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Genetics, Genomics and Phenomics of Fish

Suzhou, China
October 20-24, 2014
Abstract Deadline is extended to: August 31, 2014

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Organized by:

Koichi Kawakami, National Institute of Genetics, Japan

Anming Meng, Tsinghua University, China

Randall Peterson, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

John Postlethwait, University of Oregon, USA

Derek Stemple, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

We are pleased to announce Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Genetics, Genomics and Phenomics of Fish 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 20, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 24, 2014.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in fish (zebrafish) genetics, genomics and phenomics. 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.

In the last couple of years, tremendous advances have been made in genetics and genomics in zebrafish and other fishes. The genomes have been well characterized, and a lot of new techniques for genome engineering and editing have been developed. In this meeting, we will discuss the new and emerging technologies, and how we can advance our understanding of complex vertebrate phenotypes with these resources and technologies.

Major Topics:
mutagenesis and genome editing
genome engineering and transgenesis
new strategies for phenotype analysis
chemical genetics
comparative genomics
non-coding RNA
behavioral genetics

Keynote Speakers:

Invited Speakers:
Caroline Brennan, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title:Using zebrafish to explore the genetics of psychiatric disease
Shawn Burgess, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, USA
Abstract title:High-throughput Targeted Mutagenesis using CRISPR-Cas9 in Zebrafish
Karen Crow-Sanchez, San Francisco State University, USA
Abstract title:HoxA and HoxD expression patterns reveal an ancient origin for the reverse collinear Hox Code

Keith Cheng, Penn State College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Pan-Cellular Tissue Tomography: Enabling quantitative 3D phenotyping of optically opaque tissues at cell resolution
Shannon Fisher, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract title:Skull development in normal and mutant zebrafish
Nicholas Foulkes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GERMANY
Abstract title:Circadian clocks: Lessons from Fish
Su Guo, University of California, USA
Abstract title:Single-cell analysis at genetic and phenotypic levels in intact organisms
Marnie Halpern, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
Abstract title:Transgenic approaches to study neuronal identity and behavior
Julia Horsfield, University of Otago, New Zealand
Abstract title:Transcriptional control mediated by cohesin and Ctcf in early zebrafish development
Koichi Kawakami, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Abstract title:Genetic dissection of the zebrafish brain by the Gal4-UAS approach
Shuo Lin, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title:A Novel Zebrafish HD Model Uncovers Pivotal Role of N17 Domain in Mitigating Nuclear Toxicity of Pathogenic Mutant Huntingtin Fragment
Jiang Liu, Beijing institute of Genomics, CAS, China
Abstract title:The inheritance and programming of parental DNA methylomes in vertebrates
Feng Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Abstract title:Functional genomics of hematopoietic stem cells in zebrafish
Anming Meng, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title:Araf regulates distinct signaling pathways during germ layer induction and patterning of the zebrafish embryo
Mary Mullins, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract title:Adult Trait Phenomics
Koichi Kawakami, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Abstract title:Spotted Gar Links Teleost Genomes to Human Biology
Manfred Schartl, Biocenter of the University Wuerzburg, GERMANY
Abstract title:Comparative genomic and transcriptomic approaches to study cancer in Xiphophorus, zebrafish and medaka
Derek Stemple, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Abstract title:The Zebrafish Mutation Project
Nadine Vastenhouw, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Abstract title:The role of chromatin in repression and activation of the zygotic genome
Han Wang, Soochow University, China
Abstract title:Genetic dissection of zebrafish circadian behaviors
Jochen Wittbrodt, Heidelberg University, GERMANY
Abstract title:Medaka as a population genomics resource - establishment and analysis tools
Wuhan Xiao, Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS, China
Abstract title:The role of eaf1 and eaf2 in zebrafish embryogenesis
Mehmet Yanik, Massachusetts Institut
e of Technology, USA
Abstract title:Vertebrate Automated Screening Technologies (VASTs) and Hyperdimensional in vivo Phenotyping (HIP)
Shuming Zou, Shanghai Ocean University, China
Abstract title:Goldfish transposase Tgf2 is active for transgenesis and insertional mutagenesis.

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 October 2014.

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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 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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China


Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences (冷泉港亚洲会务)
Suzhou Industrial Park Conference Center (苏州工业园区会议中心/独墅湖世尊酒店)
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