Synthetic Biology
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
November 26 - 30, 2012
Abstract deadline extended to Oct 5th, 2012

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Organized by:
Guoqiang Chen, Tsinghua University, China
Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Insitute of Science and Technology, Korea
Birger Lindberg Møller, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hiroki Ueda, RIKEN Kobe Institute, Japan


We are pleased to announce the 2nd CSH Asia Synthetic Biology meeting which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday November 26, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 30, 2012.

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. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Microbial genome engineering
2. Genome engineering of eukaryotic system
3. Designing cellular circuits
4. Metabolic engineering for chemicals, fuels and materials
5. Emerging tools of synthetic biology

Keynote Speakers:
Birger Lindberg Møller, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract title: Plant Power: the Ultimate Way to Go Green
Lars Nielsen, The University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA

Abstract title:Genome scale regulatory network modeling
Sven Panke
Abstract title:Towards a rational in vitro synthetic biology for fine chemical production

Invited Speakers:
Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Abstract title:Changing how cells respire using synthetic biology
Hal Alper, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Abstract title:Synthetic control of transcription: from hybrid promoters to promoter engineering to synthetic operon design
Guoqiang Chen
, Tsinghua University, CHINA

Abstract title:Genomic Manipulation for Microbial Production of Diverse Polyesters
Byung-Kwan Cho, KAIST, KOREA
Abstract title:TBA
Victor de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia SPAIN
Abstract title:Deep genetic refactoring of Pseudomonas putida for environmental biocatalysis
Lothar Eggeling, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Abstract title: Metabolite sensors for single-cell isolation of producing bacteria
Justin Gallivan, Emory University, USA
Abstract title:Synthetic riboswitches for controlling bacterial gene expression
Ulrik Gether, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract title:Neurotransmitter: sodium:symporters: molecular function and perspectives for synthetic biology
Ramon Gonzalez, Rice University, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Björn Hamberger, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract title:Plants for the future: The biosynthetic toolbox for production of high-value diterpenoid metabolites
Gyoo Yeol Jung, POSTECH, South Korea
Abstract title:Synthetic RNA Devices for Evolutionary Metabolic Engineering
Sun Chang Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Sciences and Technology, South Korea
Abstract title: 
A minimized E. coli genome as a bioengin(a microbial chassis) for biotechnology
Jin-Soo Kim, Seoul National University, KOREA
Abstract title:Precision genome editing in cells and animals with ZFNs and TALENs
Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Insitute of Science and Technology, KOREA
Abstract title:Metabolic engineering of E. coli for propanol
Yin Li, Institute of Microbiology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:TBA
Qi Ouyang, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Biological network engineering in synthetic biology
Brian Pfleger, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Abstract title:Metabolic Engineering of Bacteria for Production of Specialty Chemicals
Henrik Vibe Scheller, Joint BioEnergy Institute, USA
Abstract title:Plant synthetic biology: Engineering of plants for use as biorefinery feedstocks
Dimitrios Stamou, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract title:Lipid membrane nanotechnology for synthetic biology.
Hiroki Ueda, RIKEN Kobe Institute, JAPAN
Abstract title:Systems and synthetic biology of biological timings
Daisuke Umeno, Chiba University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Development of the evolutionary design platform for genetic switches and circuits.
Antonio Villaverde, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SPAIN
Horst Vogel, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Abstract title:TBA
Tom Vosch, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract title:Fluorescent silver nanocluster/DNA probes for microRNA detection
Yi Yang, East China University of Science and Technology, CHINA
Abstract title:Light-switchable gene expression systems in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
Tetsuya Yomo, Osaka University, Japan
Abstract title:Experimental evolution of the RNA-protein cell model
Yeo Joon Yoon, Ewha Womans University, KOREA
Abstract title:Combinatorial Biosynthesis and Synthetic Biology: Engineering the Biosynthetic Pathways of Natural Products
Oliver Yu, Wuxi New Way Biotechnology Co. China
Abstract title: Step-wise increase of styrene biosynthesis by structure-based protein engineering
Guoping Zhao, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences, CAS, China
Abstract title:TBA
Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Abstract title:Synthetic Biology: Putting Synthesis into Biology

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 November.

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Package Content:

Package TypeEarlyNormalLate
Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:
September 14th,
 October 29th, 2012Before 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¥6,345$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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