Liver, Biology, Diseases & Cancer 

Suzhou, China 

December 6-December 10, 2021

Abstract deadline: September 24, 2021

Organized by:

Stuart Forbes, University of Edinburgh

Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California San Diego

Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences

Atsushi Miyajima, University of Tokyo

Takahiro Ochiya, Tokyo Medical University

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on  Liver, Biology, Diseases & Cancer  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 December 6, and will conclude after lunch on Friday December 10, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Liver. 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. Biology of liver parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells

2. Liver injuries, repair and regeneration

3. Liver progenitor cells and reprogramming

4. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver steatosis

5. Liver fibrogenesis and therapeutics

6. Liver cancer and therapeutics

7. Use of pluripotent cells and reprogrammed cells for therapy

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We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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


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