Gene Expression & Signaling in the Immune System
April 16 -20, 2024
Abstract Deadline: February 9, 2024


Jon Kagan, Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Richard Locksley, HHMI / University of California San Francisco
Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology
Alexander Rudensky, HHMI / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

We are pleased to announce the twelfth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Gene Expression & Signaling in the Immune System, which will begin on Tuesday evening, April 16, and end at noon on Saturday, April 20, 2024. 

We are looking forward to a broad-based meeting, and abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to immune system signaling, gene regulation, and effector activities.  Non-exclusive topics of interest include the molecular regulation of immune responses in specific cell types and tissues, as they mediate immune cell development, disease pathology, and resolution.

Topics and Speakers:

Regulation of Gene Expression
Chair: Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology
Fred Alt, HHMI / Boston Children's Hospital
Cornelis Murre, University of California, San Diego
Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Chair: Kenneth Murphy, HHMI / Washington University
Thomas Boehm, Max-Planck-Institute of Immunology &  Epigenetics, Germany
Diane Mathis,
Harvard Medical School
Ichiro Taniuchi, RIKEN, Japan

Signaling at the Membrane
Chair: Federica Sallusto, ETH Zurich & Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Dustin,
University of Oxford, UK
Gillian Griffiths, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK
Jae Jung, Cleveland Clinic

Signaling Intracellularly
Chair: Jon Kagan, Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Chris Garcia,
Stanford University
Morgan Huse, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Seema Mattoo, Purdue University

Intercellular Communications
Chair: Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Isaac Chiu, Harvard Medical School
Dan Littman, NYU School of Medicine
Ellen Robey, University of California, Berkeley

Host: Microbe Interactions
Chair: Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University School of Medicine
Yasmine Belkaid, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Erin Chen, Broad Institute
Akiko Iwasaki,
Yale University School of Medicine
Noah Palm, Yale School of Medicine

Immune Responses
Chair: Alexander Rudensky, HHMI / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Daniel Mucida, The Rockefeller University
Federica Sallusto, ETH Zurich & Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Zurich, Switzerland
Jimmie Ye, University of California, San Francisco

Tissue-Immune Communications (Immunophysiology)
Chair: Richard Locksley, HHMI / University of California San Francisco
Brian Kim, Mount Sinai
Ruslan Medzhitov, HHMI / Yale University
Gwen Randolph, Washington University School of Medicine

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 website (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 is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.

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


Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,775 (Subject to Availability)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,665
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,515
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,130
Student Package*: $1,410
Student No-Housing Package: $1,025
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,270
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,625

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

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

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 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 April 11, 2024)

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