Genome Organization & Nuclear Function
April 30 - May 4, 2024
Abstract Deadline: February 9, 2024

Andrew Belmont, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ana Pombo, Max-Delbruck-Center for Molecular Medicine
Jane Skok, New York University Langone Health
Sara Wickström, University of Helsinki, Finland

You are cordially invited to participate in the thirteenth meeting on Nuclear Organization and Function, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin on the evening of Tuesday, April 30, 2024, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

The specific goal of this meeting is to bring together cellular and molecular biologists to discuss recent advances in the spatial and temporal aspects of nuclear structure/function.

  • Epigenetics and Chromatin
  • Genome Topology and Chromosome Folding
  • Nuclear Locales: Structures, Bodies, Condensates
  • 4D Nucleome Structure and Function
  • Nuclear Genome during Development, Physiological Transitions, and Disease
  • Nuclear Genome and RNA Biology
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Dynamics and Mechanics of Nuclear Processes

Discussion Leaders:
Renata Basto, Institut Curie, France
Wendy Bickmore, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh, UK
Gerd Blobel, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Alistair Boettiger, Stanford University
Ibrahim Cisse, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology & Epigenetics, Germany
Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mitchell Guttman, California Institute of Technology
Ana Losada, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Spain
Kazuhiro Maeshima, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Marc Marti-Renom, CNAG, CRG, Spain
Jan-Michael Peters, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Raffaella Santoro, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Irina Solovei, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich Germany
C.-Ting Wu, Harvard Medical School
Richard Young, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University

Unpublished material must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlnucleus. 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.

This conference may be supported in part by: TBA


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,775 (Subject to Availability)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,665
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,515
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,130
Student Package*: $1,410
Student No-Housing Package: $1,025
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,270
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,625

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should first request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle-income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority-serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk

Virtual Fees:
Academic Virtual Package: $340
Grad Student Virtual Package: $210

Corporate Virtual Package: $505

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on April 25, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $440
Late Student Virtual Package: $310
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $605