Meetings & Courses

Human Development - from Embryos to Stem Cell Models, AWAJI,JAPAN

Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN

November 1-5, 2021
Abstract deadline: September 17, 2021

Organized by:

Guojun Sheng, Kumamoto University
Cantas Alev,
 Kyoto University
Hongkui Deng, 
Peking University

Alfonso Martinez-Arias, Cambridge University
Janet Rossant, 
The Hospital for Sick Children\University of Toronto

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on “Human Development - from embryos to stem cell models” which will be held in Awaji, Japan, located approximately 60 km west of Osaka city. The conference will begin in the evening of Monday November 1, 2021, and will conclude in the early afternoon of November 5, 2021.


There will be seven oral sessions and one poster session covering recent findings in research related to human development. About twenty oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Posters will be up for viewing and discussion throughout the conference. Social events will be organized to promote informal interactions among conference participants.


Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center is a beautiful, rural island situated in Japan’s Seto inland sea, connecting the Honshu and Shikoku islands. The Yumebutai International Conference Center was designed by architect Tadao Ando and is located in the northeastern part of the island.

Major Topics:
1. Human development from perspective of comparative embryology
2. Pre- and peri-implantation stage human development
3. Primate models of human development
4. In vitro 3D reconstitution of human tissues and organs
5. In vitro 3D models of human diseases
6. Novel tools for in vitro reconstitution and analysis of human development

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Invited Speakers:

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 in Awaji in November, 2021

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September 30, 2021

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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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