Meetings & Courses

Cancer and Metabolism

Suzhou, China 
September 19-23, 2016  

Abstract deadline: Aug 8, 2016

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Organized by:

Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University, USA

Shengcai Lin, Xiamen University, China

Hongyuan Rob Yang, University of New South Wales, Australia

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cancer and Metabolism 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 September 19, and will conclude after lunch on September 23, 2016.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in cancer and metabolism. 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.

Proliferating tumor cells have different metabolic requirements than most normal differentiated cells. Cell proliferation requires nutrient uptake not only for their bioenergetic needs but also to support macromolecule synthesis and redox balance. Metabolic pathways that support the bioenergetic and biosynthetic needs as well as redox balance in cancer cells are being elucidated. Furthermore accumulating evidence suggests that metabolism is actively regulated to support cell growth, and that this regulation is coupled with the signal transduction pathways that control cell growth and proliferation. The meeting will cover the metabolic and signaling pathways that are necessary for cancer.

Major Topics:
1. Organismal Metabolism
2. Metabolic Pathways
3. Signaling
4. Metabolic Stress
5. Cancer Metabolism In Vivo
6. Redox Biology
7. Microenvironment

Keynote Speakers:
Grahame Hardie, University of Dundee,UNITED KINGDOM
Celeste Simon, HHMI/University of Pennsylvania,USA


Invited Speakers:
Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University, USA
Abstract title: Mitochondrial metabolism of normal and cancer cells
Heather Christofk, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title: Metabolic reprogramming mechanisms: lessons learned from viruses
Chi Van Dang, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract title: MYC, Metabolic Oscillation, and Therapy
Ralph DeBerardinis, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: Oncogenic control of mitochondrial metabolism in cancer cells and tumors
Marcia Haigis, Harvard Medical School, USA
Nissim Hay, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Abstract title: Exploiting cancer metabolism for cancer therapy
Matthew Vander Heiden, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, USA
Abstract title: The role of metabolism in supporting tumor growth
Sheng-Cai Lin, Xiamen University, CHINA
Abstract title: Sensing metabolic stresses and reprogramming of metabolic pathways
Jason Locasale, Duke University, USA
Abstract title: Glucose and one carbon metabolism in cancer
Brendan Manning, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Abstract title: Oncogenic signaling pathways converge on mTORC1 to promote anabolic metabolism
Sue-Goo Rhee, Yonsei University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Biochemical Properties and Functions of Mitochondrial Peroxiredoxin V
Philipp Scherer, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: Stromal contributions of adipocytes to cancer
Tony Tiganis, Monash University, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases and STATs in Obesity and Cancer
Yiguo Wang, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Signal Regulation of Hepatic Lipid Metabolism
Eileen White, Rutgers University/The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, USA
Abstract title: Autophagy Provides Metabolic Substrates to Maintain Energy Charge and Nucleotide Pools in Ras-Driven Lung Cancer Cells
Mian Wu, University of Science & Technology of China, CHINA
Abstract title: c-Myc-regulated lncRNA-IDH1 promotes IDH1 enzymatic activity
Chenqi Xu, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Cholesterol metabolism and T-cell antitumor immunity
(Hongyuan) Rob Yang, University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: The role of oxysterol binding proteins in cancer development
Weiwei Yang, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Macrophage-associated PGK1 phosphorylation promotes aerobic glycolysis and tumorigenesis
Shimin Zhao, Fudan University, CHINA
Abstract title: Sensing and Transmitting Intracellular Amino Acid Signals through Reversible Lysine Aminoacylation
Yingming Zhao, The University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title: A family of lysine acylation pathways and their possible roles in cancer

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 September, 2016.

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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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