Meetings & Courses

Ubiquitin Family, Autophagy and Diseases

Suzhou, China 
April 9-13, 2018  

Abstract deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

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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
Abstract title: Ubiquitination regulated RIPK1 activation controls apoptosis and necroptosis

Invited Speakers:
Christian Behrends, Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology, GERMANY
Abstract title: Dissecting the contribution of autophagy to proteostasis by autophagosomal content profiling
Jinke Cheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, CHINA
Patrice Codogno, INSERM U1151-CNRS UMR 8253, FRANCE
Abstract title: Autophagy in organ integrity and in organ-to-organ communication
Hugues de Thé, Collège de France, FRANCE
Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Medical School, GERMANY
Abstract title: Autophagy and Ubiquitin networks in Health and Disease
Xin-hua Feng, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Kazuhiro Iwai, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Mechanisms underlying the formation and stabilization of the LUBAC ligase complex
Jianping Jin, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA
Masaaki Komatsu, Niigata University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Selective autophagy regulates lipid-oxidation through the NCoR1-PPARα axis
Yong Tae Kwon, Seoul National University College of Medicine, SOUTH KOREA
Myung-Shik Lee, Yonsei University College of Medicine, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Autophagy enhancer as a therapeutic agent against metabolic syndrome and diabetes
Zhao-Qing Luo, Purdue University, USA
Abstract title: Single protein-catalyzed ubiquitination: Mechanisms and implications in cell signaling
Frauke Melchior, ZMBH, Universität Heidelberg, GERMANY
Xiaobo Qiu, Beijing Normal University, CHINA
Ze’ev Ronai, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: Ubiquitination and degradation of GBPs by a Shigella effector to suppress host defense
Yi Sun, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Abstract title: Cross talks among three F-box proteins and two neddylation E2s
Keiji Tanaka, The Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, JAPAN
Abstract title: Cell-mediated Immunity govern by Immunoproteasome and Thymoproteasome
Yong Wan, Northwestern University, USA
Abstract title: Crosstalk between ubiquitylation and PARylation regulates KLF4-mediated genome stability and oncogenesis
Chen Wang, China Pharmaceutical University, CHINA
Abstract title: Regulating Cytosolic DNA Sensing by SUMO-Specific Protease 7
Wenyi Wei, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Deficiency in SPOP-mediated ubiquitination and degradation of BRAF confers resistance to therapeutic BRAFV600E inhibitor
Qi Xie, Institute of Genetics & Development Biology, CAS, CHINA
Li Yu, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Polyubiquitin chain-induced p62 phase separation drives autophagic cargo segregation
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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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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