Meetings & Courses

Mitochondria and Metabolism in Health and Disease

Suzhou, China 
November 11-15, 2019 
Abstract deadline:September 20, 2019

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Organized by:

Paolo Bernardi, University of Padova, Italy

Nika Danial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA

Naotada Ishihara,Osaka University, Japan

Xiaodong Wang, National Institute for Biological Sciences, China

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Mitochondria and Metabolism in Health and Disease 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 November 11, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 15, 2019. 

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Mitochondria and Metabolism. 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.Mitochondrial biogenesis
2.Structure of energy-conserving complexes
3.Mitochondria and metabolism
4.Mitochondria in calcium signaling
5.Mitochondrial dynamics
6.Mechanistic basis of mitochondrial diseases
7.Mitochondrial protein homeostasis and quality control
8.Mitophagy and inflammation
9.Regulation of mitochondrial gene expression
10.Mitochondrial stress response and aging
11.Mitochondrial channels
12.Mitochondria in cell death and cancer

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Gyorgy Hajnoczky, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Aleksandra Trifunovic, University of Cologne, GERMANY

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Shin-ichi Arimura, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Kivanc Birsoy, The Rockefeller University, USA
Paolo Bernardi, University of Padova, ITALY
Agnieszka Chacinska, University of Warsaw, POLAND
Quan Chen, Nankai University & Institute of Zoology, CHINA
Heping Cheng, Peking University, CHINA
Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Nika Danial, Dana-farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA
Atan Gross, The Weizmann Institute of Science, ISRAEL
Jin Han, Inje University, KOREA
Naotada Ishihara, Osaka University, JAPAN
Kaori Ishikawa , University of TSUKUBA, JAPAN
Hui Jiang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, CHINA
In-Kyu Lee, Kyungpook National University, SOUTH KOREA
Judy Lieberman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Ying Liu, Peking University, CHINA
Hiroyuki Noji, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Koji Okamoto, Osaka University, JAPAN
Luca Scorrano, University of Padova, ITALY
Orian Shirihai, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, USA
Ildiko Szabo, University of Padova, ITALY
Ye Tian, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Maojun Yang, Tsinghua University, CHINA

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 November, 2019.

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October 14, 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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