Meetings & Courses

Novel Insights into Glia Function & Dysfunction

Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN
December 1 - December 4, 2020

Abstract deadline: September 18, 2020 

Organized by:

Toshihide Yamashita,  Osaka University

Shumin Duan, Zhejiang University

Helmut Kettenmann, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine

Bruce Ransom, University of Washington

Mami Noda, Kyushu Unviersity


We are pleased to announce the the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Novel Insights into Glia Function & Dysfunction which will be held in Awaji, JAPAN, close to Kobe.

The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Tuesday December 1, and will conclude after lunch on December 4, 2020. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Integrative Epigenetics in Plants. 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.

Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in
 Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.

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We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 Awaji in December, 2020.

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November 2, 2020

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.

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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