85th Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology
Genome Stability & Integrity
May 27 - June 1, 2020
Poster Abstract Deadline: March 6, 2020


Terri Grodzicker, David Stewart & Bruce Stillman
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

We are pleased to host the 85th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium which will focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms to ensure DNA/genomic stability and integrity. Previous Cold Spring Harbor Symposia have addressed many different aspects of DNA and genomic integrity, including the Symposia on Genes and Mutations (1951), Exchange of Genetic Material: Mechanism and Consequences (1958), Replication of DNA in Microorganisms (1968), DNA: Replication and Recombination (1978), Recombination at the DNA Level (1984), and Biological Responses to DNA Damage (2000).

The Symposium will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday May 27th, and end on Sunday evening May 31st, with normal departures on Monday morning June 1st. The Symposium will include nine oral sessions (invited speakers only) and two poster sessions providing a current synthesis of the enormous progress in our understanding of how the cellular machinery replicates and repairs the genome, and how these processes go awry in disease . The annual Dorcas Cummings lecture will take place on Saturday, May 30th. Social events throughout the Symposium provide ample opportunity for informal interactions and will include a wine-and-cheese party, a beach picnic, cocktails and banquet, and departure brunch on Monday June 1st.

  • DNA Replication & Replication Stress
  • DNA Repair Mechanisms & Connections
  • Chromosome Segregation & Stability
  • Genome Integrity in Mitosis & Meiosis
  • Gametogenesis & Early Development
  • Transposon Control and Mutational Burden
  • Diseases of Genome Instability 
Invited Speakers:


CSHL's Corporate Sponsor Program provides additional limited support for students and postdocs in need of financial support. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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Academic Package: $tba
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $tba
Corporate Package: $tba
Academic/Student: No-Housing Package $tba
Corporate No-Housing Package: $tba

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.