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5th CSHA Symposium:
Structural Biology - From Atoms to Cells

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
June 9-13, 2014

Abstract Deadline extended to: April 30, 2014

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Organized by:

Wah Chiu, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, China

Peter Wright, Scripps Research Institute, USA

We are pleased to announce Cold Spring Harbor Asia Symposium on Structure Biology which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday June 9, and will conclude after lunch on June 13, 2014.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Structural 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:
- Structure Validation
- Novel Imaging Techniques
- Emerging methods
- Dynamic ensembles and biological function
- Frontiers in Structural Biology (1) - Macromolecular machinery
- Frontiers in Structural Biology (2) - membrane proteins
- Frontiers in Structural Biology (3) - Pathogens and Viruses
- Frontiers in Structural Biology (4) - Signaling complexes

Keynote Speakers:
Steve Harrison , Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:TBA

Keiichi Namba, Osaka University, Japan
Abstract title:CryoEM image analysis of macromolecular motor assemblies

Invited Speakers:
Wolfgang Baumeister, Max Planck Institut for Biochemistry, Germany
Abstract title:Cryo Electron Tomography: The Challenge of Doing Structural Biology in situ
Helen Berman, Rutgers University, USA
Abstract title:How Structural Biology Data Resources are Used for Knowledge Discovery
Axel Brunger, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title:Making XFEL crystallography accessible to challenging biological systems
Yifan Cheng, University of California San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Structure determination of integral membrane protein by single particle cryo-EM
Wah Chiu, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:TBA
James Fraser, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Some like it hot: Protein Ensembles from X-ray Crystallography
Lu Gan, National University of Singapore Centre for Bioimaging Sciences, Singapore
Abstract title:TBA
Fu Gao, Beijing Institute of Life Science, China
Abstract title:TBA
Jie-Oh Lee, KAIST, Korea
Abstract title:Sensing Lipopolysaccharide Pattern by Toll-like Receptor and Accessory Proteins
Ming Lei, University of Mechigan Medical School, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Che Alex Ma, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Abstract title:Monoglycosylated hemagglutinin is a cross-strain vaccine against influenza infection
Kiyoshi Nagai, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Abstract title:The active site and evolutionary origin of the spliceosome
Nathan Nelson, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Abstract title:Crystal structure of Photosystem I - the most efficient nano-photochemical machine in Nature
Zihe Rao, Nankai University/Tsinghau University, China
Abstract title:Molecular mechanism of entry of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) virus
Carol Robinson, University of Oxford, UK
Abstract title:The mass spectrometry of membrane protein complexes
Robert Sauer, MIT, USA
Abstract title:ClpXP, a stochastic AAA+ degradation machine
Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title:TBA
Michael Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Abstract title:NMR Studies of the HIV-1 5-Leader and Its Role in Genome Packaging
Jill Trewhella, The University of Sydney, Australia
Abstract title:Structural studies of novel complexes with the calcium receptor calmodulin using combined methods: small-angle scattering, NMR and crystallography
Peter Wright, Scripps Research Institute, USA
Abstract title:Characterization of protein dynamics and excited states
Beili Wu, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, China
Abstract title:Structural studies of HIV-1 co-receptors CXCR4 and CCR5.
Hao Wu, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Supramolecular complexes in innate immune signaling
Eric Xu, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, China
Abstract title:TBA
Yanhui Xu, Fudan University, China
Abstract title:Structural Insight into TET-mediated iterative Oxidization of 5-Methyl-Cytosine
Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title:TBA
Mingjie Zhang, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China
Abstract title:Structural basis of Ankyrin-mediated membrane patterning
Ping Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China
Abstract title:Cryo-EM Study of the Chromatin Fiber Reveals a Double Helix Twisted by Tetranucleosomal Units

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 June 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
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028