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Quantitative Biology:
from Genes, Cells to Networks

Suzhou, China
October 13-17, 2014
Abstract Deadline is extended to: August 24, 2014


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Organized by:
Terence Hwa, University of California San Diego, USA
Chao Tang, Peking University, China
Michael Q. Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
/ Tsinghua University, China

We are pleased to announce Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Quantitative Biology: from Genes, Cells to Networks 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 13, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 17, 2014.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in quantitative 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:
1. Single cell dynamics and cellular decision-making
2. Molecular & cellular network modeling
3. Quantitative omics
4. Quantitative approach to development, differentiation and disease
5. Molecular evolution & population dynamics
6. New computational and bioinformatics advances
7. Synthetic, chemical & imaging technology advances
8. Quantitative neuronal and brain sciences

Invited Speakers:
William Bialek, Princeton University, USA
Abstract title:Statistical mechanics for real biological networks
Johan Elf, Uppsala University, Sweden
Thierry Emonet, Yale University, USA
Abstract title:Diversified population strategies for chemotaxis trade-off problems

Daniel Fisher, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title:The blueprint of a bacterial cell
Chinlin Guo, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Abstract title:Mechanics-driven Self-organization in Tissue-scale Tubulogenesis
Jing-dong Jackie Han, Partner Institute for Computational Biology, China
Abstract title:Inferring regulatory networks from high-throughput heterogeneous data
Jiandong Huang, The University of Hong Kong, China
Abstract title:The blueprint of a bacterial cell
Terence Hwa, University of California San Diego, USA
Abstract title:Physiological origin of wasteful metabolism in rapidly proliferating cells
Luhua Lai, Peking Unviersity, China
Abstract title:Bacteria chemotaxis behavior is delicately controlled by ligand binding
Hao Li, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Understanding the Mechanisms of Aging: Systems Biology Approaches to an Ancient Problem
Andrew Oates, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
Abstract title:A Doppler effect in embryonic body segmentation
Jose Onuchic, Rice University, USA
Abstract title:Cellular decision making at the cell level: from bacteria to cancer
Qi Ouyang, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Systems biology-based study of oncogenic mechanism
Hualin Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Abstract title:Quantifying the sequence-function relation in gene silencing by bacterial small RNAs
Boris Shraiman, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Abstract title:Predicting evolution from the shape of genealogical trees
Gary Stormo, Washington University Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Determining transcription factor specificity: computational and experimental approaches
Sander Tans, AMOLF Institute, The Netherlands
Abstract title:Stochasticity in cellular metabolism and growth
Chao Tang, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Cell fate determination and transformation
Yuhai Tu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Abstract title: Nonequilibrium Physics for Biochemical Networks: The Energy Cost of Accurate Adaptation
Ping Wei, Peking University, China
Abstract title:Using Synthetic Biology to Understand and Reprogram Eukaryotic Signaling Networks
Yilin Wu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Abstract title:Long-range self-organization in a bacterial colony
Lingchong You, Duke University, USA
Abstract title:Stochastic E2F dynamics and fingerprints of cell physiology
Michael Zhang, University of Texas, Dallas/Tsinghua University, USA/CHINA
Abstract title:Chromatin interaction and epigenetic regulation in human cells

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.


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September 15, 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)
No.299 Qiyue Road (启月街299号)
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China (中国江苏省苏州工业园区)
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028