Meetings & Courses

CSHA/AACR Joint Meeting
- Big Data, Computation and Systems Biology in Cancer

Suzhou, China 
December 2-5, 2015  

Abstract deadline:October 9, 2015

Schedule Overview

Organized by:

Andrea Califano, Columbia University, USA

William C. Hahn, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Xuegong Zhang, Tsinghua University, China


We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia and American Association for Cancer Research joint conference on Big Data, Computation and Systems Biology in Cancer 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 Wednesday December 2, and will conclude after lunch on Saturday, December 5, 2015.



The conference will include six oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in big data, computation, and systems biology in cancer research. 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:
* Systems Biology
* Computational Biology
* Functional Screening and Drug Discovery
* Tumor Heterogeneity
* Models and Networks
* Regulation and Signaling
* Cancer Genomics and Bioinformatics

Keynote Speakers:
Andrew Futreal, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Invited Speakers:
Andrea Califano , Columbia University , USA
Abstract title:Systematic elucidation of druggable dependencies in human malignancies: a new take on precision medicine
Piero Carninci, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, JAPAN
Abstract title:FANTOM project: surprises from studies of mammalian transcriptomes
Wei Chen , Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine , Germany
Abstract title:Extensive coupling of transcriptional and translational regulation via usage of alternative transcription start sites
Daniel Gallahan, National Cancer Institute, USA
Abstract title:Cancer Systems Biology: An NCI Perspective for the Future
William Hahn , Dana Farber Cancer Institute/ Harvard Medical School , USA
Abstract title:Integrated systematic genomic approaches to define cancer networks
Zeguang Han , Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine , CHINA
Abstract title:Genomic and epigenomic studies provide insights into the pathogenesis of liver cancer
Trey Ideker , University of California, San Diego , USA
Abstract title:The Cancer Cell Map Initiative
Cheng Li , Peking University School of Life Sciences , CHINA
Abstract title: Co-expression and network motif models of cancer expression profiles
Martin Kampmann, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Elucidating gene-gene and gene-drug interactions in cancer with next-generation functional genomics
Gordon Mills , University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , USA
Satoru Miyano , University of Tokyo , JAPAN
Abstract title:Boosting Systems Understanding of Cancer in New Dimension by Supercomputers
Benjamin Raphael , Brown University , USA
Abstract title:Patterns of Somatic Aberrations in Cancer Genomes
Cory Abate-Shen, Columbia University, USA
Abstract title:From mouse to man: using cross-species analysis of genome-wide regulatory networks to elucidate mechanisms of prostate cancer
Michael Shen, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:Systems analyses of prostate development and cancer
Pavel Sumazin , Baylor College of Medicine , USA
Abstract title:Genomic variants at mRNAs and lncRNAs dysregulate cancer genes by modulating microRNA activity
Hongyang Wang , Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital/Institute of Shanghai , CHINA
Abstract title:Heterogeneity and Challenges of Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Xiaowo Wang , Tsinghua University , China
Abstract title:Quantitative characteristics of microRNA mediated posttranscriptional regulation
Xuerui Yang , Tsinghua University , China
Abstract title:Circuitry and dynamics of DNA methylation-dependent transcription regulatory networks in cancers
Michael Zhang , University of Texas, Dallas/Tsinghua University , USA/CHINA
Abstract title:SCT promoter methylation is a highly discriminative biomarker for lung and many other cancers
Xuegong Zhang , Tsinghua University , CHINA
Abstract title:Computational Models to Detect DNA Modification and its Heterogeneity from Third-Generation Sequencing Data

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 $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in December 2015.

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Payment Deadline:

Nov 3, 2015

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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