Genome Organization & Nuclear Function
May 3 - 7, 2022
Abstract Deadline: February 28, 2022

Andrew Belmont, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute
Ana Pombo, Max-Delbruck-Center for Molecular Medicine
Sara Wickström, University of Helsinki, Finland


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 we will be hosting this meeting safely in-person, with a virtual participation option 

You are cordially invited to participate in the twelfth meeting on Nuclear Organization and Function, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin on the evening of Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Sample Schedule Outline

The specific goal for this meeting is to bring together cellular and molecular biologists to discuss recent advances in the spatial and temporal aspects of nuclear structure/function.

  • Chromatin & Epigenetics
  • Higher Order Genome Organization
  • Gene Expression & Regulation
  • Nuclear Periphery and Transport
  • Nuclear Compartments and Bodies
  • Nuclear RNAs
  • Genome Organization in Health & Disease
  • Differentiation and Development
  • Biophysics of the Nucleus
  • Computational Approaches and-omics in Gene Organization
  • New Technologies
Discussion Leaders:
Asifa Akhtar, MPI of Immunobiology & Epigenetics
Frank Alber, University of California, Los Angeles
Martin Beck, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
Bradley Bernstein, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School
Long Cai, Caltech
David Gilbert, San Diego Biomedical Research Institute
Megan King, Yale University School of Medicine
Melike Lakadamyali, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Mango, University of Basel, Switzerland
Mario Nicodemi, Universita di Napoli, Italy
Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis
Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie, France
Bing Ren, University of California, San Diego, Ludwig Cancer Research
Karsten Rippe, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Irina Solovei, Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany
Ting Wu, Harvard Medical School

Unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlnucleus. 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.

This conference may be supported in part by: TBA


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,655 (Subject to availability.)
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.

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 April 28, 2022)

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