Cross-Scale Biological Structure: From Macromolecular Complexes and Organelles to Cells and Tissues 

Suzhou, CHINA 

August 30-September 3, 2021   
Abstract deadline: June 18, 2021


Organized by:


Manfred Auer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Masahide Kikkawa, The University of Tokyo

Hongwei Wang, Tsinghua University

Peijun Zhang, University of Oxford

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cross-Scale Biological Structure: From Macromolecular Complexes and Organelles to Cells and Tissues 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 August 30, and will conclude after lunch on Friday September 3, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Cross-Scale Biological Structure. 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. Atomic resolution: SPA – proteins to macromolecular complexes

2. Molecular resolution: macromolecular complexes to organelles

3. Cellular resolution – Organelles to Cells

4. Beyond cells – tissues and organs

5. Biophysical techniques and instrumentation to study biological structures

6. Multiscale modeling and interpretation


Keynote Speakers:


Invited Speakers:

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 August, 2021.


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