Meetings & Courses

Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription

Suzhou, China  

May 4-8, 2020    

Abstract deadline: Feb. 21, 2020


Organized by:

Genevieve Almouzni, Curie Institute, FRANCE

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University, JAPAN

Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School, USA

 Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription 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 May 4, and will conclude after lunch on May 8, 2020.
The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Epigenetics. 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. Chromatin assembly & structure
2. Dosage compensation & non-coding RNAs
3. Chromatin modifications
4. Chromatin architecture
5. Epigenetics, development & disease

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Barbara Meyer, HHMI / U. C. Berkeley, USA
Azim Surani, University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Genevieve Almouzni, Institut Curie, FRANCE
Neil Brockdorff, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Xiaofeng Cao, Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology, CAS, CHINA
Giacomo Cavalli, Institute of Human Genetics, CNRS, FRANCE
Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS, CHINA
Xiaodong Cheng, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Wouter De Laat, Hubrecht Institute-KNAW and University Medical Center Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Ines Drinnenberg, Institute Curie, FRANCE
Shaorong Gao, Tongji University, CHINA
Or Gozani, Stanford School of Medicine, USA
Anja Groth, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK
Nada Jabado, McGill University, CANADA
Cigall Kadoch, Harvard Medical School, USA
Hitoshi Kurumizaka, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Gaëlle Legube, Université de Toulouse, UT3, FRANCE
Guohong Li, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Bing Ren, University of California San Diego, USA
Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School, USA
Yoichi Shinkai, RIKEN, JAPAN
Jane Skok, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Fuchou Tang, Peking University, CHINA
Chao-ting Wu, Harvard University, USA
Yi Zhang, HHMI, Harvard Medical School / Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA

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 May, 2020.

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Package Content:

Package Type

Early Registration

Payment Deadline:

April 6, 2020













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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