Event Date/Time: Aug 27, 2008 End Date/Time: Aug 31, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 18, 2008
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August 27 - 31, 2008
Abstract Deadline: June 18, 2008

Anne-Claude Gavin, EMBL, Germany
Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego, USA
Marc Vidal, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard, USA
Marian Walhout, University of Massachussetts Medical School, USA

We are pleased to announce the 2008 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/ Wellcome Trust conference on Network Biology. Building upon the strength of the previous annual CSHL/WT meetings on interactome networks held in Hinxton, UK (2005, 2006 and 2007) and the ORFeome meeting held in Boston, MA, USA (2000 through 2007), this conference will address the mapping and modeling of molecular interactions and networks in the cell. The 2008 conference will again be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. The meeting will begin in the afternoon (3 pm) of Wednesday August 27, 2008, and end with a banquet on Saturday evening, with departure on Sunday morning August 31.

The cell is a highly organized system of interacting macromolecules and metabolites. Network Biology attempts to understand biology from the point-of-view of the global and local systems properties of molecular networks. The conference will address the structure, function and dynamics of a variety of cellular networks such as genetic, transcriptional, post-transcriptional, protein-protein interaction, signaling, and metabolic networks. A central theme of the meeting is to understand how network properties relate to phenotypes, including human disease. We aim to bring together senior and junior investigators, postdoctoral and (post)graduate researchers in a range of cutting-edge disciplines, including high-throughput interaction measurements, mass spectrometry, informatics, modeling, imaging and human genetics, to share existing research and experience. As is usual for regular CSHL meetings, the majority of short talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts.

Topics include:
Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Networks
Signaling and Machinery Networks
Metabolic Networks
From Network to Protein Properties
Genetic Networks
Network Medicine

Keynote Speakers:
Tony Pawson, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Canada

Speakers include:
Reka Albert, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto, Canada
Nitin Baliga, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
Albert-László Barabási, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Soren Brunak, Technical University of Denmark
Dolores Cahill, University College Dublin, Ireland
Eileen Furlong, EMBL, Germany
Guri GiaEver, University of Toronto, CA
Vishy Iyer, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Wendell Lim, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Ben Luisi, MRC, UK
Bernard Palsson, University of California, San Diego, USA
Fabio Piano, New York University, USA
Eric Schadt, Rosetta Inpharmatics, Seattle, USA
Sarah Teichmann, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Hans Westerhoff, Vrije University, The Netherlands

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. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. All registrations and abstracts MUST be submitted by the abstract deadline, June 18, 2008. Late registration 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. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We look forward to seeing you at Hinxton in August.


Academic Package Single Occupancy* GBP700
Academic Package Double Occupancy* GBP625
Graduate/PhD Student Package Double Occupancy* GBP565
Corporate Package Single Occupancy* GBP900
Academic/Student No-Housing Package GBP450
Corporate No-Housing Package GBP590
Double Occupancy = 2 Separate Beds

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting. Where applicable, payments will be processed using the daily exchange rate.

Both single and double occupancy accomodation is available at Hinxton on a first-come-first-served basis. Once accomodations are full, delegates will be advised to make their own housing arrangements. The conference center will provide coaches for departure to airports and Central Cambridge only.

Joint Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory/
Wellcome Trust Conference

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Meetings & Courses Program
PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
Fax: (516) 367-8845



Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
United Kingdom

Additional Information

A joint Wellcome Trust/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Registration will remain open if spaces are available.