85th Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology
Biological Time Keeping
June 1 - 5, 2021 Virtual
Poster Abstract Deadline: April 2, 2021
Registration submitted after 5:00p.m. ET on May 27, 2021 will be subject to late fees

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 Biological Time Keeping. Several previous Cold Spring Harbor Symposia have addressed different aspects of biological rhythms, notably the Symposia on Biological Clocks (1960) and Clocks & Rhythms (2007). The meeting will be held virtually, beginning late morning EST on Tuesday, June 1, and ending late morning EST on Saturday June 5, 2021. The meeting will include 8 oral sessions and one poster session over the 4.5 days (AM sessions start 10am EST / PM sessions start 2pm EST).

Day Time (EDT Session # Session Name
Tuesday 10:00 am 1 Introduction
Tuesday 2:00 pm         2 Metabolism
Wednesday 10:00 am 3 Clock Components
Wednesday 2:00 pm         4 Clocks & Disease
Thursday 10:00 am 5 Coordinating Clocks
Thursday 2:00 pm Poster Session*
Friday 10:00 am 6 Neural Clocks
Friday 2:00 pm 7 Sleep
Saturday 10:00 am 8 Seasonal Rhythms / Aging
Throughout the Meeting *Virtual Poster Viewing
Discussion Zone 30 minute Open Forum following each Session
  • Structures, Biophysics & Dynamics of Clocks
  • Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology
  • Clock Complexes & Regulation
  • Regulation of Downstream Targets
  • Cell Biology of Time Keeping
  • Control of Cell Cycle & Cell Proliferation
  • Developmental Timing
  • Metabolic Rhythms
  • Reproductive Cycles & Sex Differences
  • Sleep & Sleep Disorders
  • Brain & Neural Rhythms
  • Seasonal & Circannual Clocks
  • Clocks & Aging
  • Disorders of Time Keeping
Invited Speakers:

Ravi Allada, Northwestern University
Rea Antoniou-Kourounioti, John Innes Centre, United Kingdom
Gad Asher, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Salvador Aznar Benitah, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain
Joe Bass, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Charles Bourque, McGill University, Canada
Anne Brunet, Stanford University
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley
Luis de Lecea, Stanford University
Charna Dibner, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Antony Dodd, John Innes Center, United Kingdom
Jay Dunlap, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Ronald Evans, Salk Institute
Susan Golden, University of California, San Diego
Carla Green, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Fumika Hamada, University of California, Davis
Stacey Harmer, University of California, Davis
Michael Hastings, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
Samer Hattar, National Institutes of Health
Charlotte Helfrich-Forster, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Erik Herzog, Washington University in St. Louis
John Hogenesch, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Steve Horvath, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Carl Johnson, Vanderbilt University
Ryoichiro Kageyama, Kyoto University, Japan
Steven Kay, University of Southern California
Takao Kondo, Nagoya University, Japan
Achim Kramer, Charite/Institute of Medical Immunolog,y Germany
Katja Lamia, The Scripps Research Institute
Mitchell Lazar, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Selma Masri, University of California, Irvine
Felix Naef, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Carrie Partch, University of California, Santa Cruz
Olivier Pourquie, Harvard University
Maria Robles, Ludwig-Maximillans University, Germany
Michael Rosbash, Brandeis University
Michael Rust, University of Chicago
Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital
Aziz Sancar, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Ulrich Schibler, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania
Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, Columbia University Medical Center
Joseph Takahashi, HHMI/UT Southwestern Medical Center
Benjamin Tu, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Val Pakaluk at pakaluk@cshl.edu.

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 at pakaluk@cshl.edu stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

The Symposium is supported in part with funds provided by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Corporate Sponsor Program


In-Person Fees
Academic Private Room/Private Bath Package: $tba
Academic Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $tba
Academic Shared Room Package: $tba
Academic No-Housing Package: $tba
Student Package*: $tba
Student No-Housing Package: $tba
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $tba
Corporate No-Housing Package: $tba

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

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 firstly 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 XXXX.

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. Additional members of individual laboratories (4th or more lab member) - PI must supply list of lab members via email to XXXX
2. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
3. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
4. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
5. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
6. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 5 & 6 above, please provide a justification via email to XXXX

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package: $tba
Student Virtual Package: $tba
Corporate Virtual Package: $tba