Meetings & Courses

Cell Signaling & Metabolism in Development & Disease

Suzhou, China 
October 9-13, 2017

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Abstract deadline: Aug 25, 2017

Organized by:

Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego, USA

Dianqing Dan Wu, Yale University, USA

Chenqi Xu, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS, China

Yingzi Yang, Harvard University, USA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cell Signaling & Metabolism in Development & Disease 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 9, and will conclude after lunch on October 13, 2017.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Signal Transduction. 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:
Developmental signaling
Signaling in cell death and autophagy
Signaling in Metastasis and angiogenesis
Signaling in Cancer immunity
Immune and Cancer metabolism

Keynote Speakers:
Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title: De novo lipogenesis induced by ER stress is essential for hepatic steatosis and its progression to NASH
Erika Pearce, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology & Epigenetics, GERMANY
Abstract title: T cell metabolism in the tumor microenvironment

Invited Speakers:
Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title: Dissecting the tumor-suppressing effects of classical oncoprotiens in liver cancer
Hua Gu, Montreal Clinical Research Institute, CANADA
Jun-Lin Guan, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Autophagy in the regulation of breast cancer and neural stem cells
Kun-Liang Guan, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title: The Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and cancer
Jin Jiang, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA
Abstract title: Hippo and BMP signaling in gut homeostasis and regeneration
Qunying Lei, Fudan University, China
Abstract title: Metabolites Promote Hepatocarcinoma Cancer Development
Ming Li, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title: Nutrient Signaling and Metabolism in Control of Organismal Homeostasis and Immune Responses
Lin Li, Shanghai Insititutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, CHINA
Anning Lin, University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title: Coherent Feedforward Systems Control in the Suppression of TNF-induced Apoptosis
Zheng-Gang Liu, National Cancer Institute, USA
Abstract title: The regulation of TNF-induced necroptosis and cancer
Jorge Moscat, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Abstract title: p62, from cancer metabolism to the metabolism of cancer
Benjamin Neel, NYU School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: PIK3C3 is an obligate haploinsufficient tumor suppressor gene in lung cancer
Christof Niehrs, German Cancer Research Center, GERMANY
Abstract title: Novel Wnt/LRP6 signaling regulators
Stefan Offermanns, Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research, GERMANY
Abstract title: Mechanisms of tumor cell extravasation during metastasis
Jeffrey Pollard, The University of Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title: Cancer educates Myeloid cells to promote malignancy
Bing Su,Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, CHINA
Abstract title: The mTORC2-AGC signaling axis in lymphocyte growth and metabolic regulation
Shao-Cong Sun, The Univeristy of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title: Regulation of autoimmunity and cancer immunity by ubiquitin-dependent signaling
Hongyang Wang, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Institute/Hospital, CHINA
Abstract title: "New Understanding of EGFR/CHKA/AKT Signaling in Hepatocellular Carcinoma"
Dianqing Dan Wu, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Han-Chung Wu, Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN
Abstract title: Extracellular domain of EpCAM enhances tumor progression through EGFR signaling in colon cancer cells
Zhi-Xiong Jim Xiao, Sichuan University, CHINA
Abstract title: Oncogenic and AMPK signaling in cancer metastasis
Chenqi Xu, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Membrane lipids and T-cell immunity
Yingzi Yang, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title: Hepatic Hippo signaling inhibits pro-tumoral microenvironment to suppress hepatocellular carcinoma
Yi Zeng, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Protein C Receptor as a surface marker for mammary stem cells & beyond
Chen-Yu Zhang, Nanjing University, CHINA
Limin Zheng, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Abstract title: Myeloid Cells in Human Tumor Microenvironments
Dawang Zhou, Xiamen Univeristy, China
Abstract title: Hippo signaling in liver regeneration and cancer development

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, 2017.

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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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