Iron, Reactive Oxygen Species & Ferroptosis in Life, Death & Disease, AWAJI, JAPAN

Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN

October 10 - October 14, 2022

Abstract deadline: August 12, 2022

Registration remains open until before the meeting starts

Organized by:

Quan Chen, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University

Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Xuejun Jiang, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Hozumi Motohashi, Tohoku University

Brent Stockwell,  Columbia University

Shinya Toyokuni, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine

日本人参加者の登録手順 Registration instructions for Japanese participants 


We are pleased to announce the the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Iron, Reactive Oxygen Species & Ferroptosis in Life, Death & Disease which will be held in Awaji, JAPAN, close to Kobe. 

Please note that entry of foreign nationals into Japan is subject to the latest border measures. You are required to read and follow the official information about entry into Japan on the website of Ministry of Foreign carefully and strictly. 

Please also note that Mask-wearing at indoor settings is still required in Japan as it remains an effective way to prevent infection.Therefore, please make sure you bring along some face marks for the meeting. A detialed guideline from the ministry of health, labour and welfare on mask use in Japan can be found here (

The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday October 10, and will conclude after lunch on October 14, 2022. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in iron, ROS & ferroptosis biology. 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. 

Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.

An excursion to Japanese Heritage:

A tour to a famous Japanese Himiji Castle (White Heron Castle) in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 is kindly arranged by Prof. Shinya Toyokuni and his lab members together with local travel agency for all interested meeting participants. To participate in the tour, please sign up at the registration desk and make payment (JPY ¥ 10,000 including entrance fee, transportation and English speaking guide) to our staff upon registration during conference. Details of the tour can be found here


Major Topics:

1. Emerging methods for detecting Fe(II), Fe(III), H2O2, superoxide, lipid peroxides and ferroptosis in cells, tissues and whole organisms
2. The use of iron, ROS and ferroptosis as biomarkers
3. Signaling and molecular regulation of iron, ROS, and ferroptosis
4. Links between metabolism, ferroptosis, iron and ROS
5. The development of chemical probes and drugs that modulate iron, ROS, and ferroptosis
6. Novel transgenic mouse and cell models for key players of the ferroptotic process
7. The role of iron, ROS and ferroptosis in diverse pathologies, and targeting iron, ROS and ferroptosis for disease treatment

Keynote Speakers: 
Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München


Invited Speakers:

José Pedro Friedmann Angeli, Rudolf Virchow Zentrum, University of Würzburg

Hülya Bayır, Pittsburgh University

Francesca Carlomagno, Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Quan Chen, Nankai University

Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Scott Dixon, Stanford University

Boyi Gan, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Raffaella Gozzelino, University of Lisbon

Wei Gu, Columbia University

Kazuhiko Igarashi, Tohoku University

Xuejun Jiang, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Nam-Soo Jwa, Sejong University

Valerian Kagan, University of Pittsburgh

Tak Mak, University of Toronto

Hozumi Motohashi, Tohoku University

Martina Muckenthaler, Heidelberg University

Osamu Nagano, Keio University

Gabriela Pagnussat, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata

Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa

Konstantin Salnikow, National Cancer Institute

Almut Schulze, DKFZ Heidelberg

Brent Stockwell, Columbia University

Shinya Toyokuni, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine

Peter Vandenabeele, University of Ghent/VIB

Fudi Wang, Zhejiang University

Junying Yuan, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

Weiping Zou, University of Michigan

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 Awaji in October, 2022.

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