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High Throughput Biology - Genomics & Epigenomics

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
October 15 - 19, 2012
Abstract deadline extended to August 17


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Organized by:
Edward Rubin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
and DOE Joint Genome Institute
Bing Ren, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and UCSD
Tian Xu, Yale University and Fudan University

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on High Throughput Biology: Genomics & Epigenomics which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday October 15, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 19, 2012.

The conference “High Throughput Biology - Genomics and Epigenomics” aims to capture the rapid developments in recent years in DNA sequencing technologies and imaging techniques that are accelerating the pace of biological discoveries, in particular in the area of genomcis and epigenomics. This year’s conference, the 2nd in its series, will feature the keynote speaker Lucy Shapiro, a renowned molecular biologist and systems biologist, from Stanford University, and 24 other invited speakers from seven countries working on a diverse set of subjects, including, regulatory genomics, single cell genomics, chromatin architecture, high throughput functional genomics, and systems biology. A large number of oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Review The first CSH Asia conference on High Throughput Biology in 2011

Major Topics:
- Single Molecule Analysis
- High Throughput Functional Genomics
- High Throughput Genome Manipulations
- Large-scale Genomic and Proteomic Analysis
- Proteomics and Metaboiomics
- High Throughput Analysis of Cell Differentiation and Pluripotency
- Emerging concepts and technologies
- Computational and Sysmtems Biology Approaches

Keynote Speakers:
Lucy Shapiro, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title:An integrated 3D network controls a bacterial cell cycle

Invited Speakers:
Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto, CANADA
Abstract title:Mapping cellular pathways and networks using yeast functional genomics
Jan Carette, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title:Haploid genetic screens in human cells
Piero Carninci, RIKEN, JAPAN
Abstract title:The complexity of mammalian transcription

Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Folding Principles of Genomes
Rong Fan, Yale University, USA
Abstract title:Single Cell Microfluidics for Systems OncoBiology
Xiangdong Fu, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title:RASL-seq: A Deep Sequencing-Based Platform for Chemical Screenings
Melissa Fullwood, A*STAR-Duke-NUS, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:Chromatin Interactions in Human Cancer Cell Lines

Yong Hou, Beijing Genome Institute - Shenzhen, CHINA
Abstract title:Single cell sequencing and its application on tumor study
Jiandong Huang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong CHINA
Abstract title:Synthetic Patterns: Sequential Establishment of Stripe Patterns in an Expanding Cell Population
Jihyun Kim, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, KOREA
Abstract title:Genomes to microbiomes – multi-omics systems analysis of model bacteria to full-fledged metagenomics
Ren Lai, Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:Anti-Thrombosis Repertoire of Blood-Feeding Horsefly Salivary Glands
Jin Billy Li, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Evolutionary and Functional Roles of RNA Editing Revealed by Comparative Transcriptome Analysis
Jinsong Li Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS CHINA
Abstract title:Generation of Genetically Modi?ed Mice by Oocyte Injection of Androgenetic Haploid Embryonic Stem Cells
Jason Lieb, University of North Carolina, USA
Abstract title:A chromatin ground state for Drosophila appendage development
Harley McAdams, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:In vivo Polymer physics of a bacterial DNA molecule
John Stamatoyannopoulos, University of Washington, Seattle USA
Abstract title:TBA
Jussi Taipale, Karolinska Institute, SWEDEN
Abstract title:Genome-wide analysis of protein-DNA interactions
Fuchou Tang Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Deciphering gene expression network of mammalian early embryos and embryonic stem cells at single cell and single base resolution
Marian Walhout, UMass Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Gene regulatory networks
Kevin White, The University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title:Integrating genomic networks to identify biomarkers and drug targets
Chung-I Wu, University of Chicago/Beijing Institute of Genomics, USA
Abstract title:Pseudo-Sanger sequencing: capturing the advantage of long sequencing reads for whole genome assembly using NGS technology
Kun Zhang, University of California, San Diego, USA

Abstract title:Massively parallel polymerase cloning and sequencing of single cells.
Ming-Ming Zhou, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Heng Zhu, John Hopkins University, USA

Abstract title:TBA

New Highlight- A Newly Added Session and Speakers 

Harnessing High Throughput Technologies to Tackle Neglected Parasitic Diseases of Major Socioeconomic Importance

Robin Gasser, Xingquan Zhu, Christian Barth, Stephen C. Barker, Renfu Shao, Aaron R. Jex, Neil D. Young

Compounded by a massive global food shortage, many infectious diseases have a devastating, long-term impact on animal and human health and welfare worldwide. Billions of animals and humans are affected by a broad range of destructive parasites worldwide. Unlocking the molecular biology of these neglected pathogens and key model organisms, employing a raft of high throughput -omic and computer technologies, will lead to entirely new ways of controlling them and will have substantial outcomes through the development of new drugs, vaccines and/or diagnostic tests. This session profile some recent advances and breakthroughs made in this exciting field and will discuss the biological and biotechnological prospects that lie ahead.

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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Package Content:

Package Type Early Normal Late
Registration Registration Registration
Payment Deadline: Payment Deadline: Payment Deadline:
August 3rd,2012   September 17th, 2012 Before Arrival 
*CSHA Endowed Student ¥1,530 $250 ¥1,700 $275 ¥1,870 $300
Includes meeting pass only (special offer)
Student No Housing ¥3,750 $605 ¥4,000 $645 ¥4,250 $685
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
¥4,750 $765 ¥5,000 $805 ¥5,250 $845
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Share Room for 4 nights.
Academic No Housing ¥5,100 $825 ¥5,500 $890 ¥5,900 $955
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
¥7,100 $1,145 ¥7,500 $1,210 ¥7,900 $1,275
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Media No Housing ¥3,300 $535 ¥3,500 $570 ¥3,700 $605
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
¥5,300 $855 ¥5,500 $890 ¥5,700 $925
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Corporate No Housing ¥6,345 $1,025 ¥6,880 $1,115 ¥7,420 $1,205
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
¥8,345 $1,345 ¥8,880 $1,435 ¥9,420 $1,525
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Remark:  Lunch, Supper, Tea Break & Social Activities (¥1,500 or $250); Room Rate(Single) :(¥2,000 or $320) & (Shared): (¥1,000 or $160), Breakfast is included in the Room Rate. The Package Price is based on the RMB price, price in USD is according to the exchange rate fluctuations.

Please kindly note:

1. The early & normal 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 full 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.

2. For Student Package registered participants, please add your roommate requirement during the online registration. Otherwise, we’ll assign you a roommate among other student participants.

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

4. Please inform us your request on extra day (USD 80/CNY 500 per day) and food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

5.We offer CSHA endowed student package for graduate students (student ID is required). This special offer only includes the meeting session pass. Housing, food and social activities are not included in the package.

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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China


Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028