Meetings & Courses

Ubiquitin Family, Autophagy and Diseases

Suzhou, China
April 18-22, 2016

Abstract deadline: March 6th, 2016

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Organized by:

Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Medical School, Germany

Jianping Jin, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA

Xiaobo Qiu, Beijing Normal University, China

Keiji Tanaka, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan

Li Yu, Tsinghua University, China


We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Ubiquitin Family, Autophagy and Diseases 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 April 18, and will conclude after lunch on April 22, 2016.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in ubiquitin family. 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. Conjugation systems for ubiquitin
2. Autophagy networks
3. Removal of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins
4. Proteasome: Insight functions and physiology
5. Ubiquitin and selective autophagy
6. Regulation by ubiquitin-like proteins
7. Ubiquitin, ubiquitin-like,and human diseases
8. Autophagy and human diseases

Keynote Speakers:
Alfred L. Goldberg, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Regulation of Proteasome Function in Normal and Disease States
Tamotsu Yoshimori, Osaka University, JAPAN

Abstract title: 20 Years of Autophagy: towards Understanding The Intracellular Self-Degradation System Fighting against Diseases

Invited Speakers:
Quan Chen, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: Molecular regulation of receptor-mediated mitophagy
Chin Ha Chung, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: ISG15 in the Control of p53 Transcriptional Activity
Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Selective autophagy in aging and age-related diseases
Hugues de Thé, INSERM Unité 944, FRANCE
Abstract title: PML nuclear bodies (NBs) enforce SUMO-conjugation of NB-associated proteins and enhance P53-dependent oxidative stress response in vivo
Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Medical School, GERMANY
Abstract title: Phosphorylation and Ubiquitin-dependent Selective Autophagy
Daniel Finley, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Novel specificity of deubiquitinating enzyme Usp14
Ronggui Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, CHINA
Abstract title: Re-modeling of Human Protein Degradome, Tumor Suppression and Drug Responses
Jianping Jin, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Abstract title: Systematic Analysis of Ubiquitinated Protein Substrates of p97
Masaaki Komatsu, Niigata University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Metabolic reprogramming by an autophagy-adaptor protein, p62/Sqstm1
Sharad Kumar, University of South Australia, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Hormone-mediated coordination of autophagy-dependent cell death in Drosophila
Yong Tae Kwon,Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Autophagic proteolysis by the N-end rule pathway
Maria G. Masucci, Karolinska Institutet, SWEDEN
Abstract title: Reorganization of ubiquitinin and UbL signaling pathways during Epstein-Barr virus replication
Shigeo Murata, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Abstract title: Regulation mechanism of proteasome activity
Jun Qin, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Identification of BRCA1 E3 ligase substrates outside of DDR
Xiao-Bo Qiu, College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, CHINA
Abstract title: Ubiquitin-Dependent Switch between Apoptosis and Autophagy
Thomas Sommer, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, GERMANY
Abstract title: Building Ubiquitin-chains
Keiji Tanaka, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, JAPAN
Abstract title: Ubiquitin chain-type selectivity of ubiquitin-binding proteins in yeast
Sharon Tooze, London Research Institute, UK
Abstract title: Molecular mechanisms and vesicle trafficking required for autophagosome formation
Yong Wan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Abstract title:Regulation of XIAP Turnover Reveals a Tissue-Specific Role of USP11 in Tumorigenesis
Dieter A. Wolf, Xiamen University, CHINA
Abstract title: The Making and Breaking of Cullin-RING Ubiquitin Ligases
Qi Xie, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: HRD1 mediated degradation of ER-bound E2 for ERAD tuning is conserved between plants and mammals
Richard Youle, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH,USA
Abstract title: Ubiquitin and phospho-ubiquitin: How the Pink1 and Parkin recruit autophagosomes to mitochondria
Li Yu, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Assembly of a kinase complex on mitochondria triggers energy deprivation-induced autophagy
Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Regulation of intracellular proteostasis by protein deubiquitination
Hong Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: The molecular mechanism basis of the differential functions of multiple homologs of Atg8 in autophagy
Pengbo Zhou, Cornell University, USA
Abstract title: The CULLIN 4 ubiquitin ligase confers tumor cell resistance to TOP1-directed chemotherapy drugs

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 April, 2016.

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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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