Network Biology
March 16 - 19, 2021 Virtual
Abstract Deadline: January 18, 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


The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.


The seventh Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Network Biology is going fully virtual and will begin late morning EST on Tuesday, March 16, and will conclude late afternoon EST on Friday, March 19, 2021.

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 "Applicability and Translatability of Network Biology " will be discussed by a panel of scientists at different career stages with complementary expertise on the topic. "Meet-the-Speaker" small group virtual events 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.

Day Time (EDT Session # Session Name
Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Keynote Speaker: Naama Barkai
Tuesday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm         1 Protein Networks
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm             
Poster Session*
Tuesday 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm      2 Regulatory Networks
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:45 am 3 Signaling Networks
Wednesday 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Applicability and "Translatability of Network Biology
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poster Session*
Wednesday 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 4 Networks for Precision Medicine
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 am 5 Computational Methods for Network Biology
Thursday 11:45 am - 1:00 pm 6 Deep Learning in Network Biology
Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poster Session*
Thursday 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 7 Genetic Networks
Friday 9:30 am - 11:00 am 8 Network Evolution
Friday 11:15 am - 1:00 pm 9 Single Cell Networks
Friday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poster Session*
Friday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Closing Keynote: Stephen Michnick
Throughout the Meeting Virtual Poster Viewing

Opening Keynote
Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Regulatory Networks (Chair: Carvunis)
Jan Skotheim, Stanford University
Marian Walhout, UMass

Protein Networks (Chair: Springer)
Nevan Krogan, UCSF
Ulrich Stelzl, University of Graz, Austria
Michael Calderwood, Harvard

Genetic Networks (Chair: Sharan)
Mojca Mattiazzi Usaj, Ryerson University, Canada
Eytan Ruppin, NCI

Networks for Precision Medicine (Chair: Falter-Braun)
SouraBandyopadhyay, UCSF
Hannah Carter, UCSD

Network Evolution (Chair: Carvunis)
Ben Lehner, CRG, Spain

Signaling Networks (Chair: Gaudet)
Dana Silverbush, Broad Institute

Single cell Networks (Chair: Roth)
Gary Bader, University of Toronto, Canada
Siobhan Brady, UC Davis

Computational Methods for Network Biology (Chair: Sharan)
Niko Beerenwinkel, ETH Basel, Switzerland
Reka Albert, Penn State

Deep Learning in Network Biology (Chair: Myers)
Marinka Zitnik, Harvard University
Bo Wang, University of Toronto 

Panel Discussion: Applicability and Translatability of Network Biology (Chair: Falter-Braun)
Nevan Krogan, UCSF
Patrick Aloy, IRB Barcelona, Spain

Closing Keynote
Stephen Michnick, University of Montreal, Canada

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 Shannon Silva 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.

Late Pricing*: (registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 11)

Virtual Package: $395
Virtual Graduate/PhD Student Package: $280
Virtual Corporate Package: $535

*Fees are to be paid in full by credit card only

To be eligible for lab group discounts, please submit a list of lab members planning to attend in advance of registration to Shannon Silva to establish appropriate discounted fees. Please include a link to your lab web page for verification purposes. Prior payments will be included in the group discount calculation.

Virtual 4 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~45 talks / 8 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~24 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~110 posters with
dedicated slack channels for each poster
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Virtual Social Events~
Meet-the-Speakers & Editors
Icebreaker, "Breakout" Social
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Leading Strand video archive access to talks
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Digital program in PDF format

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.