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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: We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves, and are well aware of the strain, disruption and worry this is for all of us. All 2020 CSHL conferences and courses through late June have been postponed, gone virtual (decision pending), 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. More virtual conferences are planned in the weeks ahead. We will be making decisions on a rolling basis about events currently scheduled to take place in July 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 (April 1)

Alert: If you receive a phone call about booking a hotel room for a CSHL meeting or course, this is a company posing as a CSHL approved vendor and is a scam. Please do not give anyone your personal information or payment information if you receive one of these phone calls.

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.