Cellular Dynamics & Models
April 11 - 14, 2017
Abstract Deadline: February 13

James Faeder, University of Pittsburgh
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz,
Janelia Research Campus
Ed Munro,
University of Chicago
Vito Quaranta, Vanderbilt University

We are pleased to host the sixth annual Cold Spring Harbor meeting on quantitative approaches to cell biology which will begin in the evening of Tuesday April 11, and run through lunch on Friday, April 14th. 

The focus of this meeting will be on quantitative approaches to cellular dynamics.  The specific goal is to foster creative and fruitful interactions between experimental cell biologists and mathematical computational scientists who have common interests in understanding the dynamics of cellular processes. The meeting will emphasize the dynamic interplay of experiment, quantitative data analysis and the use of mathematical models and computer simulations to describe data, develop testable hypotheses and to gain deeper insights into systems level design principles that govern cellular dynamics.  In addition, the meeting will provide an opportunity for interactions among researchers interested in the dynamics of normal healthy cells and those who wish to understand how those dynamics are disrupted in cancer cells.

Software Tutorials: In addition to abstracts for presentations on scientific work we also welcome abstracts for tutorials that present tools for dynamic modeling of biological systems. These tutorials will take place in the afternoon of the second and third day of the meeting and will be approximately 50 minutes in length. Tutorials should provide an overview of the basic functionality of the software as well as demonstrating more advanced features for cutting edge applications.

  • Single Cell Dynamics
  • Membrane Dynamics
  • Subcellular Dynamics
  • Self-Organization of the Cytoskeleton
  • Signaling Dynamics
  • Tissue Dynamics
  • Dynamics of Cell Fate Determination
  • Computational Image Analysis
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Rong Li, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Thomas Pollard, Yale University

Confirmed Discussion Leaders:

Patricia Bassereau, Institut Curie, France
Alexander Dunn, Stanford University
Jay Groves, University of California, Berkeley
William Hlavacek, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Graham Johnson, Allen Institute for Cell Science
Jané Kondev, Brandeis University
Dyche Mullins, University of California, San Francisco
Sharad Ramanathan, Harvard University
Michael Rust, University of Chicago
Boris Shraiman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan Skotheim, Stanford University
Lani Wu, University of California, San Francisco

Click the tabs above to register for the meeting and submit an abstract. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status of abstracts (i.e., talk or poster) will be posted as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We eager to have as many young people as possible attend this meeting. As such, we have significant funds set aside to support young scientists who actively participate in the meeting by submitting an abstract and presenting either a poster or a talk. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs.

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

Academic Package $1165
Graduate/PhD Student Package $975
Corporate Package $1475
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $795
Corporate No-Housing Package $995

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