Frontiers of Immunology in Health and Diseases

Suzhou, China
September2-6, 2014
Abstract Deadline extended to: July 13, 2014

Organized by:
Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China
Richard Flavell, HHMI/Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Tadatsugu Taniguchi, University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science, Japan

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Frontiers of Immunology in Health and Diseases 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 Tuesday September 2, and will conclude after lunch on September 6, 2014.


The symposium is intended to bring together immunologists and scientists in related fields from around the world to an open forum, exchanging opinions and experiences on the latest findings and progresses. Through meeting of talented minds, knowledge will be deepened, views broadened, creativity generated in the fundamental and clinical immunology, an exciting area where we share our passion and endeavors.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in immunology research. 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. Innate immunity
2. Mucosal immunity
3. Inflammation and diseases
4. Regulation of T/B cell response
5. Development and maintenance of the immune system
6. Genetic analyses of immune diseases
7. Innate and adaptive immunities against tumor
8. Clinical studies on cancer immunotherapy: recent progress

Keynote Speakers:
Max Cooper ,Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:How did our adaptive immune system evolve?
Shigeo Koyasu ,RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan
Abstract title:Role of Natural Helper Cells, a member of group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), in allergic inflammation

Invited Speakers:
Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China
Abstract title:TBA
Zhijian James Chen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:Innate immune sensing and signaling of cytosolic DNA
Gen-Hong Cheng,
 University of California Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Hongbo Chi,
 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Abstract title:Interplay between mTOR signaling and cell metabolism in T cell fate decisions
Chen Dong,
 Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title:TBA
Richard Flavell,
 Yale University, USA
Abstract title:Inflammasomes in health, dysbiosis, and disease
Florent Ginhoux,
 Singapore Immunology Network SIgN, Singapore
Abstract title:Dendritic Cell and Macrophage Ontogeny
Gillian Griffiths,
 Cambridge Institute for Medical Research,UK
Abstract title:Mechanisms controlling secretion at the immunological synapse
Kenya Honda,
 RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan
Abstract title:Th17 responses to epithelial-adhering intestinal microbes
Kenji Kabashima,
 Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Abstract title:Inducible skin associated lymphoid tissue (iSALT) in cutaneous immune responses
Hajime Karasuyama,
 Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Abstract title:Basophils have emerged as a key player in immunity
Stefan Kaufmann,
 Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
Abstract title:Immune Response to Tuberculosis: A Delicate Balance between Protection and Pathogenesis
Yutaka Kawakami,
 Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Abstract title:Cancer-induced differential immune-status among patients and it’s modification for effective cancer treatment
Eun-Kyeong Jo,
 Chungnam National University, South Korea
Abstract title:Small Heterodimer Partner Negatively Regulates Activation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome
Maria Lafaille,
 Singapore Immunology Network SIgN, Singapore
Abstract title:The unique regulation of IgE B cell responses
Ming Li,
 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:The Cellular and Molecular Origin of Tumor-associated Macrophages
Takashi Nagasawa,
 Kyoto University, Japan
Abstract title:The microenvironmental niches for hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in bone marrow
Hiroshi Ohno,
 RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan
Abstract title:Gut microbe-derived butyrate can induce colonic pTreg differentiation
Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Takashi Saito,
 RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science, Japan
Abstract title:T cell activation and differentiation upon direct sensing of nucleic acids
Charles D Surh,
 The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Abstract title:Regulation of Immune Homeostasis to dietary antigens
Tadatsugu Taniguchi,
 The University of Tokyo, Japan
Abstract title:Self and non-self in the innate immune system; HMGB1 and CLR family in inflammation and anti-tumor immunity
Anlong Xu,
 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China
Abstract title:Amphioxus is a key model for studying the evolution of vertebrate
Kazuhiko Yamamoto,
 The University of Tokyo, Japan
Abstract title:TGF-ß3 expressing CD4+CD25-LAG3+ regulatory T cells control humoral immune responses
Sho Yamasaki, Kyushu University, Japan
Abstract title:Adjuvant recognition through C-type lectin receptors

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 $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in September 2014.

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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 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.

3. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

4. 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.

5. 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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