Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription
August 29 - September 2, 2023
Abstract Deadline: June 9, 2023


Wendy Bickmore, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh, UK
Michael Levine,
Princeton University
Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

The eighteenth meeting on transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from Tuesday evening, August 29 to Saturday afternoon, September 2, 2023. The program will consist of both oral and poster presentations. The oral presentations will be by a combination of invited speakers and speakers selected from amongst submitted abstracts.

  • Imaging Transcription
  • Genome Organization and Long-range Regulation
  • Structure and Function of Transcription Complexes
  • Promoters and Promoter-proximal Regulation
  • Gene Regulation in Development

Discussion Leaders:

Karen Adelman, Harvard Medical School
Karim-Jean Armache, New York University
Lu Bai, Penn State University
Alistair Boettiger, Stanford University
Sarah Bray, University of Cambridge UK
Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School
Ibrahim Cisse, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology & Epigenetics, Germany
Emma Farley, University of California, San Diego
Lucas Farnung, Harvard Medical School
Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Melissa Harrison, University of Wisconsin Madison
Yuan He, Northwestern University
Martin Howard, John Innes Center, UK
Cigall Kadoch, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/HMS
Dario Lupianez, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Danny Reinberg, HHMI/University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Ali Shilatifard, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Irina Solovei, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU), Germany
Alexander Stark, IMP, Austria
Robert Tjian, University of California, Berkeley
Nadine Vastenhouw, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Seychelle Vos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University
Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University


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.

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In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1705
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1600
Academic Shared Room Package: $1455
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1085
Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1355
Student Package/No Housing Package: $985
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2180
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1560

*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 packages 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 firstly 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 $325
Grad Student Virtual Package: $200
Corporate Virtual Package: $480

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 24)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $425
Late Student Virtual Package: $300
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $580