Systems Biology: Networks
March 14 - 18, 2017
Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2017

Pascal Falter-Braun, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich & Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany
Suzanne Gaudet, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Ben Lehner, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota

We are pleased to announce the fifth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Systems Biology: Networks. The meeting will begin on the evening of Tuesday, March 14, 2017, and end after lunch on Saturday, March 18. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. 

The meeting covers a wide topical range focused on understanding the role of molecular networks for biological phenomena. It is intended to foster a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and approaches among experimental and computational scientists for using network science to understand diseases and phenotypes in animals and plants. The topic of "Statistics and Data Reproducibility" will be discussed by a panel of data producers, statisticians, journal editors and funding agency representatives. "Meet-the-Professor" lunches provide additional opportunities for students to get advice from and discuss with established scientists. A number of internationally renowned leaders in the field will share their latest results, while the majority of oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Keynote Lectures

Marian Walhout, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
Marc Vidal, Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at DFCI

Topics and Discussion Leaders

Interaction Networks
Fritz Roth, Donnelly Centre, Canada
Haiyuan Yu, Cornell University

Microbial, Metabolic and Synthetic Networks
Michael Bassik, Stanford University
Domitilla del Vecchio,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Genetic Networks
Brenda Andrews, Donnelly Centre, Canada

Networks and Disease
Jing-Dong Han, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences
Anne-Claude Gingras, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Canada
Jussi Taipale, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Network Pharmacology
Hiroaki Kitano, Systems Biology Institute, Japan

Signaling Networks
Hana El-Samad, University of California, San Francisco
Kathryn Miller-Jensen, Yale University

Regulatory Networks
Philip Benfey, Duke University
Thomas Gregor, Princeton University

Panel Discussion:

Statistics and Reproducibility in Systems Biology (Pascal Falter-Braun, Chair)
Rafael Irizarry, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Boston
Natalie de Souza, Nature Methods
Marc Vidal, Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Dan Gallahan, Division of Cancer Biology, NCI

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

All registrations and abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline, January 15, 2017. 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. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site 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 government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Heather Johnson stating need for financial support. 

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in March.


Academic Package $1,455
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,210
Corporate Package $1,865
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $985
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,250

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.