Cilia & Centrosomes, AWAJI, JAPAN

Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN

February 28 - March 3, 2023 

Abstract deadline: January 13, 2023


Organized by:

Jessica Feldman, Stanford University

Fanni Gergely, University of Oxford

Hiroshi Hamada, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

Gert Jansen, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

Junmin Pan, Tsinghua University

We are pleased to announce the the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cilia & Centrosomes will be held in Awaji, Japan, located approximately 60 km west of Osaka city.

Please note that entry of foreign nationals into Japan is subject to the latest border measures. From Oct 11, Japan will allow visa-free entry for travellers from 68-countriesYou are required to read and follow the official information about entry into Japan on the website of Ministry of Foreign carefully and strictly. 

The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Tuesday February 28, and will conclude after lunch on Friday March 3, 2023. The conference will include six oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in cilia and centrosomes. 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. 

Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in
 Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.

Major Topics:

1. Cilium & centrosome structure

2. Cilia & centrosomes in development

3. Cilia & centrosomes in motility

4. Cilia & centrosome in diseases

5. Sensory and signalling functions of cilia & centrosomes

6. Cilium & centrosome biogenesis

Keynote Speakers:

Peter Jackson, Stanford University School of Medicine

Guangshuo Ou, Tsinghua University

Invited Speakers:

Phillipe Bastin, Institut Pasteur

Monica Bettencourt-Dias, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Alan Brown, Harvard Medical School

Alexander Dammermann, University of Vienna

Jessica Feldman, Stanford University

Fanni Gergely, University of Oxford

Susana Godinho, Barts Cancer Institute

Sarah Goetz, Duke University

Hiroshi Hamada, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

Gert Jansen, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

Masahide Kikkawa, The University of Tokyo

Daiju Kitagawa, The University of Tokyo

Pleasantine Mill, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh

Christina Mitchell, Monash University

Kazuhisa Nakayama, Kyoto University

Karen Oegema, University of California, San Diego

Junmin Pan, Tsinghua University

Gregory Pazour, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sachiko Tsukita, Osaka University

Christopher Westlake, National Cancer Institute

Xueliang Zhu, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS

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 AWAJI in Early Spring 2023.


Sponsored by:

Tsutomu Nakuichi Foundation