At the cutting edge of molecular biology: 25 years of Genes & Development

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s first and flagship journal, Genes & Development, marks its 25th Anniversary this year. In celebration of this anniversary, the Genetics Society of Great Britain, one of the founders along with CSHL, held its annual autumn meeting in honor of the journal. The two-day meeting titled ‘At the Cutting Edge of Molecular Biology: 25 Years of Genes & Development’ was held on November 7th and 8th 2012 at the Royal Society (London). The meeting brought together distinguished scientists from across the biological sciences, focusing on issues such as chromatin, epigenetics, gene regulation, replication, checkpoints and DNA repair, RNA function and control, development, stem cells and diseases such as cancer, representing the broad scope of science covered by the journal. Most of the speakers were past or present Editorial Board members, and the sessions were chaired by past and present Editors of Genes & Development. The meeting provided a stimulating two days of high-quality science.

Autumn-meeting-2012 (click to enlarge)
Hans Clevers
Sharon Dent
Steve Elledge
Elaine Fuchs
Susan Gottesman
Nick Hastie
Elisa Izaurralde
Steve Jackson
Narry Kim
Rich Losick
Jim Manley
Steve Smale
Joan Steitz
Bruce Stillman
Eileen White
Jerry Workman
Ken Zaret

Terri Grodzicker
Rudi Grosschedl
Winship Herr
Davor Solter

Scientific Organizers:
Anne Ferguson-Smith
Terri Grodzicker
Nick Hastie

Steve West, the 2012 Genetics Society Medal Recipient

About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 360 scientists strong and its Meetings & Courses program hosts more than 12,500 scientists from around the world each year to its Long Island campus and its China center. Tens of thousands more benefit from the research, reviews, and ideas published in journals and books distributed internationally by CSHL Press. The Laboratory's education arm also includes a graduate school and programs for undergraduates as well as middle and high school students and teachers. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution on the north shore of Long Island. For more information, visit