Meetings & Courses

DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability & Human Disease

Suzhou, China 
June 11-15, 2018 

Abstract deadline: TBA

Organized by:

Antony Carr, University of Sussex, UK

Daochun Kong, Peking University, China

Binghui Shen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, USA

Patrick Sung, Yale University, USA

Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute, UK



We are pleased to announce
 the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability & Human 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 June 11, and will conclude after lunch on June 15, 2018.

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

Major Topics:
1. DNA replication & replication fork stability
2. Repair of DNA lesions
3. Chromatin structure & DNA metabolism
4. Genomic instability & disease

Keynote Speakers:

Invited Speakers:
Antony Carr, University of Sussex, UNITED KINGDOM
Petr Cejka,Università della Svizzera italiana, SWITZERLAND
Junjie Chen, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Julie Cooper, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA
John Diffley, The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom
Jessica Downs, Institute of Cancer Research, UNITED KINGDOM
Vanesa Gottifredi, Fundación Instituto Leloir, ARGENTINA
Roger Greenberg, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
Eric Greene, Columbia University, USA
Daochun Kong, Peking University, China
Karim Labib, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Gaëlle Legube, Université de Toulouse, UT3, FRANCE
Qing Li, Peking University, China
Andre Nussenzweig, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA
Kristijan Ramadan, University of Oxford, UK
Binghui Shen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, USA
Patrick Sung, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Jesper Svejstrup, The Francis Crick Institute, UNITED KINGDOM
Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute, UNITED KINGDOM
Xingzhi Xu, Shenzhen University, CHINA
Wei Yang, NIH Intramural Research Program, USA
Yungui Yang, Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS, China
Yuxin Yin, Peking University, CHINA
Xiaolan Zhao, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Lee Zou, MGH Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School, USA

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 June, 2018.

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May 14th, 2018

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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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