Meetings & Courses

Cilia & Centrosomes

Suzhou, China
October 14-18, 2019

Abstract deadline:August 23, 2019 
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Organized by:

Meng-Fu Bryan Tsou, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Fanni Gergely, University of Cambridge, UK

Hiroshi Hamada, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan

Gert Jansen, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Guangshuo Ou, Tsinghua University, China

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cilia & Centrosomes 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 October 14, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 18, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Cilia & Centrosomes. 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. Evolution of cilia and centrosomes
2. Cilia and centrosome biogenesis
3. Biophysics of cilia and centrosomes
4. Cilia and centrosomes in development
5. Sensory functions of cilia
6. Cilia and centrosomes in motility
7. Cilia and centrosome structure
8. Cilia and centrosome diseases

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Jeremy Reiter, University of California San Francisco, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Renata Basto, Institute Curie, FRANCE
Abstract title:Centrosome amplification favours survival and re-sponse to chemotherapy in ovarian cancer
Tamara Caspary, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Arl13b regulates Sonic Hedgehog signaling from outside primary cilia
Jessica Feldman, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title:Patterning the microtubule cytoskeleton during development
Elif Firat-Karalar, Koc University, TURKEY
Abstract title:Centriolar satellites are required for the assembly and functions of the centrosome/cilium complex
Fanni Gergely, University of Cambridge, UK
Abstract title:Mitotic and non-mitotic roles of centrosomes during development
Hiroshi Hamada, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, JAPAN
Abstract title:Sensing the fluid low by immotile cilia for left-right symmetry breaking in the mouse embryo
Kaiyao Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:A conserved radial spoke stalk component, CYB5D1, is a redoxsensitive heme-binding protein and essential for synchronous beating of motile cilia
Gert Jansen, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Abstract title:Formation of a salt-sensing compartment at the tip of cilia
Jadranka Loncarek, NIH/NCI, USA
Abstract title:From procentriole to centrosome in one cell cycle
Jens Lüders, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, SPAIN
Abstract title:Centrosomal and non-centrosomal roles of augmin
Maxence Nachury, University of California San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:The molecular architecture of the BBSome and its implications for transition zone crossing
Zeynep Ökten, Technical University Munich, GERMANY
Abstract title:Assembly of a minimal IFT-motor complex
Guangshuo Ou, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:RNA editing and ciliogenesis
Junmin Pan, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Chlamydomonas IFT54 interacts with IFT motors to control ciliogenesis
Lotte Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK
Abstract title:Angiomotin isoform 2 (Ap80) interacts with KIF13B and regulates endocytosis at the base of primary cilia to control ciliary length, membrane composition and signaling
Laurence Pelletier, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, MSH, CANADA
Abstract title:Using proximity mapping to uncover atypical centrosome functions
Erwin Peterman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Abstract title:Single-molecule tracking of transmembrane proteins in the chemosensory cilia of C. elegans
Kunsoo Rhee, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Structural analysis of rootletin, a linker protein for centrioles and cilia
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University, USA
Abstract title:Shaping Sensory Signaling
Nathalie Spassky, IBENS, FRANCE
Abstract title:Mechanisms of fate decision in glial progenitor cells
Tang Tang, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN
Abstract title:Elucidating the role of human microcephaly proteins in centriole duplication, cilia formation, and brain development
Meng-Fu Bryan Tsou, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Chengtian Zhao, Ocean University of China, CHINA
Abstract title:Idiopathic-like scoliosis is a common phenotype in zebrafish due to ciliary abnormalities

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 October, 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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