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Mechanisms and Functions of Non-apoptotic Cell Death

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
April 15-19, 2013
Exceptional Extension for Abstract Submission: February 28, 2013

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Organized by:
Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School, USA
Jiahuai Han,
Xiamen University, China
Masayuki Miura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Peter Vandenabeele, Ghent University, VIB, Belgium

Cold Spring Harbor Asia (CSHA) is the Asia-Pacific subsidiary of New York based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Inaugurated in 2010, CSHA is dedicated to promote international scientific exchange in the Asia-Pacific Rim by offering scientific conferences and advanced training courses with highest quality.

CSHA is pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia-Mechanisms and Functions of Non-apoptotic Cell Death, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center (CSHA’s exclusive venue) in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai.

The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday April 15, and will conclude after the lunch on Friday April 19, 2013.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. As a tradition of CSHL, ample social events throughout the conference will be provided in order to facilitating the cross-pollination of scientific ideas.

On the afternoon of April 16, before the poster session (1:30pm to 2:30pm), Dr. Anke Sparmann from The EMBO Journal will host a workshop on “EMBO's transparent editorial process, publication ethics, and how to get a paper published in a high level journal”. Anyone who’s interested in this topic is welcomed to attend the workshop.

Workshop Details

GSK Travel Award:

We’d like to draw your attention to the very generous support we have had from GSK for this meeting. We have been provided with 50 travel awards up to $500 for this meeting’s registered participants that will cover the expenses of the conference, room and board. Awards will be selected by the committee based on the scientific merit of abstracts. After submitting their abstracts through CSH Asia's on-line system, applicants should indicate their interest by sending an e-mail to Xi Shen ( by Thursday February 28, 2013. Confirmation of interest will be confirmed by e-mail. We will try to let you know the selection results as soon as possible through this webpage and email. Thank you!

Major Topics:
1. Signal transduction of necroptosis
2. Pathological roles of necroptosis
3. Chemical probes of non-apoptotic cell death
4. Non-apoptotic cell death and host defense responses
5. Multiple types of non-apoptotic cell death
6. Cell death in development and diseases
7. Inflammation and cell death
8. Non-apoptotic cell death in different organisms

Keynote Speakers:
Shigekazu Nagata, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Abstract title:Apoptosis, exposure of phosphatidylserine, and engulfment of apoptotic cells

Invited Speakers:
Avi Ashkenazi
, Genentech, Inc., USA
Abstract title:TRAF2 sets a shutoff timer for death receptor mediated activation of caspase-8
Eric Baehrecke, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Identification of novel regulators of non-apoptotic cell death
Alexei Degterev, Tufts University, USA
Abstract title:RIP1-kinase signaling during necroptosis and its inhibition by necrostatins.
Douglas Green, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Abstract title:Dead on Arrival: How caspases promote and prevent cell death
William Kaiser, Emory University, USA
Abstract title:Non-redundant roles of RIP1 and RIP3 in homeostasis and host defense
Sharad Kumar, Centre for Cancer Biology, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:Autophagy-Dependent Developmental Cell Death
Masayuki Miura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Abstract title:Live FRET imaging of apoptotic and inflammatory caspase activation during cell death
Zheng-Hong Qin, Soochow University School of Pharmaceutical Science, CHINA
Abstract title:DRAM1 regulates autophagy flux and Bid-mediated cell death via lysosomes
Shai Shaham, The Rockefeller University, USA
Abstract title:A new C. elegans cell death pathway: implications for neurodegeneration and cancer
Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Structural Basis of RIP1 Inhibition by Necrostatins
Shigeomi Shimizu, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Biological Roles of Autophagic Cell Death
Brent Stockwell, HHMI/Columbia University, USA
Abstract title:Ferroptosis: An Iron-Dependent Form of Non-Apoptotic Cell Death
Nektarios Tavernarakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
Abstract title:Necrosis in heat stroke: The protective role of the heat shock response
Adrian Ting, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Caspase 8 cleaves CYLD to inhibit necroptosis

Henning Walczak, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Abstract title:Linear ubiquitin as a regulator of different cell death modalities and inflammation
David Wallach, Weizmann Institute of Science, ISRAEL
Abstract title:Caspase-8 and the search for ‘death-specific’ proteins
Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:TBA
Hao Wu, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:The Functional Amyloid Complex of RIP1 and RIP3 in Programmed Necrosis
Sandra Zinkel, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Bid maintains hematopoietic homeostasis through control of programmed necrosis

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 $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit .

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in April.


Package Content:

Package Type Early
Payment Deadline: Payment Deadline: Payment Deadline:
Feb 15,2013  March 18, 2013 Before Arrival 
*CSHA Endowed Student ¥1,530 $250 ¥1,700 $275 ¥1,870 $300
Includes meeting pass only (special offer)
Student No Housing ¥3,750 $605 ¥4,000 $645 ¥4,250 $685
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
¥4,750 $765 ¥5,000 $805 ¥5,250 $845
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Share Room for 4 nights.
Academic No Housing ¥5,100 $825 ¥5,500 $890 ¥5,900 $955
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
¥7,100 $1,145 ¥7,500 $1,210 ¥7,900 $1,275
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Media No Housing ¥3,300 $535 ¥3,500 $570 ¥3,700 $605
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
¥5,300 $855 ¥5,500 $890 ¥5,700 $925
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Corporate No Housing ¥6,340 $1,025 ¥6,880 $1,115 ¥7,420 $1,205
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
¥8,340 $1,345 ¥8,880 $1,435 ¥9,420 $1,525
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Remark:  Lunch, Supper, Tea Break & Social Activities (¥1,500 or $250); Room Rate(Single) :(¥2,000 or $320) & (Shared): (¥1,000 or $160), Breakfast is included in the Room Rate. The Package Price is based on the RMB price, price in USD is according to the exchange rate fluctuations.

Please kindly note:

1. The early & normal 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 full 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.

2. For Student Package registered participants, please add your roommate requirement during the online registration. Otherwise, we’ll assign you a roommate among other student participants.

3. For late registrations, your housing & registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

4. Please inform us your request on extra day (USD 80/CNY 500 per day) and food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

5.We offer CSHA endowed student package for graduate students (student ID is required). This special offer only includes the meeting session pass. Housing, food and social activities are not included in the package.

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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China


Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028