2015 Cold Spring Harbor Symposium 
May 26 - May 31, 2015
Poster abstract deadline: April 6 

Terri Grodzicker, David Stewart & Bruce Stillman
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory   


Chromosome Biology
Chromatin & Epigenetics Nuclear Receptors, Clocks & Aging
RNA as Controlling Elements Gene Regulation & Control Evolution
Nuclear Structure Developmental Regulation Editing & Manipulation
Maintenance of Genome Stability    

We are pleased to host the 80th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium which will address 21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Gregor Mendel’s landmark 1865 presentation of his paper “Experiments on Plant Hybridization”, which laid the groundwork for modern genetics.

The Symposium will provide a current synthesis of genetic mechanisms and genome & chromosome biology and include more than sixty outstanding speakers in 12 oral sessions. We are accepting abstracts for consideration as poster presentations to be presented in 2-3 poster sessions throughout the meeting. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted by the abstract deadline. 

Confirmed Speakers:
Karen Adelman,  NIH/NIEHS
Genevieve Almouzni, Institut Curie/Research Centre, France
Angelika Amon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Wendy Bickmore, MRC Human Genetics Unit, UK
Gerd Blobel, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Jef Boeke, NYU Langone Medical Center
Julius Brennecke, IMBA Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
Anne Brunet, Stanford University
Emmanuelle Charpentier, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Germany
Xavier Darzacq, University of California, Berkeley
Titia de Lange, The Rockefeller University
Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkley/HHMI
Denis Duboule, University Geneva and EPFL, Switzerland
Stephen Elledge, Harvard Medical School
Ronald Evans, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Anne Ferguson-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
Susan Gasser, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
David Gilbert, Florida State University
Christopher Glass, University of California, San Diego
Shiv Grewal, National Institutes of Health/NCI
Gregory Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Edith Heard, Curie Institute, CNRS, France

Steve Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles
Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute/MIT
Alexander Johnson, University of California, San Francisco

James Kadonaga, University of California, San Diego
Scott Keeney, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

David Kingsley, Stanford University
Mitch Lazar, University of Pennsylvania
Jeannie Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital
Arnold Levine, Simons Center for Systems Biology
Michael Levine, University of California, Berkeley
Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Dan Littman, NYU School of Medicine/HHMI
Susanne Mandrup, University of Southern Denmark
Thomas Maniatis, Columbia University Medical Center
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Thomas Misteli, NCI/NIH
Richard Morimoto, Northwestern University
Huck-Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore
Svante Paabo, Max-Planck Institute, Germany
David Page, Whitehead Institute/MIT/HHMI
David Pellman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Nicholas Proudfoot, University of Oxford, UK
Wolf Reik, The Babraham Institute, UK
Danny Reinberg, HHMI/NYU School of Medicine
Bing Ren, UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine
Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital
Mitinori Saitou, Kyoto University, Japan
Ulrich Schibler, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Davor Solter, Max-Planck Society
David Spector, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Alexander Tarakhovsky, The Rockefeller University
Robert Tjian, University of California, Berkeley
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, IGBMC, France

Didier Trono, School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland
Bas Van Steensel, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University
Richard Young, Whitehead Institute/MIT
Virginia Zakian, Princeton University
Kenneth Zaret, University of Pennsylvania
Feng Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Symposium will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday May 26, and end on the evening of Sunday May 31. Social events throughout the Symposium provide ample opportunity for informal interactions and will include a wine-and-cheese party, a beach picnic, cocktails and banquet, and departure brunch on Monday June 1.

PLEASE NOTE: The Leading Strand video archive service will NOT be available for the 2015 Symposium. Labs with two or more paying participants are eligible for special discounts (see below).

Director's Fund Stipends: Participants submitting abstracts selected for poster presentations may be eligible for partial stipends towards the cost of attending the Symposium. Please submit a written stipend request indicating financial need to Val Pakaluk.

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

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

Academic Package $1,840
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,585
Corporate Package $2,335
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $1,265
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,580

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, six nights 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.

Labs sending two or more paying participants will be eligible for a 20% discount on the 2nd registrant, and additional participants from the same lab will be eligible for 30% discounts. Discounts will be applied to the lowest eligible fees and will not be applied to additional night charges. PIs taking advantage of this opportunity should notify Val Pakaluk listing the names of attending lab member names to ensure proper allocation of the discounted pricing.

The Symposium is supported in part by funds provided by CSHL's Corporate Sponsor Program.