Meetings & Courses

Ubiquitin Family, Autophagy and Diseases

Suzhou, China 
April 9-13, 2018  

Abstract deadline: TBA

Organized by:

Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Medical School, Germany

Jianping Jin, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA

Xiaobo Qiu, Beijing Normal University, China

Tamotsu Yoshimori, Osaka University, Japan

Hong Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Ubiquitin Family, Autophagy and Diseases 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 9, and will conclude after lunch on April 13, 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:
1. Conjugation systems for ubiquitin &ubiquitin-like proteins
2. Autophagy networks
3. Removal of ubiquitin & ubiquitin-like proteins
4. Proteasome: Insight functions & physiology
5. Ubiquitin & selective autophagy
6. Regulation by ubiquitin-like proteins
7. Ubiquitin, ubiquitin-like, & human diseases
8. Autophagy & human diseases

Keynote Speakers:
Aaron Ciechanover, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ISRAEL
Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School, USA

Invited Speakers:
Jinke Cheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, CHINA
Hugues de Thé, Collège de France, FRANCE
Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Medical School, GERMANY
Xin-hua Feng, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Kazuhiro Iwai, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Jianping Jin, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA
Masaaki Komatsu, Niigata University, JAPAN
Yong Tae Kwon, Seoul National University College of Medicine, SOUTH KOREA
Myung-Shik Lee, Yonsei University College of Medicine, SOUTH KOREA
Beth Levine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Frauke Melchior, ZMBH, Universität Heidelberg, GERMANY
Xiaobo Qiu, Beijing Normal University, CHINA
Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Anne Simonsen, The University of Oslo, NORWAY
Herbert Virgin, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA
Yong Wan, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, USA
Tamotsu Yoshimori, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, JAPAN
Richard Youle, National Institutes of Health, USA
Li Yu, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Hong Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Lingqiang Zhang, Beijing Proteomics Research Center, 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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