Epigenetics & Chromatin
September 17 - 21, 2024
Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2024


Karen Adelman, Harvard Medical School
Anja Groth, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Bing Ren, University of California San Diego

You are cordially invited to participate in the seventh Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Epigenetics and chromatin. The opening session will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 and the meeting will end after lunch on Saturday, September 21, 2024. As currently planned, the program will have eight sessions devoted to oral presentations, together with three poster sessions for presentations that cannot be accommodated in the formal sessions. Selection of talks for the oral sessions will be made by the organizers in conjunction with the session chairpersons, from the submitted abstracts.

Keynote Speakers:
Asifa Akhtar, MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
Kristian Helin,
Institute of Cancer Research, UK

  • Histone Modifications
  • Epigenetic Memory
  • Chromatin Structure & Remodeling
  • Chromatin Architecture & Nuclear Organization
  • Gene Expression
  • Epigenetic & Genetic Stability
  • Epigenetics in Disease
  • Epigenetics in Development

Discussion Leaders:
Genevieve Almouzni,
Institut Curie/Research Centre, UMR 3664, France
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Rong Fan, Yale University
Anne Ferguson-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine
Mitchell Guttman, California Institute of Technology
Nada Jabado, McGill University, Canada
Steven Jacobsen, HHMI/University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Kingston, Massachusetts General Hospital
Guanghui Liu, Institute of Zoology, CAS, China
Karolin Luger, CU Boulder / HHMI
Makato Nakanishi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco
Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley
Andre Nussenzweig, National Cancer Institute, NIH
David Pellman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jan-Michael  Peters, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, University of Pennsylvania
Charles Roberts, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Robert Roeder, The Rockefeller University
Mitinori Saitou, Kyoto University, Japan
Ali Shilatifard, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, Institute of Epigenetics & Stem Cells, Germany
Christopher Vakoc, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Partial Support Provided by:

 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. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate. In addition, please bring this announcement to the attention of any other interested parties. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

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

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlepich24. 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.


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1775 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1665
Academic Shared Room Package: $1515
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1130
Student Package*: $1410
Student No-Housing Package: $1025
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2270
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1625

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

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 first 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.

Virtual Fees:
Academic Virtual Package: $340
Grad Student Virtual Package: $210

Corporate Virtual Package: $505

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on September 12, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $440
Late Student Virtual Package: $310
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $605