Meetings & Courses

Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription

Suzhou, China  

September 13-17, 2021   

Abstract deadline: July 2, 2021


Organized by:

Genevieve Almouzni, Curie Institute

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University

Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School

 Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription 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 13, and will conclude after lunch on September 17, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Epigenetics. 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. Chromatin assembly & structure
2. Dosage compensation & non-coding RNAs
3. Chromatin modifications
4. Chromatin architecture
5. Epigenetics, development & disease

Keynote Speakers:
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Meyer, HHMI / U. C. Berkeley
Azim Surani, University of Cambridge

Invited Speakers:
Genevieve Almouzni, Institut Curie
Timothy Bestor, Columbia University
Neil Brockdorff, University of Oxford
Xiaofeng Cao, Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology
Giacomo Cavalli, Institute of Human Genetics
Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Xiaodong Cheng, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Wouter De Laat, Hubrecht Institute-KNAW and University Medical Center Utrecht
Ines Drinnenberg, Institute Curie
Shaorong Gao, Tongji University
Or Gozani, Stanford School of Medicine
Anja Groth, University of Copenhagen
Nada Jabado, McGill University
Cigall Kadoch, Harvard Medical School
Hitoshi Kurumizaka, The University of Tokyo
Gaëlle Legube, Université de Toulouse, UT3
Guohong Li, Institute of Biophysics, CAS
Bing Ren, University of California San Diego
Noriko Saitoh, Kumamoto University
Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University
Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School
Yoichi Shinkai, RIKEN
Jane Skok, New York University School of Medicine
Fuchou Tang, Peking University
Johnathan Whetstine, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Chao-ting Wu, Harvard University
Yi Zhang, HHMI, Harvard Medical School / Boston Children's Hospital
Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

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, 2021.

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August 16, 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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