, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Robert Tjian, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & University of California Berkeley
Richard Young, Whitehead Institute
Kenneth Zaret, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Michael Ashburner, Sydney Brenner, Wally Gilbert,
Thomas Maniatis, Matthew Meselson, Walter Schaffner,
Phillip Sharp and James Watson

A limited number of abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations at this historic meeting. Abstracts
MUST be submitted by the abstract deadline, January 11 , 2013. Registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis until the meeting is oversubscribed. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in February/March for this very special occasion.

Artwork reproduced with permission: Tribal Flower by Paulo Sérgio Zerbato

Academic Package $1380
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1145
Corporate Package $1775
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $935

Corporate No-Housing Package $1190

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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, special dinners, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Val Pakaluk (




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