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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: All 2020 CSHL conferences and courses have gone virtual, been postponed or cancelled outright. We held CSHL's first ever fully virtual conference on Systems Biology March 11-13, and thank the organizers, speakers and participants for making it an outstanding success under difficult circumstances. By year's end, we will have hosted 5 virtual courses and 26 virtual meetings, including a series of conferences dedicated to COVID-19/SARS CoV2. We will be making decisions on a rolling basis about events currently scheduled to take place in spring 2021 and beyond, and will update each event page with details as soon as decisions are made by CSHL and the meeting organizers/course instructors.  Full advisory

NEWS: We congratulate the 2020 Nobel laureates in Chemistry, and note that Jennifer Doudna is one of the founding organizers of our annual CRISPR meeting, which began in 2015 and attracted 750 scientists to attend virtually this pandemic year.


CSHL Leading Strand Talk

2019 Nobel Laureate William Kaelin being interviewed by Jan Witkowski at the 2016 CSHL Symposium on Quantitative Biology - Targeting Cancer.

2020 CSHL Poster

View the 2020 poster showcasing our current selection of meetings and courses.

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. As of January 2020, CSHA has postponed all events planned through early June because of the coronavirus [COVID-19] outbreak.

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.