Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription

Suzhou, China 

September 13-17, 2021

Abstract deadline: July 2, 2021


Organized by:


Genevieve Almouzni, Curie Institute

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University

Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School

Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription 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 September 13, and will conclude after lunch on September 17, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Epigenetics. Many talks will be selected from the openly sub mitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Chromatin assembly & structure
2. Dosage compensation & non-coding RNAs
3. Chromatin modifications
4. Chromatin architecture
5. Epigenetics, development & disease

Keynote Speakers:
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Meyer, HHMI / U. C. Berkeley
Azim Surani, University of Cambridge 


Invited Speakers:
Genevieve Almouzni,
 Institut Curie
Timothy Bestor, Columbia University
Neil Brockdorff, University of Oxford
Xiaofeng Cao, Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology
Giacomo Cavalli, Institute of Human Genetics
Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Xiaodong Cheng, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Wouter De Laat, Hubrecht Institute-KNAW and University Medical Center Utrecht
Ines Drinnenberg, Institute Curie
Shaorong Gao, Tongji University
Or Gozani, Stanford School of Medicine
Anja Groth, University of Copenhagen
Nada Jabado, McGill University
Cigall Kadoch, Harvard Medical School
Hitoshi Kurumizaka, The University of Tokyo
Gaëlle Legube, Université de Toulouse, UT3
Guohong Li, Institute of Biophysics, CAS
Bing Ren, University of California San Diego

Noriko Saitoh, The Cancer Institute of JFCR

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University
Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School
Yoichi Shinkai, RIKEN
Jane Skok, New York University School of Medicine
Fuchou Tang, Peking University
Johnathan Whetstine, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Chao-ting Wu, Harvard University
Yi Zhang, HHMI, Harvard Medical School / Boston Children's Hospital
Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, 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 Suzhou in May, 2020. 

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