DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability & Human Disease

Suzhou, China 

September 6-10, 2021,

Abstract deadline: June 25, 2021 


Organized by:


Daochun Kong, Peking University

Antony Carr, University of Sussex

Binghui Shen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Patrick Sung, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Stephen West, London Research Institute

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability & Human Disease 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 6, and will conclude after lunch on Friday September 10, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in DNA metabolism. 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. DNA replication & replication fork stability
2. Repair of DNA lesions
3. Chromatin structure & DNA metabolism
4. Genomic instability & disease 

Keynote Speakers:
Antony Carr, University of Sussex
Ian Hickson, University of Copenhagen

Patrick Sung, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 

Invited Speakers:
Kara Bernstein,
 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex
Judith Campbell, California Institute of Technology
Irene Chiolo, University of Southern California
Dipanjan Chowdhury, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, University of California, Davis
Karl-Peter Hopfner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Daochun Kong, Peking University
Guo-Min Li, Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Massimo Lopes, University of Zurich
Zhenkun Lou, Mayo Clinic
Huiqiang Lou, China Agricultural University
Susan Rosenberg, Baylor College of Medicine
Ralph Scully, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Binghui Shen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Katsuhiko Shirahige, The University of Tokyo
Lorraine Symington, Columbia University
Frank Uhlmann, The Francis Crick Institute
Haico Van Attikum, Leiden University Medical Center
Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute
Dongyi Xu, Peking University
Shan Zha, Columbia University
Zhiguo Zhang, Columbia University
Lee Zou, Harvard Medical School MGH

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 September, 2021.


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