Liver Development, Metabolism, Disease & Cancer  (Virtual)

Hosted by Cold Spring Harbor Asia, Suzhou, China


December 7-December 10, 2021(sessions will be Asia timezone-friendly) 

Abstract deadline: November 5, 2021

Organized by:

Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California San Diego

Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences

Eli Pikarsky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Université de Paris

This virtual conference will be conducted on 'Zoom Webinar'. CSH Asia will inform all the registrants of all necessary information about the zoom meeting, including the meeting ID and the link to the zoom meeting room, at least one week before the start of the meeting via email. Please do check your mailbox from time to time. For inquiries, please contact us via [email protected]


The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us - we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.


The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in the study of Liver and 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. Biology of liver progenitor cells and development

2. Liver metabolism and metabolic diseases
3. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver steatosis
4. Liver fibrogenesis and therapeutics
5. Mechanism and diagnosis of liver cancer
6. Tumor microenvironment and immunotherapy   

7. Development of iPS cells for therapy

Keynote Speakers:

Gerald Shulman, Yale School of Medicine

Kenneth Zaret, University of Pennsylvania

Invited Speakers:

Fan Bai, Peking University

David Brenner, University of California, San Diego

Xiao-wei Chen, Peking University

Xin Chen, University of California, San Francisco

Lei Dong, Nanjing University

Stephen Duncan, The Medical University of South Carolina 

Jian-Gao Fan, Xinhua Hospital

Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California San Diego

Brian Finck, Washington University

Florent GinhouxSingapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR

Mathias Heikenwalder, DKFZ German Cancer Research Center 

Pamela Hoodless, University of British Columbia

Pengyu Huang, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Meritxell Huch, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences

Stacey Huppert, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Jiandie Lin, The University of Michigan

Stephanie Ma, The University of Hong Kong

Xiong Ma, Renji Hospital    

Paul Monga, University of Pittsburgh

Eli Pikarsky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Liangyou Rui, The University of Michigan

Beicheng Sun, Nanjing University

Atsushi Suzuki, Kyushu University    

Jan Tchorz, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Xin-wei Wang, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute

Chengran Xu, Peking University

Pengyuan Yang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

Jing Yang, Peking University    

Hao Zhu, The University of Texas Southwestern

Dawang Zhou, Xiamen Univeristy

Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Université de Paris

and more...

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 look forward to seeing you online in December, 2021.


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