Meetings & Courses

Membrane Proteins: from Physiology to Pharmacology

Suzhou, China 
May 6-10, 2019
Abstract deadline: February 22, 2019

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Organized by:

Nancy Carrasco, Yale University, School of Medicine, USA

Baoliang Song, Wuhan University, China

Chris Tate, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Nieng Yan, Princeton University, USA



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Membrane Proteins: from Physiology to Pharmacology 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 May 6, and will conclude after lunch on Friday.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in membrane proteins. 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. Membrane excitability
2. Membrane proteins in signal transduction
3. Membrane transport
4. Lipid metabolism
5. Organelle dynamics
6. Membrane proteins and disease
7. Drug discovery

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Francisco Bezanilla, The University of Chicago, USA
Carol Robinson, University of Oxford, UK

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Christopher Ahern, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, USA
Nancy Carrasco, Yale University, School of Medicine, USA
Yuxing Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, CHINA
Mary Collins, The University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Karen Davies, The Babraham Institue, UNITED KINGDOM
Hailan Hu, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Christophe Koth, Genentech, USA
Wanda Kukulski, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Shengcai Lin, Xiamen University, CHINA
Jen Liou, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Karin Reinisch, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Simon Scheuring, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Yigong Shi, Westlake University/Tsinghua University, China
Baoliang Song, Wuhan University, CHINA
Chris Tate, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Andrew Tobin, University of Glasgow, UK
Hongwei Wang, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Ernest Wright, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Beili Wu, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CHINA
Chenqi Xu, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, CHINA
Nieng Yan, Princeton University, USA
Hongyuan Yang, Universityof New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Bei Zhang , Pfizer, USA
Litao Zhang, Bristol-Myers Squibb, 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 May, 2019.

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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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