Meetings & Courses

Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing

Suzhou, CHINA 
October 19-23, 2020

Abstract deadline: August 7, 2020

Organized by:

Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, USA

Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Alexander Stark, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, AUSTRIA

Wei Xie, Tsinghua University, CHINA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing 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 October 19, and will conclude after lunch on October 23, 2020.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in system 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. Gene Regulation
2. Genome Engineering
3. Single-cell Genomics
4. Synthetic Biology
5. Functional Genomics
6. Higher Order Chromatin Organization
7. High Throughput Biology
8. Transcriptome/Epigenome Analysis
9. Big Data & Computational Biology

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 October, 2020.

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