Gene Expression and Signaling in the Immune System
November 1 - 5, 2022
Abstract Deadline: August 12, 2022


Jon Kagan, Harvard Medical School
Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology
Alexander Rudensky, HHMI & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Arthur Weiss, HHMI & University of California San Francisco

COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster (when eligible) with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.

We are pleased to announce the eleventh Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Gene Expression & Signaling in the Immune System, which will begin on Tuesday evening, November 1 and end at noon on Saturday, November 5, 2022. 

We are looking forward to a broad-based meeting, and abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to immune system gene expression and signaling. In addition to a strong focus on lymphocyte development and adaptive immunity, this year's meeting will also emphasize the molecular regulation of innate immune responses.

Topics and Speakers:

Regulation of Gene Expression
Chair: Ellen Rothenberg, Caltech
Diana Hargreaves,
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Steve Josefowicz,
Cornell University
David Schatz,
Yale University
Golnaz Vahedi,
University of Pennsylvania

Chair: Marco Colonna, Washington University School of Medicine
Ananda Goldrath, University of California, San Diego
Kenneth Murphy,
HHMI/Washington University

Signaling at the Membrane
Chair: Art Weiss, HHMI / University of California, San Francisco
Doreen Cantrell,
College of Life Sciences, Dundee, UK
Gillian Griffiths,
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK
Jay Groves,
University of California, Berkeley
Bernard Malissen, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, France

Intracellular Signaling
Chair: Jon Kagan, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Andrea Ablasser,
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Sun Hur, Harvard Medical School
John MacMicking, HHMI / Yale University

Intercellular Communication in 4D
Chair: Susan Schwab, New York University
Jason Cyster,
HHMI / University of California, San Francisco
Ronald Germain,
National Institutes of Health
Gabriel Victora,
The Rockefeller University

Host:Microbe Interactions
Chair: Kathy McCoy, University of Calgary, Canada
Akiko Iwasaki,
Yale School of Medicine
Sunny Shin,
University of Pennsylvania

Immune Responses
Chair: Alexander Rudensky, HHMI/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Federica Sallusto,
Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland
Carola Venuesa,
Australian National University, Australia

Tissue-Immune Communications (Immunophysiology)
Chair: Diane Mathis, Harvard University
Ruslan Medzhitov,
HHMI/ Yale University
Asya Rolls,
Technion, Israel
Caroline Sokol,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

The format of the meeting will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlimmune. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,655 
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,555
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,415
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,055
Student Package*: $1,315
Student No-Housing Package: $955
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,115
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,515

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on October 27, 2022)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $395
Late Student Virtual Package: $280
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $535