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Development and Pathophysiology of Respiratory Systems

Suzhou, China 
November 16-20, 2015  

Abstract Deadline:September 25th, 2015

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Paul Noble , Cedars-Sinai Medical Center , USA

Min Wu, University of North Dakota, USA

Nanshan Zhong, State Key Lab of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Medical University, CHINA

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Development and Pathophysiology of Respiratory Systems 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 16, and will conclude after lunch on November 20, 2015.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in respiratory biology. 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. Lung morphology and development.
2. Genetic regulation of lung function.
3. Lung acute injury and infection.
4. Lung chronic inflammatory diseases
5. Lung cancer and proliferative diseases
6. Systems biology in lung.
7. Genome-wide screen in lung disease
8. Emerging concepts in respiratory immunity

Keynote Speakers:
Sadis Matalon, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Invited Speakers:
Ling Chen, State Key Lab of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Abstract title:Visualizing influenza A virus infection in the lungs of living mice
Yang-Xin Fu, University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title:Targeting tumor with local radiation induces innate sensing for immune-mediated tumor control
Baoxue Ge, Tongji University School of Medicine, CHINA
Abstract title:Acetylation-dependent regulation of TAK1 activation in inflammatory responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
Lin He, UC-Berkeley, usa
Abstract title:miR-34/449 miRNAs promote motile ciliogenesis through direct regulation of Cp110 in multiciliated airway cells
Hiroyuki Hirasawa, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, JAPAN
Abstract title:Hypercytokinemia-Based Pathophysiology of Septic ARDS and Therapeutic Approach with Continuous Hemodiafiltration using a Cytokine-Adsorbing Hemofilter
Chengyu Jiang, Peking Union Medical College, CHINA
Abstract title:Repurposing Drugs in Acute Lung Injury Induced by Avian Influenza
Dianhua Jiang, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:Resident fibroblasts in pulmonary fibrosis
Jay Kolls, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Jan Lötvall, University of Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Asrar Malik, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Abstract title:Integrated epigenetic and hypoxic regulation of differentiation of endothelial cells and role in lung vascular repair
Joseph Mizgerd, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:First responders: innate immune functions of epithelial cells and macrophages during pneumonia
Trudy Oliver, University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, USA
Abstract title:Sox2 cooperates with Lkb1 loss to promote squamous cell lung cancer
Reynold Panettieri, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Airway smooth muscle: a target for novel therapies in asthma and COPD
Manolis Pasparakis, University of Cologne, GERMANY
Seung-Yong Seong, Seoul National University College of Medicine, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Damage-Associate Molecular Pattern : From theory to New Drug development to control inflammatory diseases
Huahao Shen, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Abstract title:Upregulation of mTOR in pulmonary epithelium promotes LPS-induced Acute Lung Injury
Barry Stripp, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Victor Thannickal, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Abstract title: Biology of Aging in the Pathogenesis of Lung Fibrosis
Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State Univesity, USA
Abstract title: A CRISPR response to viruses that infect Bacteria
Min Wu, University of North Dakota, USA
Abstract title:Autophagy blocks the road of bacterial invasion by indulging complex networks
Jianqing Xu, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan Unviersity, China
Abstract title:Protective Roles by innate and adaptive Immune Responses during H7N9 Infection
Nanshan Zhong, State Key Lab of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Medical University, CHINA
Abstract title:Progress in treating emerging respiratory infectious diseases in China since 2003 SARS-CoV outbreak

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, 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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