Meetings & Courses

Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

Suzhou, China 
October 28-November 1, 2019   

Abstract deadline: September 6, 2019

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Conference Agenda


Organized by:

Minoru Yoshida, RIKEN and The University of Tokyo, JAPAN

Haian Fu, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

Yan-Mei Li, Tsinghua University, China

Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland(HIPS), Germany 



We are pleased to announce
 the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery 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 28, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 1, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Chemical 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.

Major Topics:
1. Chemical probes
2. Imaging
3. Natural products
4. Biosynthesis and engineering
5. Target identification
6. Chemical communication and ecology
7. Chemical epigenetics
8. Translational chemical biology and Drug discovery

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), GERMANY
Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Cheryl Arrowsmith, University of Toronto, CANADA
Christine Beemelmanns , Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, GERMANY
Young-Tae Chang, Chemistry, POSTECH, KOREA
Peng Chen, Peking University, CHINA
Ben Davis, University of Oxford, UK
Haian Fu, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Zijian Guo, Nanjing University, CHINA
Masatoshi Hagiwara, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Itaru Hamachi, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Jennifer Heemstra, Emory University, USA
Tarun Kapoor, The Rockefeller University, USA
Yan-Mei Li, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Wen Liu, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, CHINA
Hiroyuki Osada, Chemical Biology Research Group, RIKEN, JAPAN
Seung Bum Park, Seoul National University, KOREA
Jianhua Qi, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University, USA
Yi Tang, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Motonari Uesugi, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Yasuteru Urano, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Wilfred Van der Donk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Minoru Yoshida, RIKEN and The University of Tokyo, JAPAN

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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September 30, 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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