Ubiquitin Family, Autophagy and Diseases

Suzhou, CHINA 


Organized by:

Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Medical School

Maho Hamasaki, Osaka University

Jianping Jin, Zhejiang University

Beth Levine, UT Southwestern

Xiaobo Qiu, Beijing Normal University

CSHA has reached the difficult decision to postpone all upcoming events planned at least through the end of June because of the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to reschedule these meetings and courses in the coming months. Please enquire about cancellation reimbursement, and bear with us as our offices are currently closed.

Thank you for bearing with us, 
The Cold Spring Harbor Asia Team


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. Ubiquitin family proteins: conjugation and deconjugation 

2. Autophagy networks: mechanisms & regulations

3. Regulation by ubiquitin family proteins

4. Protein degradation & Proteasome: functions & physiology

5. Functions and physiology of autophagy

6. Interplay between ubiquitin family & autophagy

7. Ubiquitin, Autophagy & diseases

8. Targeting ubiquitin & autophagy systems

Keynote Speakers:
Daniel Finley, Harvard Medical School
Yoshinori Ohsumi, Tokyo Institute of Technology 


Invited Speakers:
Quan Chen,
 College of Life Sciences, Nankai University
Ruey-Hwa Chen, Academia Sinica
Jinke Cheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Xingwang Deng, Peking University
Ivan Dikic, Goethe University
Xin-hua Feng, Zhejiang University
Eric Fischer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Maho Hamasaki, Osaka University
Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Jianping Jin, Zhejiang University
Masaaki Komatsu, Juntendo University
Yong Tae Kwon, Seoul National University College of Medicine
Beth Levine, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Sascha Martens, University of Vienna
Noriyuki Matsuda, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
Simona Polo, Fondazione Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare
Xiaobo Qiu, Beijing Normal University
Yu Rao, Tsinghua University
Michael Rape, University of California, Berkeley
Hanming Shen, University of Macau
Morgan Sheng, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Sharon Tooze, The Francis Crick Institute
Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School
Hong Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

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 Stipends


We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in May, 2020.


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