Epigenetics & Chromatin
September 14 - 18, 2020
Abstract Deadline: June 26, 2020


Anja Groth, CPR, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Kristian Helin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School

You are cordially invited to participate in the fifth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Epigenetics & Chromatin. The opening session will begin at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 14 and the meeting will end after lunch on Friday, September 18, 2020. As currently planned, the program will have eight sessions devoted to oral presentations, together with three poster sessions for presentations which cannot be accommodated in the formal sessions. Selection of talks for the oral sessions will be made by the organizers in conjunction with the session chairpersons, from the submitted abstracts.

Keynote Speakers:
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Richard Young, Whitehead Institute/MIT

  • Nuclear Architecture
  • Chromatin Structure
  • Epigenetic Memory
  • Protein and DNA Modifications 
  • Chromatin and Disease
  • Development
  • Gene Expression

Discussion Leaders:
Karen Adelman
, Harvard Medical School
Lingling Chen, CAS, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China
Anne Ferguson-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
Susan Gasser, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Petra Hajkova, Imperial College London, UK
Edith Heard, EMBL, Germany
Steven Jacobson, HHMI/University of California, Los Angeles
Cigall Kadoch, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/HMS
Robert Kingston, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Tatiana Kutateladze, University of Colorado
Ross Levine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Guohong Li, National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, China
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jürg Müller, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Makoto Nakanishi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley
Ana Pombo, Max-Delbruck-Centrum fur Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Danny Reinberg, HHMI/NYU School of Medicine
Bing Ren, Ludwig Cancer Research, University of California, San Diego
Geno Shi, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Ali Shilatifard, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Susan Strome, University of California, Santa Cruz
Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China

Partial Support Provided by:

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to participate. In addition, please bring this announcement to the attention of any other interested parties. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters should be directed to Val Pakaluk.


Academic Package: $1,560
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $2,055 
Academic/Student No-Housing Package:
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,380 


We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. Apply in writing to Val Pakaluk stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.