Meetings & Courses

Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing

Suzhou, CHINA 
October 19-23, 2020
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Abstract deadline: August 7, 2020

Organized by:

Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, USA

Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Alexander Stark, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, AUSTRIA

Wei Xie, Tsinghua University, CHINA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing 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 19, and will conclude after lunch on October 23, 2020.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in system 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. Gene Regulation
2. Genome Engineering
3. Single-cell Genomics
4. Synthetic Biology
5. Functional Genomics
6. Higher Order Chromatin Organization
7. High Throughput Biology
8. Transcriptome/Epigenome Analysis
9. Big Data & Computational Biology

Keynote Speakers:
Eileen Furlong, EMBL
Steve Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Invited Speakers:
Stein Aerts, VIB - KULeuven
Lu Bai, Penn State University
Laura Banaszynski, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Luisa Cochella, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
Raluca Gordan, Duke University
John Lis, Cornell University
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Geeta Narlikar, UCSF
Huck-Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore
Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Bing Ren, University of California San Diego
Rickard Sandberg, Karolinska Institutet
Dirk Schübeler, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Alexander Stark, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Jussi Taipale, University of Cambridge
Axel Visel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ting Wang, Washington University
Zhiping Weng, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wei Xie, Tsinghua University
Richard Young, Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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 October, 2020.

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September 21, 2020

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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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