Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription

Suzhou, China

May 13-17, 2024   

Abstract deadline: March 22, 2024



Organized by:

Genevieve Almouzni, Curie Institute

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University

Yang Shi, Ludwig Cancer Research, University of Oxford

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 May 13, and will conclude after lunch on Friday May 17, 2024.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription. 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. Chromatin assembly and chromatin structure

2. DNA and RNA modifications

3. Histone modifications

4. Histone variant and chromatin remodeling

5. Chromatin and cellular function

Keynote Speakers:

Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania

Neil Brockdorff, University of Oxford

Invited Speakers:

Genevieve Almouzni, Institut Curie

Giacomo Cavalli, Institute of Human Genetics, CNRS

Xiaodong Cheng, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wouter De Laat, Hubrecht Institute

Ines Drinnenberg, Institut Curie

Shaorong Gao, Tongji University

Yukiko Gotoh, The University of Tokyo

Or Gozani, Stanford School of Medicine

Anja Groth, University of Copenhagen

Petra Hajkova, Imperial College London

Nada Jabado, McGill University

Guohong Li, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

Mofang Liu, Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS

Bing Ren, University of California San Diego

Noriko Saitoh, The Cancer Institute of JFCR

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University

Robert Schneider, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Xiaohua Shen, Tsinghua University

Yang Shi, Oxford University

Yujiang Shi, Fudan University

Yoichi Shinkai, RIKEN

Jane Skok, New York University School of Medicine

Fuchou Tang, Peking University

Wee-Wei Tee, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR

Capucine Van Rechem, Stanford University

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We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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, 2024.

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