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Liver Metabolism, Diseases and Cancer
Suzhou, China
May 19-23, 2014

Abstract Deadline Extended to March 30, 2014

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Organized by:

Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California San Diego, USA

David Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Eli Pikarsky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Hongyang Wang, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital/Institute, China

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on  Liver Metabolism, Diseases and Cancer 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 May 19, and will conclude after lunch on May 23, 2014.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Liver Research. 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. Liver metabolism in health and diseases
2. Liver stem cells and liver cancer stem cells
3. Liver development and organogenesis
4. Bile acid cycling and hepatic lipid metabolism
5. Liver injury and regeneration
6. Liver fibrosis and cirrhosis
7. Liver, inflammation and cancer
8. Liver cancer, clinic and translational medicine

Keynote Speakers:
David Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Snorri Thorgeirsson, National Institutes of Health, USA
Abstract title:Stemness and reprogramming in liver cancer

Invited Speakers:
Peijer Chen, National Taiwan University, TAIWAN
Abstract title:Pathway from liver inflammation to proliferation of hepatic progenitor cells--the role of beta-catenin
Guo-Qiang Chen, Institute of Health Sciences, SIBS, China
Abstract title:TBA
Zhengjun Chen, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, China
Abstract title:Critical roles of the small GTPase Cdc42 in bile acid homeostasis and liver detoxification
Hueng-Sik Choi, Chonnam National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Orphan nuclear receptor ERRgamma and liver metabolism
Hongkui Deng, Peking University, China
Abstract title:TBA
Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title:Shp2 in liver injuries and cancer
Markus Grompe, Oregon Health and Sciences University, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Eiji Hara, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, JAPAN
Abstract title:Obesity-induced gut microbial metabolite promotes liver cancer through senescence secretome
Nissim Hay, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Abstract title:Akt isoforms in liver injury and hepatocarcinogenesis
Kam Man Hui, National Cancer Center, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:Dissecting cellular heterogeneity in human hepatocellular carcinoma for targeted therapy
Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:Survivin enhances liver tumorigenesis via suppressing cellular senescence and inflammation-induced cancer cell death
Jae Bum Kim, Seoul National University, KOREA
Abstract title:TBA
Wenhui Li, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:A liver bile salts transporter NTCP mediates viral infection of Hepatitis B and D virus
Dae-Sik Lim, KAIST, Korea
Abstract title:The role of Hippo in liver cancer
Anning Lin,Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: IKK Signaling: Mechanism and Modeling
Irene Ng, The University of Hong Kong, CHINA
Abstract title:Molecular Pathology of Liver Cancer
Timothy Osborne, Sanford/Burham Medical Research Institute, USA
Abstract title:A novel lysine methyltransferase in hepatic metabolism
Eli Pikarsky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Abstract title:Immune microniches for tumor progenitor cells (I-MNTPs) in liver cancer pathogenesis
Christian Trautwein, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen, GERMANY
Abstract title:Dissecting molecular pathways contributing to the progression of liver disease
Hongyang Wang, Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital/Institute of Shanghai, CHINA
Abstract title:TBA
Li Wang, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Circadian clock in nuclear receptor SHP mediated liver metabolism and diseases
Yingzi Yang, National Institutes of Health, USA
Abstract title:Regulation of liver oval cell proliferation and specification by the Hippo signaling pathway
Jessica Zucman-Rossi, INSERM, FRANCE
Abstract title:Genomics of hepatocellular carcinoma: from malignant transformation to tumor progression

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 May 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
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
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