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Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing

Suzhou, China
September 9-12, 2014
Abstract Deadline extended to: July 20, 2014

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Organized by:
Hiroyuki Aburatani, University of Tokyo, Japan
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, USA
Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Edward Rubin, Joint Genome Inst., Lawrence Berkeley Lab, USA

We are pleased to announce Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing 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 Tuesday September 9, and will conclude after lunch on September 12, 2014.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in system 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.

Gene regulation and genome editing are major topics currently in biology. The first is being increasingly appreciated as a fundamental mechanism contributing to organismal complexity. The second continues to serve as a critical tool for engineering genomes to functionally determine the phenotypic importance of any given sequence when it is altered. In this meeting, major focus will be placed on presentations covering gene regulation and genome editing with applications in cancer, epigenetics, organismal development, and synthetic & computational biology.

Major Topics:
Gene Regulation
Functional Genomics
Computational Biology
Genome Editing

Keynote Speakers:
Dana Carroll, University of Utah Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Genome Engineering with Targetable Nucleases

Bing Ren, University of California San Diego, USA
Abstract title:Regulation of the 3D Genome

Invited Speakers:
Hiroyuki Aburatani, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hongkui Deng, Peking University, College of Life Sciences, CHINA
Kevin Esvelt, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title:RNA-guided genome editing of complex systems
Jin-Soo Kim, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Genome editing in cultured cells and whole organisms with programmable nucleases
Sriram Kosuri, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title:Design and analysis of Genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 knockout screens
Prashant Mali, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Multiplexed analysis of parameters affecting CRISPR Cas9-guide RNA mediated genome targeting
Huck-Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:Systems Biology of Stem Cells
Marcelo Nobrega, University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title:Regulatory Variation and Human Diseases
Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health,CAS, China
Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Abstract title:Gut Enhancer Deletions Cause Severe Intractable Diarrhea
Shyam Prabhakar, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE

Neville Sanjana, The Broad Institute & McGovern Institute, USA
Alexander Stark, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, AUSTRIA
Abstract title:Decoding transcriptional regulation in Drosophila.
Sam Sternberg, University of California Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:DNA interrogation by the CRISPR RNA-guided endonuclease Cas9
Jussi Taipale, University of Helsinki, FINLAND
Abstract title:Genome-wide analysis of protein-DNA interactions
Chia-Lin Wei, DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA

Wensheng Wei, Peking University, China
Bing Zhu, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China
Abstract title:Maintenance of epigenetic modifications

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 September 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