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December 11 - 14, 2013
Abstract Deadline: October 13, 2013

Edwin Cuppen, Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands
Aron Geurts, Medical College of Wisconsin
Michael Gould, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bina Joe, University of Toledo

You are cordially invited to participate in the eighth meeting on Rat Genomics & Models, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin with dinner and the first session on the evening of Wednesday, December 11, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, December 14, 2013. We are looking forward to a broad-based meeting, and abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to rat genetics, genomics and physiology.

The format of the meeting will include six oral sessions consisting of invited and short talks, limited to approximately 15 minutes, principally on unpublished work. Oral presentations will be selected by the organizers from the submitted abstracts. The other submitted abstracts will be presented in poster session(s). As is usual at Cold Spring Harbor meetings, all abstracts of both poster and platform sessions will be published in an abstract book given to all the participants.

Ross Hardison, Pennsylvania State University
Howard Jacob, Medical College of Wisconsin

Neurobiology, Behavior and Addiction
Cardiovascular Diseases
Metabolism, Inflammation, Exercise Physiology
Tumor Biology
Genomics, Epigenetics and Integrative Biology
Emerging Technologies – Stem Cells and Genome Manipulation

Timothy Aitman, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre
Elizabeth Blankenhorn, Drexel University College of Medicine
Steven Britton, University of Michigan
Fabio Cruz, National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH
Paul Flicek, EBI, Hinxton, UK 
Percio Gulko, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Norbert Hubner, Max Delbruck Centrum for Molecular Medicine
Theodore Kurtz, University of California San Francisco
Anne Kwitek, University of Iowa
Mingyu Liang, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tomoji Mashimo, University of Kyoto, Japan
David Samuelson, University of Louisville
James Shull, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Boris Tabakoff, University of Colorado, Denver

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (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. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Demetria Mudar ( stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

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

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

This conference may be supported in part by:
National Institutes of Health

EURATRANS meeting (Wed Dec 11, 9am-4pm)
Attending both EURATRANS and Rat meetings and require an early night's accommodation? Simply register for the Rat meeting and change the default check in date to 12/10/2013. A standard one night accommodation package will be added to your fees.

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, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 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
Fax: (516) 367-8845