Plant Genomes, Systems Biology & Engineering
November 29 - December 2, 2023
Abstract Deadline: October 6, 2023


Julia Bailey-Serres, University of California, Riverside
Elizabeth Sattely,
Stanford University/HHMI
Cyril Zipfel,
University of Zurich and The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

We are pleased to announce the thirteenth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting, Plant Genomes Systems Biology & Engineering, which will begin on the evening of Wednesday, November 29, 2023, and end after lunch on Saturday, December 2. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. The selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs.

Keynote Speakers:
Sarah O'Connor, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Giles Oldroyd, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Discussion Leaders:
Becky Bart, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Siobhan Brady, University of California, Davis
Sean Cutler, University of California, Riverside
Caixia Gao
, Institute of Genomics and Development Biology, China
Maria Harrison, Cornell University
Carol Huang, New York University
Joanne Hunt, Pairwise
Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory, United Kingdom
Satoshi Kidokoro, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Zachary Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Charles Melnyk, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre, United Kingdom
Hatem Rouached, Michigan State University
Fabrice Roux, Laboratory of Plant Microbe Interactions
Jack Wang, North Carolina State University
Dolf Weijers
, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

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 website 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 the government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Kelley McGrath and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlplant. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

Sponsors: Corteva Agriscience, Inari Agriculture, Pairwise

Corteva        Inari         Pairwise


In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1355
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1275
Academic Shared Room Package: $1170
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $890
Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1080
Student Package/No Housing Package: $800
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1755
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1290
*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please inquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus
Room package reservations close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in-person.

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 Kelley McGrath

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. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Kelley McGrath

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package $280
Grad Student Virtual Package: $165
Corporate Virtual Package: $415

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on November 24)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $380
Late Student Virtual Package: $265
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $515