Meetings & Courses

Stem cell, Aging and Rejuvenation

Suzhou, CHINA  
September 23-27, 2019    

Abstract deadline: August 2, 2019

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Organized by:

Seung-Jae V. Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KOREA

Hao Li, University of California, San Francisco, USA

John Sedivy, Brown University, USA

Zhou Songyang, Sun Yat-Sen University, CHINA /Baylor College of medicine, USA

Yousin Suh,  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Stem cell, Aging and Rejuvenation which will be held in Suzhou, CHINA , located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday September 23, and will conclude after lunch on Friday September 27, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Stem cell, Aging and Rejuvenation. 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.

Major Topics:
1. Geroscience
2. Stem cells
3. Immunosenescence
4. The Aging-disease relationship

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Brian Kennedy, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
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Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):

Peter Adams, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Abstract title:Mitochondria-to-nucleus retrograde signalling drives formation of cytoplasmic chromatin and inflammation in senescence
Darren Baker, Mayo Clinic, USA
Abstract title:Implicating senescent cells to degenerative pathologies
Katrin Chua, Stanford University Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:Chromatin regulation and genome maintenance by mammalian sirtuins SIRT6 and SIRT7
Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Selective autophagy a possible novel target for rejuvenation
Shaorong Gao, Tongji University, CHINA
Abstract title:Epigenetic regulation in early embryo development and somatic cell reprogramming
Jingdong Han, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), CHINA
Abstract title:Heterogeneity of aging in human populations
Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Abstract title:Cellular recycling: role of autophagy in aging and disease
Eiji Hara, Osaka University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Cellular senescence and cancer—A gut microbial connection
James Kirkland, Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, USA
Abstract title:Aging, age-related diseases, progenitor dysfunction, and senolytics
Seung-Jae Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KOREA
Abstract title:Regulation of immunosenescence and healthspan by insulin/IGF-1 signaling in C. elegans
Hao Li, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:New technologies for single-cell aging study and anti-aging drug screening
Guanghui Liu, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:Using stem cell and gene editing techniques to study and treat aging-associated disorders
Alexey Moskalev, Institute of Biology, Komi Science Center of RAS, RUSSIA
Abstract title:Effects of pharmacological inhibition of aging-associated pathwaysof Drosophila lifespan
Coleen Murphy, Princeton University, USA
Abstract title:Using C. elegans to tackle cognitive and neuronal aging
Hong Gil Nam, Institute for Basic Science(IBS)/DGIST, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:miRNA-mediated regulation of aging in plants and animals
Laura Niedernhofer, University of Minnesota, USA
Abstract title:Identifying senescent cell types that drive aging
John Sedivy, Brown University, USA
Abstract title:Somatic retrotransposition in cellular senescence and aging
Zhou Songyang, Baylor College of Medcine and Sun Yat-Sen University, USA/CHINA
Abstract title:Mechanisms of self-renewal and differentiation in embryonic stem cells
Yousin Suh, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Targeting healthspan—Functional genetic variation in human aging and longevity
Saul Villeda, UC San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Mechanisms of brain aging and rejuvenation
Amy Wagers, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Intrinsic and extrinsic signals regulating stem cell aging
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Signaling link between lysosomal metabolism and nuclear transcription promotes proteostasis and longevity
Zhongjun Zhou, The University of Hongkong, HONG KONG
Abstract title:SIRT6 deacetylase in stem cell maintenance and aging

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts 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. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in September, 2019.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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