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Molecular Basis of Aging and Disease
Suzhou, China
September 14-18, 2015
Abstract Deadline extended to: July 24, 2015

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Organized by:

Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, GERMANY

Jing-Dong Jackie Han, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, CHINA

Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA

Jan Vijg, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Molecular Basis of Aging and Disease 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 September 14, and will conclude after lunch on September 18, 2015.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in aging relevant basic biomedical 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. Aging and Stem Cells
2. Aging and Metabolism
3. Aging and Systemic Signaling
4. Aging systems biology


Keynote Speakers
Leonard Guarente, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Abstract title:Sirtuins, NAD and Aging
Matt Kaeberlein, University of Washington, USA
Abstract title:The dynamic epigenome - a challenge to healthy aging
Linda Partridge, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, GERMANY
Abstract title:Drugging ageing in Drosophila
Frank Slack, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:MicroRNAs in ageing

Invited Speakers
Peter Adams, Glasgow University, UK
Abstract title:The dynamic epigenome - a challenge to healthy aging
Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, GERMANY
Abstract title:Regulation of longevity by the reproductive system
Nir Barzilai, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:A strategy to target aging in humans
Anne Brunet, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title:Metabolic and epigenetic regulation of aging
Judith Campisi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Abstract title:Aging phenotypes and the multi-faceted senescence response
Sean P. Curran, University of Southern California, USA
Abstract title:Discovery of ancient regulators of the Nrf2 oxidative stress response pathway
Fabio Demontis, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
Abstract title:A Drosophila model for sarcopenia and myokine signaling
Meng-Qiu Dong, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China
Abstract title:Mitochondrial Changes Contribute to the Longevity of the daf-2 Mutant
Claudio Franceschi, University of Bologna, ITALY
Abstract title:Systems medicine of human aging/longevity: Focus on inflammaging and epigenetics
Jing-Dong Jackie Han, Partner Institute for Computational Biology, CHINA
Abstract title:Dietary interventions modulate ncRNA repression through microRNA-chromatin-ncRNAs crosstalk
Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA
Abstract title:Drugs That Forestall Aging - Extending Healthspan
Seung-Jae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Novel regulators of C. elegans DAF-16/FOXO transcription factor
Hao Li, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Systems Biology of Cellular Aging
Guanghui Liu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:Using pluripotent stem cell to study and treat aging-associated disorders
William Mair, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Abstract title:The ups and downs of energetics and aging - neural regulators and downstream effectors
Jisook Moon, CHA University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Stem cell aging and anti-aging effects of placenta stem cells on aging
Coleen Murphy, Princeton University, USA
Abstract title:The C. elegans adult neuronal IIS/FOXO transcriptome reveals regulators of adult phenotypes and neuronal disease
Hong Gil Nam, Institute for Basic Science & Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Transcriptional regulatory networks in the aging process of plants and animals
Isao Shimokawa, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, JAPAN
Abstract title:Distinct roles of Foxo1 and Foxo3 in the anti-neoplastic and the life-extending effects of dietary restirction: Implication of Foxo3 in regulation of mitochondrial integrity during the aging process
John Speakman, Institute of Genetics&Developmental Biology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:Effects of graded levels of Caloric Restriction: a systems level approach
Yousin Suh, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Functional genomics approach to develop targets for slowing aging in humans
Xiaoli Tian, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Quantitative markers of endothelial cell senescence
Jan Vijg, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Genome instability in aging and disease
Hong Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Yixian Zheng, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
Abstract title:Lamin in aging and disease
Songyang Zhou, Sun Yat-Sen University, CHINA
Abstract title:Telomere Signaling Networks in Aging
Zhongjun Zhou, The University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG
Abstract title:Lamin A is an endogenous activator of SIRT6 deacetylase

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, 2015.

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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 meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. 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