Genome Informatics
December 6 - 9, 2023
Abstract Deadline: October 10, 2023


Joanna Kelley, University of California, Santa Cruz
Pall Melsted,
University of Iceland
Nicola Mulder, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Oliver Stegle, German Cancer Research Center, Germany

The next Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Conference on Genome Informatics will be held at Cold Spring Harbor, New York (this meeting has alternated with the Hinxton meeting started under the joint auspices of CSHL and the Wellcome Trust). The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, and finish with lunch on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

The James P. Taylor Foundation for Open Science will award six scholarships covering full conference registration to outstanding graduate students. Application deadline is September 15, 2023. For details and application instructions, visit here.

Tentative Meeting Topics:

  • PanGenome
  • Genome Assembly and Sequencing Algorithms
  • Variant Discovery
  • Microbial and Metagenomics
  • Single Cell and Spatial Omics
  • Functional Genomics
Keynote Speakers:

Sean Eddy, HHMI/Harvard University
Karen Miga, University of California, Santa Cruz, Genomics Institute

Discussion Leaders:

Anne Carpenter, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Rayan Chikhi, Institut Pasteur, France
Janet Kelso, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Ben Lehner, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Veli Makinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Ida Moltke,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Mor Nitzan,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Eran Segal,
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Jared Simpson,
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Amos Tanay, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Elefheria Zeggini, Helmholtz Munich, Germany

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from the government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #gi2023. Due to the open culture of the Genome Informatics community, we have established an opt-out policy on the live-tweeting or discussing of talks, posters, or research results on social media.

This meeting is sponsored in part by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health 

Additional support provided by:


In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1355
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1275
Academic Shared Room Package: $1170
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $890
Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1080
Student Package/No Housing Package: $800
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1755
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1290
*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please inquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Room package reservations close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in-person.

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 $280
Grad Student Virtual Package: $165
Corporate Virtual Package: $415

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on November 30)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $380
Late Student Virtual Package: $265
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $515