Frontiers of Immunology in Health & Disease

Suzhou, China 

November 31-December 3, 2021

Abstract deadline: September 17, 2021

Organized by:

Xuetao Cao, Nankai University

Richard Flavell, Yale University School of Medicine

Fabienne Mackay, The University of Melbourne

Fiona Powrie, University of Oxford

Tadatsugu Taniguchi, The University of Tokyo

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Frontiers of Immunology in Health & 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 November 29, and will conclude after lunch on Friday December 3, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Immunology. 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. Innate immunity & Inflammation

2. Development & maintenance of the immune system

3. Regulation of T/B cell responses

4. Data-based immunology

5. Metabolism in immunity and immunotherapy

6. Mucosal immunity

7. Cancer immunotherapy: from basic to clinic

8. Vaccines

Keynote Speakers:


Invited Speakers:

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 November, 2021.


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