Meetings & Courses

Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription

Suzhou, China 
April 16-20, 2018  

Abstract deadline: TBA

Organized by:

Genevieve Almouzni, Curie Institute, France

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University, Japan

Yang Shi, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China 



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription 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 April 16, and will conclude after lunch on April 20, 2018.

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

Keynote Speakers:
Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute/MIT, USA
Barbara Meyer, HHMI / U. C. Berkeley, USA
Dinshaw Patel, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Robert Roeder, The Rockefeller University, USA

Invited Speakers:
Asifa Akhtar, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology & Epigenetics, GERMANY
Genevieve Almouzni, Institut Curie/Section de Recherche, UMR218, FRANCE
Sung Hee Baek, Seoul National University, KOREA
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Deborah Bourc'his, Institut CURIE, FRANCE
Brad Cairns, University of Utah, USA
Xin Chen, Johns Hopkins University, usa
Chuan He, The University of Chicago, USA
Thomas Jenuwein, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology & Epigenetics, GERMANY
Tetsuji Kakutani, National Institute of Genetics, JAPAN
Robert Klose, Oxford University, UNITED KINGDOM
Qing Li, Peking University, China
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Geeta Narlikar, UCSF, USA
Sophie Polo, CNRS/Paris Diderot University, FRANCE
Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Dirk Schübeler, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, SWITZERLAND
Yang Shi, Harvard Medical School,
Mikiko Siomi, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
David Tremethick, Australian National University, AUSTRALIA
Wei Xie, Tsinghua University, China
Guoliang Xu, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS, China
Rui-ming Xu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Yanhui Xu, Fudan University, China
Yi Zhang, HHMI, Harvard Medical School / Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Bing Zhu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China

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 April, 2018.

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