Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing 

Suzhou, China  

October 23 - October 27, 2023

Abstract deadline: August 5, 2023

Organized by:

Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Alexander Stark, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Wei Xie, Tsinghua University

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing 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 October 23, and will conclude after lunch on October 27, 2023.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in system biology. 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. Gene Regulation

2. Genome Engineering

3. Single-cell Genomics

4. Synthetic Biology

5. Functional Genomics

6. Higher Order Chromatin Organization

7. High Throughput Biology

8. Transcr1ptome/Epigenome Analysis

9. Big Data & Computational Biology

Keynote Speakers:
Eileen Furlong, EMBL
Steve Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 


Invited Speakers:
Stein Aerts,
 VIB - KULeuven
Lu Bai, Penn State University
Laura Banaszynski, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Luisa Cochella, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
Raluca Gordan, Duke University
John Lis, Cornell University
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Geeta Narlikar, UCSF
Huck-Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore
Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Bing Ren, University of California San Diego
Rickard Sandberg, Karolinska Institutet
Dirk Schübeler, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Alexander Stark, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Jussi Taipale, University of Cambridge
Axel Visel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ting Wang, Washington University
Zhiping Weng, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wei Xie, Tsinghua University
Richard Young, Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 October, 2023.


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