Meetings & Courses

Cilia & Centrosomes

Suzhou, China
October 14-18, 2019

Abstract deadline:August 23, 2019 
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Organized by:

Meng-Fu Bryan Tsou, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Fanni Gergely, University of Cambridge, UK

Hiroshi Hamada, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan

Gert Jansen, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Guangshuo Ou, Tsinghua University, China

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cilia & Centrosomes 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 14, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 18, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Cilia & Centrosomes. 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. Evolution of cilia and centrosomes
2. Cilia and centrosome biogenesis
3. Biophysics of cilia and centrosomes
4. Cilia and centrosomes in development
5. Sensory functions of cilia
6. Cilia and centrosomes in motility
7. Cilia and centrosome structure
8. Cilia and centrosome diseases

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Jeremy Reiter, University of California San Francisco, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Renata Basto, Institute Curie, FRANCE
Tamara Caspary, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

Dennis Diener, Max Planck Institute, GERMANY
Jessica Feldman, Stanford University, USA
Elif Firat-Karalar, Koc University, TURKEY
Fanni Gergely, University of Cambridge, UK
Gillian Griffiths, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UNITED KINGDOM
Hiroshi Hamada, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, JAPAN
Kaiyao Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Gert Jansen, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Jadranka Loncarek, NIH/NCI, USA
Jens Lüders, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, SPAIN
Maxence Nachury, University of California San Francisco, USA
Zeynep Ökten, Technical University Munich, GERMANY
Guangshuo Ou, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Junmin Pan, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Lotte Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK
Laurence Pelletier, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, MSH, CANADA
Erwin Peterman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Kunsoo Rhee, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University, USA
Nathalie Spassky, IBENS, FRANCE
Tang Tang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan[CHINA]
Meng-Fu Bryan Tsou, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Chengtian Zhao, Ocean University of China, 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 October, 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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