Meetings & Courses


Suzhou, China 
October 12-16, 2015  

Abstract Deadline: August 21st, 2015

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Organized by:

Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China

Andrew Dillin, University of California, USA

Paolo Bernardi, University of Padova, Italy

We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Ubiquitin Family, Autophagy and Diseases 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 April 18, and will conclude after lunch on April 22, 2016.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in ubiquitin family. 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. mtDNA transmission and diseases
2. Apoptosis
3. Aging
4. Mitophagy
5. Ion channels
6. Calcium homeostasis
7. Dynamics
8. Quality control

Keynote Speakers:
Eric Shoubridge, McGill University, CANADA
Abstract title:Posttranscriptional regulation of mitochondrial gene expression

Anu Suomalainen-Wartiovaara, University of Helsinki, FINLAND
Abstract title:Molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA maintenance disorders

Invited Speakers:
Paolo Bernardi, University of Padova, ITALY
Abstract title:From ATP to PTP: The dual life of F-ATP synthase
Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University, USA
Abstract title:Mitochondria as signaling organelles
Heping Cheng, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Protons Trigger Mitoflashes for Autoregulation of ATP Homeostasis in Heart
Andrew Dillin, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:The Histone Demethylases JMJD-1.2 and JMJD-3.1 Regulate Longevity in Response to Mitochondrial Stress
Atan Gross, The Weizmann Institute of Science, ISRAEL
Abstract title:An MTCH2 pathway repressing mitochondria metabolism regulates stem cell fate, muscle biology, and whole-body energy homeostasis
Gyorgy Hajnoczky, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Abstract title:Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Relevance of the Regulation of Mitochondrial Ca2+ Uptake
Cole Haynes, Memorial Solan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:UPRmt-mediated adaptations during mitochondrial dysfunction
Thomas Langer, University of Cologne, Gibraltar, GERMANY
Abstract title:Mitochondrial Proteases and Neurodegeneration
Ying Liu, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Transgenerational inheritance of mitochondrial stress adaptation in C. elegans
Heidi McBride, McGill University, CANADA
Abstract title:Novel functions for mitochondrial derived vesicles
Jodi Nunnari, University of California, Davis, USA

Abstract title:Molecular basis of mitochondrial behavior
Koji Okamoto, Osaka University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Multiple pathways regulating mitochondria-specific autophagy
Norbert Perrimon, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Stress Signaling Between Organs in Drosophila
Sue-Goo Rhee, Yonsei University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Circadian Oscillation of Mitochondrial Sulfiredoxin Is Determined by Its Redox-Dependent Import and Peroxiredoxin III–Regulated Degradation by Lon
Rosario Rizzuto, University of Padova, ITALY

Abstract title:The mitochondrial calcium uniporter: molecular identity and physiological role
Luca Scorrano, University of Padova, ITALY

Abstract title: Keeping mitochondria in shape: a matter of life and death
Aleksandra Trifunovic, University of Cologne, GERMANY
Abstract title:The role of mammalian CLpP protease beyond mitochondrial unfolded protein response
Gia Voeltz, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Abstract title:A tale of two dynamins during mitochondrial division
Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA

Abstract title:A two-step pathway of cytochrome c release from mitochondria during apoptosis
Hong Xu, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, USA
Abstract title:How mother gives best and enough mitochondria?

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, 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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