Meetings & Courses

NF-kB, JAK-STAT & MAPK in Health, Disease & Therapy

Suzhou, CHINA
October 7-11, 2019

Abstract deadline: August 16th, 2019 

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Organized by:

Yinon Ben-Neriah, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, ISRAEL

Sankar Ghosh, Columbia University, USA

Eugene Chinn, Soochow University, CHINA

Bing Su, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, CHINA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on NF-kB, JAK-STAT & MAPK in Health, Disease & Therapy 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 7, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 11, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in NF-kB, JAK-STAT & MAPK. 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. Mechanisms of intersecting inflammatory pathways
2. Transcriptional regulation of inflammatory pathways
3. Regulators in inflammation in physiology and disease
4. NF-kB/MAPK/STAT signaling in immunity
5. NF-kB/MAPK/STAT signaling in cancer and inflammatory disease
6. Therapeutic targeting of inflammation & cancer

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Roger Davis, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & UMASS Med. Sch., USA
Abstract title:Metabolic stress signaling by JNK

Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title:NF-ĸB As A General Coordinator of the Inflammatory Response

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Yinon Ben-Neriah, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, ISRAEL
Abstract title:Considering alternatives to targeted cancer therapy
Eugene Chinn, Soochow University, CHINA
Abstract title:Lysine Deacetylation and Oxidation, Epigenetic STAT Regulation in Cancer
Xin-hua Feng, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Abstract title:SMAD-STAT Signaling Cross-talks: Mechanisms and Functions
Xinyuan Fu, West China Hospital, CHINA
Abstract title:The JAK-STAT pathway to a novel T cell subset Th-GM and clinical applications
Steve Gerondakis, Monash University, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:Different NF-κB proteins serve distinct roles controlling CD8 memory phenotype T cell homeostasis
Sankar Ghosh, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, USA
Abstract title:Targeting NF-kB for tumor immunotherapy
Gourisankar Ghosh, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title:Mechanisms of subunit assembly and activation of IκB Kinase (IKK) complexes
Alexander Hoffmann, UCLA, USA
Abstract title:Molecular network dynamics control hematopoetic output
Warren Leonard, NIH/NHLBI, USA
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Xin Lin, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:The impact of RIPK1 ubiquitination on TNFα-induced NF-κB activation and cell death
Mingyao Liu, East China Normal University, CHINA
Abstract title:Discovery of novel and potent STAT3 inhibitors for the treatment of solid tumors by targeting src homology 2 (SH2) domain
Xin Lu, University of Oxford, UK
Abstract title:Cell plasticity, inflammation and cancer: the p53-family connection
Daniel Peeper, Netherlands Cancer Institute, THE NETHERLANDS
Abstract title:Towards rational cancer and immune cell therapy combinations - a functional genomics approach
Ranjan Sen, National Institute on Aging, USA
Abstract title:
Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China
Abstract title:Alpha-kinase 1 is a cytosolic innate immune receptor for bacterial ADP-Heptose
Stephen Smale, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA
Abstract title:Selective transcriptional responses of macrophages to environmental stimuli
Louis Staudt, National Cancer Institute, USA
Abstract title:Genetic subtypes, oncogenic signaling and the precision therapy of diffuse large B cell lymphoma
Bing Su, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, CHINA
Abstract title:The MAPK-WNT signaling cross-talk in regulation of intestine inflammation
Shao-Cong Sun, The Univeristy of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:Noncanonical NF-κB signaling pathway in immunity and inflammation
Tse-Hua Tan, National Health Research Institutes, TAIWAN
Abstract title:MAP4K/DUSP signaling in T cell-mediated disease and cancer
Hua Yu, City of Hope, USA
Abstract title:STAT3: from fundamental discoveries to clinical translation

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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