Meetings & Courses

DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability and Diseases

Suzhou, China 
September 6-10, 2021  

Abstract Deadline: June 25, 2021

Organized by:

Judith Campbell, California Institute of Technology, USA

Daochun Kong, Peking University, China

Binghui Shen, City of Hope, USA

Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute, UK


We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability and Diseases 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 September 6, and will conclude after lunch on Friday.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in ubiquitin family. 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. Chromosomal DNA replication, replication fork stability
2. DNA repairs (excision repairs, dsDNA break repairs, DNA recombination)
3. DNA damage response
4. Epigenetic regulation, histone remodeling, genome structure
5. Chromosomal segregation
6. Human diseases

Keynote Speakers:
Wei Yang , National Institutes of Health , USA
Stephen West , The Francis Crick Institute, UNITED KINGDOM

Invited Speakers:
Hiroyuki Araki , National Institute of Genetics , JAPAN
Michael Botchan , University of California, Berkeley , USA
Keith Caldecott , University of Sussex , UNITED KINGDOM
Judith Campbell , Caltech , USA
Anthony Carr , University of Sussex , UNITED KINGDOM
Junjie Chen , The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , USA
David Cortez , Vanderbilt University School of Medicine ,USA
Marco Foiani , IFOM - The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology , ITALY
Daochun Kong , Peking University , China
Stephen Kowalczykowski , University of California, Davis , USA
Thomas Kunkel , NIEHS. NIH , USA
Guo-Min Li , University of Southern California , USA
David Lilley , University of Dundee , UNITED KINGDOM
Nancy Maizels , University of Washington , USA
Ketan Patel , University of Cambridge , UNITED KINGDOM
John Petrini , Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center , USA
Binghui Shen , Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope , USA
Patrick Sung , Yale University School of Medicine , USA
Zhaoqi Wang , Leibniz Institute for Age Research , GERMANY
Akira Yasui , Tohoku University, JAPAN
Xiaochun Yu , City of Hope , USA
Lee Zou , MGH Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School , USA

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 September, 2016.

Package Content:

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Payment Deadline:

August 9, 2021

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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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