December 9 - 12, 2015
Abstract Deadline: October 16, 2015

Aron Geurts, Medical College of Wisconsin      Michael Gould, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bina Joe, University of Toledo       Enrico Petretto, Imperial College London, UK

You are cordially invited to participate in the ninth meeting on Rat Genomics & Models, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin with dinner and the first session on the evening of Wednesday, December 9, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, December 12, 2015. We are looking forward to a broad-based meeting, and abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to rat genetics, genomics and physiology.

Neurobiology & Addiction
Metabolism, Inflammation, Exercise Physiology
Cancer Biology
Manipulating the Genome
Emerging Areas

Keynote Speakers:
Aravinda Chakravarti, Johns Hopkins University
Allen Cowley, Medical College of Wisconsin

Invited Speakers:
Frank Albert, University of California, Los Angeles
James Amos-Landgraf, University of Missouri
Jacques Behmoaras, Imperial College, London, UK
Elizabeth Bryda, University of Missouri
Hao Chen, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Edwin Cuppen, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Melinda Dwinell, Medical College of Wisconsin
Delyth Graham, University of Glasgow, UK
Judith Homberg, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands
Anne Kwitek, University of Iowa
Bruce Molitoris, Indiana University
Troy Stevens, University of South Alabama
Timothy Wiltshire, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The format of the meeting will include six oral sessions consisting of invited and short talks, limited to approximately 15 minutes, principally on unpublished work. Oral presentations will be selected by the organizers from the submitted abstracts. The other submitted abstracts will be presented in poster session(s). As is usual at Cold Spring Harbor meetings, all abstracts of both poster and platform sessions will be published in an abstract book given to all the participants.

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in December.

This conference may be supported in part by:

Academic Package $1140
Graduate/PhD Student Package $955
Corporate Package $1445
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $780
Corporate No-Housing Package $975

Currency converter

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Demetria Mudar