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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a leading international center for research and education. As part of its mission, each year CSHL organizes 25-30 scientific conferences, 20 Banbury Center meetings and 30 advanced technical science courses, with organizers, instructors and participants from all over the world.

COVID-19: CSHL conferences and courses have gone virtual, been postponed or cancelled outright. We held CSHL's first ever fully virtual conference on Systems Biology in March 2020 and have since hosted 10 virtual courses and almost 50 virtual meetings, including a series of conferences dedicated to COVID-19/SARS CoV2. We remain fully virtual through much of 2021, with plans to transition back to in-person courses in late fall, with meetings resuming in person in spring 2022.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Special Online Event - The Life Stories of Three Eminent Women Scientists - Oct. 18, 2021, arranged by CSHL's Center for Humanities and the History of Modern Biology.

NEWS: We congratulate the 2021 Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine and note that David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian both taught in our molecular neuroscience course for several in the 1990s and 2000s respectively. Dr. Patapoutiam was also a student in the 1995 Banbury course on Developmental Neurobiology, taking our count of Nobelists trained by CSHL's courses program to eleven.

CSHL Leading Strand Talk

Amita Sehgal 2021 Interview - 85th Symposium: Biological Time Keeping

2021 CSHL Poster

Click to view our 2021 poster.

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Program

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences is our sister program based in Suzhou, China. Symposia, conferences and summer schools follow the Cold Spring Harbor tradition in showcasing merit-based scientific advances in an informal but intense atmosphere.

Online Store

Please visit our virtual store for books, novelties, and CSHL branded merchandise.

Thanks to major federal, foundation and corporate support of our programs, we provided stipends to more than 900 graduate students and postdocs attending meetings and courses at Cold Spring Harbor in 2019.