Synthetic Biology

Suzhou, China 
October 21-25, 2019

Abstract deadline: August 30, 2019 


Organized by:


Junbiao Dai, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, CHINA

Jay Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Akihiko KondoRIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JAPAN

Beatrix Suess, Technische Universität Darmstadt, GERMANY

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Synthetic Biology 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 October 21, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 25, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics Synthetic 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.

Major Topics:
1. Prokaryotic Genome Engineering

2. Genome Engineering of Eukaryotic Systems
3. Designing Cellular Circuits
4. Metabolic Engineering for Chemicals, Fuels and Materials
5. Emerging tools of Synthetic Biology

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region:
Jef D. Boeke, New York University Langone Medical Center, USA
George Church, Harvard Medical School, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region:
Yasunori Aizawa,
 Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN
Yizhi Cai, University of Manchester, UK
James Carothers, University of Washington, USA
John Chaput, University of California, Irvine, USA
Matthew Wook Chang, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Guo-Qiang Chen, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Byung Kwan Cho, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), KOREA
Lei Dai, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, CHINA
Junbiao Dai, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, CHINA
Barbara Di Ventura, University of Freiburg, GERMANY
Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge, UK
Roman Jerala, National Institute of Chemistry, SLOVENIA
Jay Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Akihiko Kondo, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JAPAN
Chenli Liu, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology,CAS, CHINA
Julius Lucks, Northwestern University, USA
Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Zhongjun Qin, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology , CAS, CHINA
Hirohide Saito, Kyoto university, JAPAN
Zengyi Shao, Iowa State University, USA
Friedrich Simmel, Technical University Munich, GERMANY
Beatrix Suess, Technische Universität Darmstadt, GERMANY
Eriko Takano, University of Manchester, UK
Christopher Voigt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Jiangyun Wang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
XianEn Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Chao Zhong, ShanghaiTech University, CHINA

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 Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in October, 2019.

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