The Cell Cycle
May 17 - 21, 2016
Abstract Deadline: March 20, 2016


Angelika Amon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jacqueline Lees, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Toczyski, University of California, San Francisco         

You are cordially invited to participate in the thirteenth biennial meeting on The Cell Cycle which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, May 21. The specific goal for this meeting is to create a forum in which diverse areas of cell cycle regulation in a broad spectrum of experimental organisms can be openly and critically discussed.

Emphasis will be placed both upon areas of traditional interest to the cell cycle field, such as control of G1, DNA replication, checkpoint pathways and mitosis, and on areas of emerging interest and importance, such as the links between cell cycle regulation and development, spindle and chromosome dynamics, and specialized cell cycle states such as quiescence.

  • Checkpoints
  • Chromosome Biology
  • Cytokinesis
  • Replication
  • Mitosis
  • Metaphase/Anaphase
  • G1/S
  • Cell Growth & Development
Confirmed Keynotes:

David Morgan, University of California, San Francisco
Introduction by Kim Nasmyth, University of Oxford, UK

Confirmed Session Chairs:

Sue Biggins, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Fred Chang, Columbia University
Daniel Gerlich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
Christian Haering, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Iswar Hariharan, University of California, Berkeley
Rebecca Heald, University of California, Berkeley
Douglas Koshland, University of California
Susanne Lens, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Terry Orr-Weaver, Whitehead Institute
Tanya Paull, University of Texas at Austin
Julien Sage, Stanford University
Brenda Schulman, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Jan Skotheim, Stanford University
Helle Ulrich, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, UK
Johannes Walter, Harvard Medical School

The format of the meeting will include eight sessions consisting of invited and short talks, chosen from the submitted abstracts, and two poster sessions. All speakers and chairs are strongly encouraged to stay for the entire meeting. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster.

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 Maureen Morrow stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We hope to see you at Cold Spring Harbor in May.


Academic Package $1,425
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,185
Corporate Package $1,835
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $965
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,230

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.