Gene Expression and Signaling in the Immune System
April 26 - 30, 2016
Abstract Deadline: February 26, 2016


Diane Mathis, Harvard Medical School
Stephen Nutt, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
Alexander Rudensky, HHMI & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Arthur Weiss, HHMI & University of California San Francisco

We are pleased to announce the eighth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Gene Expression & Signaling in the Immune System, which will begin on Tuesday evening, April 26 and end at noon on Saturday, April 30, 2016. We are looking forward to a broad-based meeting, and abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to immune system gene expression and signaling. In addition to a strong focus on lymphocyte development and adaptive immunity, this year's meeting will also emphasize the molecular regulation of innate immune responses.

Topics and Speakers:

Myeloid lineage cells and innate lymphocytes
Session Chair: Marco Colonna,
Washington University School of Medicine
Ajay Chawla, University of California, San Francisco
Frederic Geissmann, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David Raulet, University of California, Berkeley

Transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of gene expression
Session Chair: Stephen Nutt,
The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
K. Mark Ansel, University of California, San Francisco
Richard Flavell, Yale University School of Medicine
Jorge Henao-Mejia, University of Pennsylvania
Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology

Chromatin regulation and epigenetic influences
Session Chair: Anjana Rao,
LaJolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
Meinrad Busslinger, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Stephen Smale, UCLA School of Medicine
Alexander Tarakhovsky, The Rockefeller University

Lymphocyte differentiation and antigen receptor gene expression
Session Chair: David Schatz,
HHMI/Yale Medical School
Frederick Alt, HHMI/Children's Hospital
Michel Nussenzweig, HHMI/Rockefeller University
Klaus Rajewsky, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Hans-Reimer Rodewald, German Cancer Research Center, Germany

Session Chair: Art Weiss
Janis Burkhardt,
University of Pennsylvania
Cheng Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University

Innate sensors and regulation
Session Chair: Sun Hur,
Harvard Medical School
Erin Adams, University of Chicago
Gregory Barton, University of California, Berkeley
Veit Hornung, Ludwig-Maximillians University, Germany
Daniel Stetson, University of Washington

Regulation of Immune Cell Function
Session Chair: Diane Mathis,
Harvard Medical School
Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University School of Medicine
Dan Littman, HHMI/NYU School of Medicine
Alexander Rudensky, HHMI/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Modes of intra- and intercellular communications
Session Chair: Ruslan Medzhitov
, HHMI/Yale University
K. Christopher Garcia, Stanford University School of Medicine
Douglas Green, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Ruslan Medzhitov, HHMI/Yale University
Eric Vivier, Marseille Medical School, France

The format of the meeting will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.

We hope to see you at Cold Spring Harbor in April.

This conference may be supported in part by funds provided by: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health


Academic Package $1,425
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,185
Corporate Package $1,835
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $965
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,230

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.