Meetings & Courses

Iron, Reactive Oxygen Species & Ferroptosis in Life, Death & Disease

Suzhou, China  
April 20-24, 2020 
Abstract deadline:  February 7, 2020 


Organized by:

Quan Chen, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, CHINA

Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München, GERMANY

Xuejun Jiang,  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Brent Stockwell,  Columbia University, USA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Iron, Reactive Oxygen Species & Ferroptosis in Life, Death & 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 April 20, and will conclude after lunch on April 24, 2020.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in iron, ROS & ferroptosis biology. 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. Emerging methods for detecting Fe(II), Fe(III), H2O2, superoxide, lipid peroxides and ferroptosis in cells, tissues and whole organisms
2. The use of iron, ROS and ferroptosis as biomarkers
3. Signaling and molecular regulation of iron, ROS, and ferroptosis
4. Links between metabolism, ferroptosis, iron and ROS
5. The development of chemical probes and drugs that modulate iron, ROS, and ferroptosis
6. Novel transgenic mouse and cell models for key players of the ferroptotic process
7. The role of iron, ROS and ferroptosis in diverse pathologies, and targeting iron, ROS and ferroptosis for disease treatment

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München, GERMANY

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Patrizia Agostinis, VIB-KU Leuven, BELGIUM
Pedro Angeli, Virchow Center - University of Würzburg, GERMANY
Hülya Bayir, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ashley Bush, The University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Francesca Carlomagno, University of Naples Federico II, ITALY
Quan Chen, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, CHINA
Scott Dixon, Stanford University, USA
Boyi Gan, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Raffaella Gozzelino, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Wei Gu, Columbia Unviersity Medical Center, USA
Xuejun Jiang, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Nam-Soo Jwa, Sejong University, KOREA
Valerian Kagan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Tak Mak, University of Toronto, CANADA
Martina Muckenthaler, Heidelberg University, GERMANY
Maureen Murphy, The Wistar Institute, USA
Valerie O'Donnell, Cardiff University, UK
Gabriela Pagnussat, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA
Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa, CANADA
Hideyo Sato, Niigata University, JAPAN
Almut Schulze, University of Wuerzburg, GERMANY
Brent Stockwell, Columbia University, USA
Fulvio Ursini, Padova University, ITALY
Peter Vandenabeele, VIB - Ghent University, BELGIUM
Chu Wang, Peking University, CHINA
Fudi Wang, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School, USA
Weiping Zou, University of Michigan Medical School, USA

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 March, 2020.

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