Gene Expression and Signaling in the Immune System
Rescheduled to October 14 - 18, 2020
Revised Abstract Deadline: July 24, 2020


Diane Mathis, Harvard Medical School
Stephen Nutt, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
Alexander Rudensky, HHMI & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Arthur Weiss, HHMI & University of California San Francisco


COVID-19: Because of the ongoing COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, CSHL and the organizers have reached the difficult decision to postpone the meeting on  Gene Expression and Signaling in the Immune System  originally scheduled for April 14 - 18, 2020 until October 14 - 18, 2020.  We realize this is very inconvenient for you and hope you understand how difficult this decision has been to make. We are very much hoping that many of you will be able to participate in December and that you are able to change your travel plans with minimal cost and disruption. 

We hope you understand this decision and sincerely regret how this may impact your upcoming plans.

If we do not hear from you we will assume you are still planning to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible (by March 27) to be eligible for a full refund.Thereafter our normal cancellation policies will apply.


The tenth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Gene Expression & Signaling in the Immune System, which now begin on Wednesday evening, October 14 and end at noon on Sunday, October 18, 2020. We are looking forward to a broad-based meeting, and abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to immune system gene expression and signaling. In addition to a strong focus on lymphocyte development and adaptive immunity, this year's meeting will also emphasize the molecular regulation of innate immune responses.

Topics and Speakers (pending reconfirmation):

Regulation of Gene Expression
Chair: Diane Mathis, Harvard Medical School 
Steven Josefowicz, Weill Cornell Medicine
Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology
Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Higher Order Chromatin Structure
Chair: Stephen Nutt, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
Matthias Merkenschlager, Imperial College, London, UK
Cornelis Murre, University of California, San Diego
David Schatz, Yale University

Intercellular Communication
Chair: Shannon Turley, Genentech
Isaac Chiu, Harvard Medical School
Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University / HHMI 
Shannon Turley, Genentech 

Signaling at the Membrane
Chair: Arthur Weiss, HHMI & University of California San Francisco
Chris Garcia, Stanford University

Gillian Griffiths, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK

Intracellular signaling
Chair: Daniel Stetson, University of Washington
Jonathan Kagan, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey Rathmell, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Daniel Stetson, University of Washington
Hao Wu, Boston Children's Hospital

Host Microbe Interactions
Chair: Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University School of Medicine 
Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Alexander Tarakhovsky, Rockefeller University

Cell Differentiation
Chair: Alexander Rudensky, HHMI & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ananda Goldrath, University of California, San Diego
Adrian Hayday, Kings College London, UK
Dan Littman, NYU School of Medicine / HHMI 

Cell Movement
Chair: Jason Cyster, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI
Jason Cyster, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI

The format of the meeting will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations.

New and revised abstracts should be submitted by the resubmission deadline, Friday July 24. Individuals originally selected for talks should assume they will still be speaking, but we may select additional talks based on the number of invited and selected speakers who cannot reconfirm.

This conference may be supported in part by funds provided by: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.


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

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.