Meetings & Courses

Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing

Suzhou, China 
October 10-14, 2016  

Abstract deadline: Aug 21, 2016

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Organized by:

Huck-Hui Ng,  Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore

Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, USA

Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Edward Rubin,  Joint Genome Inst., Lawrence Berkeley Lab, USA

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Systems Biology of Gene Regulation and Genome Editing 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 October 10, and will conclude after lunch on October 14, 2016.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Systems 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. Gene Regulation.
2. Genome Engineering.
3. Synthetic Biology.
4. Functional Genomics.
5. High Throughput Biology.
6. Transcriptome/Epigenome Analysis.
7. Searches for New Life.
8. Computational Biology.

Keynote Speakers:
Brenda Andrews , University of Toronto , CANADA
Abstract title: A global genetic interaction map reveals a wiring diagram of gene regulatory pathways and networks
William Greenleaf , Stanford University , USA
Abstract title: “Off-label” applications of sequencing for understanding structure and function

Invited Speakers:
Nadav Ahituv , UCSF , USA
Abstract title: Functional Characterization of Gene Regulatory Elements
Alistair Forrest, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: A mammalian long non-coding RNA atlas
Jing-Dong Jackie Han , Partner Institute for Computational Biology , CHINA
Abstract title: A Systems Approach to Reverse Engineer Lifespan Extension by Dietary Restriction
Clyde Hutchison, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Ning (Jenny) Jiang , The University of Texas at Austin , USA
Abstract title: Immune repertoire profiling by high-throughput sequencing and single cell analysis
Xiaole Shirley Liu , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University , USA
Abstract title: Computational and experimental development for CRISPR screens
Marcelo A. Nóbrega, University of Chicago, USA
Huck-Hui Ng , Genome Institute of Singapore , SINGAPORE
Abstract title: Systems Biology of Stem Cells
Len Pennacchio , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , USA
Abstract title: Genomic views of gene regulation in vivo
Shyam Prabhakar , Genome Institute of Singapore , SINGAPORE
Bing Ren , University of California San Diego , USA
Abstract title: Promoters Frequently Act as Enhancers of Spatially Close Genes in Human Cells
Rotem Sorek , Weizmann Institute of Science , ISRAEL
Abstract title: The immune system of bacteria: CRISPR and beyond
Joana A. Vidigal, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Yue Wan , Genome Insitute of Singapore , SINGAPORE
Abstract title: Detecting RNA intra- and intermolecular interactions through deep sequencing
Zhiping Weng, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Expanding the ENCODE Encyclopedia: Applications for Annotating Non-coding Variants
Wensheng Wei, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title: High-throughput Functional Screening of Coding and Non-coding Genes
Wei Xie , Tsinghua University , CHINA
Abstract title: Dynamic chromatin landscape in early mammalian development
Kosuke Yusa, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UNITED KINGDOM
Kun Zhang , University of California, San Diego , USA
Abstract title: Sequencing and mapping of RNA molecules in human adult brain

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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