Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery 

Suzhou, China  

May 27-31, 2024

Abstract deadline: April 19, 2024



Organized by:

Young-Tae Chang, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Haian Fu, Emory University School of Medicine
Giulio Superti-Furga Austrian Academy of Sciences
Liyun Zhang, Nankai University

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery 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 May 27, and will conclude after lunch on May 31, 2024.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in chemical biology, particularly in the application for drug discovery. 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. Chemical probes
2. Bioimaging
3. Reverse ageing
4. Biosynthesis and engineering
5. Chemoproteomics 
6. Synthetic chemical biology
7. Chemical epigenetics
8. Translational chemical biology and drug discovery

Keynote Speakers:

Giulio Superti-Furga, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Shaomeng Wang, University of Michigan

Invited Speakers:

Yimon Aye, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Young-Tae Chang, Pohang University of Science and Technology

Peng Chen, Peking University

Shuibing Chen, Cornell University

Quan ChenNankai University

Xing Chen, Peking University

Alessio Ciulli, University of Dundee

Haian Fu, Emory University School of Medicine

David Furman, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Zijian GuoNanjing University

Itaru Hamachi, Kyoto University

Yanmei Li, Tsinghua University 

Hong Gil NamDaegu Catholic University 

Sek Tong Derrick Ong, National University of Singapore

Seung Bum Park, Seoul National University

Gustavo Rosania, University of Michigan

Hongzhe Sun, The University of Hong Kong

Dirk Trauner, University of Pennsylvania

Motonari Uesugi, Kyoto University

Bengang Xing, Nanyang Technological University

Liyun Zhang, Nankai University

Lixin Zhang, East China University of Science and Technology

Yan Zhang, Nanjing University

Peng Zou, Peking University

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 May, 2024.

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