Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression
March 9 - 12, 2022
Abstract Deadline: January 21, 2022


Alistair Boettiger, Stanford University
Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School
Katherine Pollard, Gladstone Institutes & UCSF
Alexander Stark, IMP, Austria


** We are pleased to announce we will be hosting this meeting safely in-person, with a virtual participation option.**

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.


The fifteenth 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 Wednesday  March 9 and run through lunch on Saturday March 12, 2022.  

Sample Schedule Outline

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:

Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto, Canada
Michael Levine,
Princeton University
Clodagh O'Shea,
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Topics & Discussion Leaders:

Cis-Regulatory Code:
Barak Cohen, Washington University St. Louis
Polly Fordyce, Stanford University

Stefan Ameres, Max Peruz Labs, Vienna
Nicole Martinez, Stanford University

Single-cell and Temporal Variation:
Dominic Grün, Wurzburg Institute of Systems Immunology, Germany
Prisca Liberali, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland

Post-Transcriptional Regulation:
Bernd Bukau, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

3D Nucleus:
Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Wei Xie, Tsinghua University, China

Naomi Moris, Francis Crick Institute, UK

Genetic Variation and Evolution:
Megan Dennis,
University of California, Davis

Phase Separation:
Karsten Rippe,
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlsysbio. 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 will be supported in part by funds provided by: National Institutes of Health.


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,310 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,235
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,130
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $860
Student Package*: $1,045
Student No-Housing Package: $775
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,625
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,250

*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 March 3, 2022)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $355
Late Student Virtual Package: $250
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $475