Molecular Mechanisms and Physiology of Unconventional Secretion   

Suzhou, China

March 10-14, 2025  

Abstract deadline: January 3, 2025


Organized by:

Wei Guo, University of Pennsylvania

Min Goo Lee, Yonsei University

Water Nickel, Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center

Yihong Ye, National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Min Zhang, Tsinghua University

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Molecular Mechanisms and Physiology of Unconventional Secretion 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 March 10, and will conclude after lunch on Friday March 14, 2025.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Unconventional Secretion. 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. Mechanisms of unconventional protein secretion

2. Cell-cell communication by unconventional protein secretion

3. Extracellular vesicle biogenesis and secretion

4. Autophagic and lysosomal secretion

5. Intercellular protein transport via nanotubule

6. Unconventional secretion of non-protein cargos

7. Unconventional protein secretion in immunity and human diseases

8. Unconventional protein secretion in biomarker and therapeutic development

Keynote Speakers:

Vivek Malhotra, Centre for Genomic Regulatio

Li Yu, Tsinghua University

Invited Speakers:

Jayanta Debnath, University of California, San Francisco

Vojo Deretic, University of New Mexico

Thierry Galli, Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience of Paris

Liang Ge, Tsinghua University

Wei Guo, University of Pennsylvania

Ralf Jacob, Philipps University of Marburg

Teibang Kang, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center

Min Goo Lee, Yonsei University

Jun Lu, Yale University

Water Nickel, Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center

Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou, Universite de Lausanne

Stacey Ogden, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences

Anbing Shi, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Hong-Wen Tang, Duke NUS Medical School

Clotilde Thery, Institut Curie

Christel Verrolet, CNRS-University of Toulouse

Frederik Vervweij, Universiteit Utrecht

Julien Villeneuve, University of Montpellier

Alissa Weaver, Vanderbilt University

Yihong Ye, National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Min Zhang, Tsinghua University

Chiara Zurzolo, Pasteur Institute

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, 2024.