Genome Organization & Nuclear Function
April 28 - May 2, 2020
Abstract Deadline: February 7, 2020


Edith Heard, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Martin Hetzer, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute
Ana Pombo, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

You are cordially invited to participate in the eleventh meeting on Genome Organization and Nuclear Function, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin on the evening of Tuesday, April 28, 2020, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, May 2. 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.

  • Chromatin and Chromosome Organization
  • Higher Order Genome Organization
  • Differentiation, Development and Disease
  • Nuclear Lamina and Nuclear Pore Complexes
  • Nuclear Bodies and Phase Separation
  • Gene Expression
  • Cutting Edge Technology in Genome Organization
Discussion Leaders:

Wendy Bickmore, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh, UK
Alistair Boettiger, Stanford University
Clifford Brangwynne, Princeton University
Martha Bulyk, Brigham & Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Peter Fraser, Florida State University
Eileen Furlong, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Gary Karpen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Ulrike Kutay, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, University of Pennsylvania
Sara Wickstrom, Helsinki Institute of Life Science, Finland
X. Sunney Xie, Peking University, China

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anchoring talks by the discussion leaders and seven 12-minute talks, selected from the abstracts, principally on unpublished work.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Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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: $1,560
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $2,055 
Academic/Student No-Housing Package:
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,380 

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.