Meetings & Courses

Synthetic Biology

Suzhou, China
October 21-25, 2019

Abstract deadline: August 30, 2019 

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Organized by:

Junbiao Dai, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, CHINA

Jay Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Akihiko Kondo, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JAPAN

Beatrix Suess, Technische Universität Darmstadt, GERMANY

We are pleased to announce
 the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Synthetic Biology 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 21, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 25, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics Synthetic 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. Prokaryotic Genome Engineering
2. Genome Engineering of Eukaryotic Systems
3. Designing Cellular Circuits
4. Metabolic Engineering for Chemicals, Fuels and Materials
5. Emerging tools of Synthetic Biology

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Jef D. Boeke, New York University Langone Medical Center, USA
George Church, Harvard Medical School, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Yasunori Aizawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN
Yizhi Cai, University of Manchester, UK
James Carothers, University of Washington, USA
John Chaput, University of California, Irvine, USA
Guo-Qiang Chen, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Byung Kwan Cho, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), KOREA
Lei Dai, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, CHINA
Junbiao Dai, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, CHINA
Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge, UK
InYoung Hwang, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Roman Jerala, National Institute of Chemistry, SLOVENIA
Jay Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Chenli Liu, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology,CAS, CHINA
Julius Lucks, Northwestern University, USA
Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Zhongjun Qin, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology , CAS, CHINA
Hirohide Saito, Kyoto university, JAPAN
Zengyi Shao, Iowa State University, USA
Friedrich Simmel, Technical University Munich, GERMANY
Beatrix Suess, Technische Universität Darmstadt, GERMANY
Eriko Takano, University of Manchester, UK
Jiangyun Wang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
XianEn Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Chao Zhong, ShanghaiTech 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 October, 2019.

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September 23, 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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