Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression
February 26 - March 2, 2017
Abstract Deadline: January 6, 2017


Barak Cohen, Washington University, St. Louis
Christina Leslie, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
Bas Van Steensel, Netherlands Cancer Institute
Julia Zeitlinger, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

The twelfth Cold Spring Harbor conference on Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and begin at 7:30 pm on Sunday February 26 and run through lunch on Thursday March 2, 2017. The original plan was to hold the meeting in the Dominican Republic, but CSHL and the organizers have made the decision to relocate the meeting back to Cold Spring Harbor because of the growing emergence of Zika throughout much of the Caribbean.

The conference is intended to foster cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and expertise between experimentalists and computational biologists interested in the organization and control of complex transcription networks in eukaryotes. While a number of speakers have been invited, please note that the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.

Keynote Speakers:

Patrick Cramer, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University 

Topics & Discussion Leaders:

cis-Regulatory Logic
Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Karen Adelman, Harvard University Medical School

Chromatin Biology and 3D Architecture of the Nucleus
Leonid Mirny, MIT
Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University

Cellular Decision Making
Ido Amit, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Arjun Raj, University of Pennsylvania

Evolution and Variation
Katie Pollard, University of California, San Francisco
Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center, Columbia University

Transcription Factors
Angela DePace, Harvard University Medical School
Didier Trono, EPFL School of Life Sciences, Switzerland

RNA and its Regulation
Mihaela Zavolan, University of Basel, Switzerland
Gene Yeo, University of California, San Diego

Emerging Technologies
Samantha Morris, Washington University
Daniel Larson, NCI/NIH

Networks, Global Analysis and Computational Models
Anshul Kundaje, Stanford University
Oliver Stegle, EMBL, UK

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institutes of Health. We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Please apply in writing via email to Maureen Morrow and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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

Academic Package $1,455
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,210
Corporate Package $1,865
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $985
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,250

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