Probabilistic Modeling In Genomics
April 14 - 16, 2021 Virtual
Abstract Deadline: February 12, 2021


Andrew Kern, University of Oregon
Sohini Ramachandran, Brown University
Adam Siepel, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


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 third Cold Spring Harbor conference on Probabilistic Modeling in Genomics (part of the international series of meetings now in its 7th year) is going fully virtual and will commence mid morning (EDT) on Wednesday April 14 and conclude late afternoon (EDT) on Friday April 16, 2021.

Day Time (EST Session # Session Name
Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm 1 Quantitative Genetics and Association Mapping
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Poster Session*
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm 2 Machine Learning in Genomics
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Daphne Koller
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 3 Transcriptomics and Epigenomics
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Poster Session*
Thursday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4 Population Genetics I: Natural Selection
Friday 9:30 am- 12:00 pm 5 Applications to Cancer and Other Diseases
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Poster Session*
Friday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Daniela Witten
Friday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 6 Population Genetics II: Mutation, Recombination, and Demography
Virtual Icebreaker Wednesday, 5:30 pm
Discussion Zone
30-minutes following each oral session (open Zoom format)
*Virtual Poster Session will be available for viewing throughout the meeting

Keynote Speakers:
Daphne Koller, insitro
Daniela Witten, University of Washington

Lorin Crawford, Microsoft Research New England
Hilary Finucane, Broad Institute
Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, Brown University
Flora Jay, CNRS, France
Ekta Khurana, Weill Cornell Medicine
Peter Koo, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Anshul Kundaje, Stanford University
Ellen Leffler, University of Utah
Tuuli Lappalainen, Columbia University & New York Genome Center
Sara Mathieson, Haverford College
Fernando Racimo, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Daniel Schrider, University of North Carolina

Abstracts are welcome for consideration as poster and platform presentations and should contain new and unpublished material. Status of abstracts (talk versus poster) 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 scientists as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We will be applying for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Please apply in writing to Catie Carr stating your need for financial support. Preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Late Pricing: (registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on April 8, 2021)
Late Virtual Academic Package: $355
Late Virtual Graduate Student Package: $250
Late Virtual Corporate Package: $475

Virtual 3 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~36 talks / 6 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~18 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~40 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 #probgen21. 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.