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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a leading international center for research and education. As part of its mission, each year CSHL organizes 25 scientific conferences, 20 Banbury Center meetings and 30 advanced technical science courses, with organizers, instructors and participants from all over the world.

COVID-19: We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves, following CDC guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of our participants and staff. Participants from CDC Warning Level 3 countries (currently China and South Korea) are being advised to cancel their participation at upcoming meetings unless they can demonstrate having departed the area at least two weeks prior to their visit to CSHL. Full advisory 

Alert If you receive a phone call about booking a hotel room for a CSHL meeting or course, this is a company posing as a CSHL approved vendor and is a scam. Please do not give anyone your personal information or payment information if you receive one of these phone calls.

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2019 Nobel Laureate William Kaelin being interviewed by Jan Witkowski at the 2016 CSHL Symposium on Quantitative Biology - Targeting Cancer.

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View the 2020 poster showcasing our current selection of meetings and courses.

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View a detailed, interative look at our demographics over the past 10 years broken down by continent. (last updated 2/25/20)

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Program

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences is our sister program based in Suzhou, China. Symposia, conferences and summer schools follow the Cold Spring Harbor tradition in showcasing merit-based scientific advances in an informal but intense atmosphere. As of January 2020, CSHA has postponed all events planned through early June because of the coronavirus [COVID-19] outbreak.

Thanks to major federal, foundation and corporate support of our programs, we provided stipends to more than 900 graduate students and postdocs attending meetings and courses at Cold Spring Harbor in 2019.