Network Biology
March 16 - 20, 2021
Abstract Deadline: January 8, 2021


Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, University of Pittsburgh
Pascal Falter-Braun, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich & Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany
Roded Sharan, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Michael Springer, Harvard Medical School

We are pleased to announce the seventh Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Network Biology. The meeting will begin on the evening of Tuesday, March 16, 2021, and end after lunch on Saturday, March 20. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material.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 "Women in Network Science" will be discussed by a panel of scientists at different career stages with complementary expertise on the topic. "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 Lecturers:


Topics and Discussion Leaders:

Regulatory Networks

Protein Networks

Networks of Translation

Microbiome Networks

Network Evolution

Synthetic Network Engineering

Networks in Differentiation

Computational Methods for Network Biology

Multi-Scale Networks

Signaling Networks

Panel Discussion: Topic to be announced

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 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. Please apply in writing via email to Catie Carr and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Partial support for this meeting provided by The National Human Genome Research Institute.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlnetworks. 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 Package: $tba
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $tba
Corporate Package: $tba
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $tba
Corporate No-Housing Package: $tba

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.