Gene Expression and Signaling in the Immune System
April 14 - 18, 2020
Abstract Deadline: January 24, 2020

Organizers:

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 tenth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Gene Expression & Signaling in the Immune System, which will begin on Tuesday evening, April 14 and end at noon on Saturday, April 18, 2020. 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:

Regulation of Gene Expression
Chair: Diane Mathis, Harvard Medical School 
Steven Josefowicz, Weill Cornell Medicine
Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology
Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 


Higher Order Chromatin Structure
Chair: Stephen Nutt, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
Matthias Merkenschlager, Imperial College, London, UK
Cornelis Murre, University of California, San Diego
David Schatz, Yale University

Intercellular Communication
Chair: Shannon Turley, Genentech
Isaac Chiu, Harvard Medical School
Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University / HHMI 
Shannon Turley, Genentech 


Signaling at the Membrane
Chair: Arthur Weiss, HHMI & University of California San Francisco
Facundo Batista, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Chris Garcia, Stanford University

Gillian Griffiths, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK

Intracellular signaling
Chair: Daniel Stetson, University of Washington
Jonathan Kagan, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey Rathmell, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Daniel Stetson, University of Washington
Hao Wu, Boston Children's Hospital

Host Microbe Interactions
Chair: Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University School of Medicine 
Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University School of Medicine 

Alexander Tarakhovsky, Rockefeller University

Cell Differentiation
Chair: Alexander Rudensky, HHMI & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ananda Goldrath, University of California, San Diego
Adrian Hayday, Kings College London, UK
Dan Littman, NYU School of Medicine / HHMI 


Cell Movement
Chair: Jason Cyster, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI
Jason Cyster, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI
Gabriel Victora,
The Rockefeller University

Orion Weiner,University of California, San Francisco

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.

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

Pricing:

Academic Package: $XXX
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
$XXX
Corporate Package: $XXX
Academic/Student No-Housing Package:
$XXX
Corporate No-Housing Package: $XXX

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.