Probabilistic Modeling in Genomics
March 8 - 11, 2023
Abstract Deadline: January 13, 2023


Carolin Kosiol, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Molly Przeworski, Columbia University
Adam Siepel, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

We are pleased to announce the fourth Cold Spring Harbor conference on Probabilistic Modeling in Genomics (part of the international series now meeting for the eighth time) which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin with dinner and an evening session on Wednesday, March 8, and conclude with lunch on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Confirmed Keynotes:
Richard Durbin, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Kathryn Roeder, Carnegie Mellon University

Topics & Chairs:

Quantitative Genetics and Association Mapping
Guy Sella,
Columbia University
Kelly Swarts, Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria

Machine Learning in Genomics
Elham Azizi,
Columbia University
David Kelley, Calico Life Sciences

Population and Statistical Genetics
Shamil Sunyaev,
Harvard University
Anjali Hinch, University of Oxford, England

Demographic Inference
Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas,
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Asger Holbolth, Aarhus University, Denmark

Systems Biology
Tami Lieberman,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Simon Myers, University of Oxford, England

Phylogenetics and Phylodynamics
Brandon Ogbunu,
Yale University
Tracy Heath, Iowa State University

Abstracts are welcome for consideration as poster and platform presentations and should contain new and unpublished material. Status of abstracts (talk versus poster) 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 scientists as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We will be applying for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Please apply in writing to Samantha Mastronardi stating your need for financial support. Preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in March.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #probgen23. 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.

This conference may be supported in part by: TBA

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 Samantha Mastronardi.

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 Samantha Mastronardi 

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 March 2)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $380
Late Student Virtual Package: $265
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $515

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.