Nuclear Organization & Function
May 1 - 5, 2018
Abstract Deadline: February 16, 2018


Edith Heard, Curie Institute, France
Martin Hetzer, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute
David L. Spector, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

You are cordially invited to participate in the tenth meeting on Nuclear Organization and Function, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin on the evening of Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, May 5. The specific goal for this meeting is to bring together cellular and molecular biologists to discuss recent advances in the spatial and temporal aspects of nuclear structure/function.

  • The Nuclear Membrane & Nuclear Lamina
  • Chromatin Organization
  • Emerging Technologies to Explore Genome Organization
  • Gene Expression & Transcription
  • Nucleocytoplasmic Transport and Nuclear Pore Complexes
  • Nuclear RNAs and Nuclear Bodies
  • Nuclear Function in Differentiation and Development
  • Epigenetics
Discussion Leaders:

Maxime Dahan, Institut Curie, France
Xavier Darzacq, University of California, Berkeley
Jan Ellenberg, EMBL, Germany
Amanda Fisher, Imperial College School of Medicine, UK
Mitchell Guttman, California Institute of Technology
Hiroshi Kimura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Marina Lusic, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
John Marko, Northwestern University
Ohad Medalia, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Leonid Mirny, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Clodagh O'Shea, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Ana Pombo, Max-Delbruck-Centrum fur Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Karen Reddy, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Dan Starr, University of California, Davis

The format of the meeting will include oral sessions consisting of two 15-minute anchoring talks by the discussion leaders and seven 12-minute talks, selected from the abstracts, principally on unpublished work. In addition, there will be two poster sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster.

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. 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 Val Pakaluk stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters should be directed to Val Pakaluk

This conference will be supported in part by funds provided by:


Academic Package: $1485
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1235
Corporate Package: $1905
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $1005
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1280

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.