Network Biology
March 19 - 23, 2019
Abstract Deadline: January 28, 2019

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Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, University of Pittsburgh
Pascal Falter-Braun, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich & Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany
Ben Lehner, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Michael Springer, Harvard Medical School

We are pleased to announce the sixth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Network Biology. The meeting will begin on the evening of Tuesday, March 19, 2019, and end after lunch on Saturday, March 23. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. 

The meeting covers a wide topical range focused on understanding the role of molecular networks for biological phenomena. It is intended to foster a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and approaches among experimental and computational scientists for using network science to understand diseases and phenotypes in animals and plants. The topic of "Women in Network Science" will be discussed by a panel of scientists at different career stages with complementary expertise on the topic. "Meet-the-Professor" lunches provide additional opportunities for students to get advice from and discuss with established scientists. A number of internationally renowned leaders in the field will share their latest results, while the majority of oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Keynote Lecturers:

Trey Ideker, UC San Diego
Frederick Roth, University of Toronto

Topics and Discussion Leaders:

Regulatory Networks
Andrea Califano, Columbia University
Gloria Coruzzi,
New York University

Protein Networks
Patrick Aloy, Institute of Research in Biomedicine, Spain
Michael Calderwood, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Lars Juhl Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Haiyuan Yu, Cornell University

Networks of Translation
Pedro Beltrao, EMBL-EBI, UK
Daniel Jarosz, Stanford University

Microbiome Networks
Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard University
Tami Lieberman, MIT

Network Evolution
Christian Landry, University of Laval, Canada
Joseph Thornton, University of Chicago
Patricia Wittkopp, University of Michigan

Synthetic Network Engineering
Ahmad S. Khalil, Boston University

Networks in Differentiation
Suzanne Gaudet, Harvard University
Mary Teruel, Stanford University

Computational Methods for Network Biology
Justin Kinney, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota
Amitabh Sharma, Harvard University

Multi-Scale Networks
Natasa Przulj, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ICREA

Signaling Networks
Michael Lee, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Panel Discussion: Women in Network Science (Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield, Chair)
Lakshmi Devi, Icahn School of Medicine
Harvey Lodish, MIT
Zeba Wunderlich, UC Irvine

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts 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 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. Please apply in writing via email to Catie Carr and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Partial support for this meeting provided by The National Human Genome Research Institute.

Social Media:

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Academic Package: $1515
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1260
Corporate Package: $1950
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $1025
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1310

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