Meetings & Courses

DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability & Human Disease

Suzhou, China  
October 12-16, 2020,
Abstract deadline: July 31, 2020 

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Organized by:

Daochun Kong, Peking University

Antony Carr, University of Sussex

Binghui Shen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Patrick Sung, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Stephen West, London Research Institute


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 October 12, 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 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:
Antony Carr, University of Sussex
Ian Hickson, University of Copenhagen

Patrick Sung, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Invited Speakers:
Kara Bernstein, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex
Judith Campbell, California Institute of Technology
Irene Chiolo, University of Southern California
Dipanjan Chowdhury, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, University of California, Davis
Karl-Peter Hopfner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Daochun Kong, Peking University
Guo-Min Li, Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Massimo Lopes, University of Zurich
Zhenkun Lou, Mayo Clinic
Huiqiang Lou, China Agricultural University
Susan Rosenberg, Baylor College of Medicine
Ralph Scully, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Binghui Shen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Katsuhiko Shirahige, The University of Tokyo
Lorraine Symington, Columbia University
Frank Uhlmann, The Francis Crick Institute
Haico Van Attikum, Leiden University Medical Center
Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute
Dongyi Xu, Peking University
Shan Zha, Columbia University
Zhiguo Zhang, Columbia University
Lee Zou, Harvard Medical School MGH

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 October, 2020.

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September 14, 2020

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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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