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Computational Biology
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
September 27 - October 1, 2010
Abstract Deadline: July 30, 2010


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Arranged by:
Martin Vingron,Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Satoru Miyano,University of Tokyo, Japan
Michael Q. Zhang,UT Dallas / CSHL, Tsinghua University

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Computational Biology which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China. The conference will begin at 7.30pm on the evening of Monday September 27th, and will conclude after lunch on Friday, October 1st, 2010.

This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series,  a program now in its 75th year. The conference will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions covering the latest findings across many topics in computational biology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

*Nextgen Sequencing and Microarray Bioinformatics
* Protein Gene Expression and Regulation
*RNA Gene Expression and Regulation
*SNP/CNV, Genome Variation, WGAS
*Systems Biology &Biological Networks -Omics (genomics/epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics)
*Stem Cells / iPSs, Development
*Disease and Cancer
*Evolution, Phylogeny, Comparative Genomics

Keynote Speakers:

Richard Durbin, Sanger Centre, UK
Minoru Kanehisa, Kyoto University, Japan
Gary Stormo, Washington University, USA

Invited speakers:
Peer Bork, EMBL, Germany
Chris Burge, MIT, USA
Runsheng Chen, Center For Computational & Systems Biology, Institute Of Biophysics, CAS, China
Mikhail Gelfand, HHMI, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences
Roderic Guigo, Centre de Regulacio Genomica/Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Winston Hide, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Tim Hughes, Toronto University, Canada
Sang Yup Lee, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, Korea
Jin Li, Fudan University, China

Satoru Miyano, Tokyo University, Japan
Mark Ragan, University of Queensland, Australia

Nikolaus Rajewsky, The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany
Aviv Regev, Broad Institute, USA
Pak Sham, Department of Psychiatry, HKU
Ron Shamir, The Blavatnik School of Computer Science,Tel Aviv, University, Isreal
Eric Siggia, Rockefeller University, USA
Lincoln Stein, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Esko Ukkonen, Computer Science: University of Helsinki, Finland
Martin Vingron, MPI, Germany
Limsoon Wong, National University, Singapore
Michael Zhang, CSHL, USA

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts 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 people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in September/October.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:


Regular Pricing
Academic With Housing Package CNY 7,500 / USD 1,100
Academic No Housing Package CNY 5,500 / USD 800
Corporate With Housing Package CNY 8,880 / USD 1,300
Corporate No Housing Package CNY 6,880 / USD 1000

Student With Housing Package*CNY 5,000 / USD 735
Student No Housing Package
CNY 4,000 / USD 585
Student Registration Only Package CNY 3,000 / USD 440

Media Pricing
Media With Housing Package CNY 5,500 / USD 800
Media No Housing Package CNY 3,500 / USD 515

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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing.Graduate students will be housed double occupancy. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Student Registration Only Package includes registration and coffee breaks only. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.     




Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China



Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028