Vaccine Design
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
June 3 -7, 2013
Abstract due date extended to April 12th, 2013


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Organized by:
Michael Good, Griffith University, AUSTRALIA
Yiming Shao, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CHINA
Linqi Zhang, Tsinghua University, CHINA


Cold Spring Harbor Asia (CSHA) is the Asia-Pacific subsidiary of New York based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Inaugurated in 2010, CSHA is dedicated to promote international scientific exchange in the Asia-Pacific Rim by offering scientific conferences and advanced training courses with highest quality. CSHA is pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia-Vaccine Design, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center (CSHA’s exclusive venue) in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai.

The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday June 3, 2013 and will conclude after lunch on Friday June 7, 2013.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. As a tradition of CSHL, ample social events throughout the conference will be provided in order to facilitating the cross-pollination of scientific ideas.

Major Topics:
1. Immunology of vaccine
Focus on basic understanding how an effective vaccine may/should work including innate immunity, adjuvants, systems biological approaches to studying immune responses in humans etc.
2. Translating immunity to vaccine against leading diseases: HIV, malaria, TB, cancer and others
Focus on vaccine design, delivery, eva1uation through various novel approach including systems biology.
3. Antibody and vaccine development
This session will focus more on some of the newer ideas and approaches to systemically characterize the initiation, evolution and maturation of immune responses in infected and vaccinated individuals. Novel ideas in vaccine design based on structure-function relationship between antibodyantigen should also been highlighted.

Keynote Speakers:
Dennis Burton, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Abstract title: HIV vaccine targets identified by broadly neutralizing antibodies

David Ho, Aaron Diamond AIDS Res Center, USA
Abstract title: Construction and eva1uation of Potent Neutralizing Antibodies for Passive Immunization against HIV

Invited Speakers:
Gabrielle Belz, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Abstract title: Sentinal protection of mucosal tissues - insights to development, lineage relationships and protection by innate lymphoid cells
Luigi Buonaguro, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy
Abstract title: Structured particles as vaccine strategy
Michael Good, Griffith University, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Strain and species-transcending immunity induced by exposure to low doses of blood stage malaria parasites - a new paradigm for vaccine development
Ken Ishii, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation(NIBIO), Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFREC), Osaka University, Japan
Abstract title: Biomarkers and molecular mechanisms of vaccine adjuvant
Rajiv Khanna, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Abstract title: Challenges in designing prophylactic vaccines against human herpesviruses
David Klatzmann, UMR 7211 UPMC/CNRS, Pierre & Marie Curie University, France
Abstract title: Towards preventive and therapeutic HCV vaccines: induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies using a novel VLP-based vaccine platform
Mi-Na Kweon, International Vaccine Institute, Korea
Abstract title: Acute epithelial death plays a role in intrinsic defense against enteric bacteria
Thomas Lehner, Kings College London, UK
Abstract title: Innate and adaptive mechanism by the AID/APOBEC family deaminases in protecting immunized macaques from SIV/HIV mucosal infection
Larry (Huaxin) Liao, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: The Path Forward For HIV Vaccine Development: Regulation of Protective Antibodies
Shan Lu, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: DNA vaccination at the cross road of acquired and innate immunities
M. Juliana McElrath, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Abstract title: Defining Relevant Immune Targets for Protection Against HIV-1 Infection by Vaccination
James Mullins, University of Washington, USA
Abstract title: Alteration of the immundominance hierarchy of HIV-1 Gag induced by a DNA vaccine expressing conserved elements of p24gag in macaques
David Pascual, Montana State University, USA
Abstract title: Mucosal Vaccination Protects Against Pulmonary and Systemic Brucellosis
Ruth Ruprecht, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Abstract title: Humoral Correlates of Protection against Mucosal Simian-human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission
Yiming Shao, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Abstract title: The past achievement, current challenges and future opportunities for vaccine research in China
Zhong Su, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, China
Abstract title: Development of a transgenic whole pathogen blood-stage malaria vaccine
Richard Wyatt, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Abstract title: HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein immunogen/vaccine design and analysis
Cassian Yee, University of Washington, USA
Abstract title: T Cell Therapy and Cancer Vaccines: Two sides. Same Coin
Linqi Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title: Antibody profiling, epitope mapping and vaccine design based on yeast surface display system
Tongqing Zhou, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID/NIH, USA
Abstract title: From antibody to antibodyome: Seeking the coordinates for an effective HIV-1 vaccine
Abstract title: Combining Deep Sequencing and Protein Design - A Systematic Approach to Vaccine Development

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 June 2013.

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Package Content:

Package TypeEarly
Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:
March 22,2013 May 6, 2013Before Arrival 
*CSHA Endowed Student¥1,530$250¥1,700$275¥1,870$300
Includes meeting pass only (special offer)
Student No Housing¥3,750$605¥4,000$645¥4,250$685
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Share Room for 4 nights.
Academic No Housing¥5,100$825¥5,500$890¥5,900$955
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Media No Housing¥3,300$535¥3,500$570¥3,700$605
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Corporate No Housing¥6,340$1,025¥6,880$1,115¥7,420$1,205
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Remark:  Lunch, Supper, Tea Break & Social Activities (¥1,500 or $250); Room Rate(Single) :(¥2,000 or $320) & (Shared): (¥1,000 or $160), Breakfast is included in the Room Rate. The Package Price is based on the RMB price, price in USD is according to the exchange rate fluctuations.

Please kindly note:

1. The early & normal 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 full 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.

2. For Student Package registered participants, please add your roommate requirement during the online registration. Otherwise, we’ll assign you a roommate among other student participants.

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

4. Please inform us your request on extra day (USD 80/CNY 500 per day) and food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

5.We offer CSHA endowed student package for graduate students (student ID is required). This special offer only includes the meeting session pass. Housing, food and social activities are not included in the package.

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