Epigenetics, Chromatin & Transcription
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
May 17 - 21, 2010
Abstract Deadline: February 26, 2010

Arranged by:
Rob Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Rui-Ming Xu, Institute of Biophysics, Beijing, China
Yi Zhang, HHMI/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Epigenetics, Chromatin & Transcription which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China. The conference will begin at 7.30pm on the evening of Monday May 17, and will conclude after lunch on Friday, May 21, 2010.

This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series,  a program now in its 75th year. The conference will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions covering the latest findings across many topics in epigenetics and chromatin biology. The majority of the talks will be given by invited speakers but some talks will be chosen from openly submitted abstracts. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Histone and DNA modifications;
Nucleosome remodeling and non-coding RNAs;
Long-range chromatin interaction and chromatin domains;
Epigenetic modifications in development, differentiation,
and diseases;
Global approaches to chromatin and transcription;
Structural and functional relationship for epigenetic factors and chromatin;
New techniques and new epigenetic phenomenons.

Keynote Speakers:
Danny Reinberg, HHMI/New York University, USA
Robert Roeder, The Rockefeller University, USA
Michael G. Rosenfeld, University of California San Diego, USA
Richard Young, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Invited speakers:
Genevieve Almouzni, Institute Curie, France
Sung Hee Baek, Seoul National University, Korea
Shelley Berger, The Wistar Institute, USA
Bradley Cairns, University of Utah, USA
Xuemei Chen, University of California-Riverside, USA
Xiaodong Cheng, Emory University, USA
Gerald R. Crabtree, Stanford University, USA
Susan Gasser, Friedrich Miescher Inst. for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Shiv Grewal, National Institutes of Health, USA
Thomas Jenuwein, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Germany
Peter Jones, University of Southern California, USA
Tony Kouzarides, University of Cambridge, UK
En Li, Novartis, China
Haifin Lin, Yale University, USA
Karolin Luger, Colorado State University, USA
Huck Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Gang Pei, Shanghai Institutes of Academy of Sciences, China
Wolf Reik, The Babraham Institute, UK
Hiroyuki Sasaki, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Eric Selker, University of Oregon, USA
Yang Shi, Harvard University, USA
Ramin Shiekhattar, Wistar Institute, USA
Kevin Struhl, Harvard University, USA
Azim Surani, University of Cambridge, USA
Teruhiko Wakayama, RIKEN Laboratory of Genomic Reprogramming, Japan
Jerry Workman, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Kenneth Zaret University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jian-Kang Zhu, University of California-Riverside, USA

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and 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 May 2010.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:

Regular Pricing
Academic Package CNY 6,830 / USD 1,000
Academic Package (Single Supplement) 
CNY 7,500 / USD 1,100
Student  Package* CNY 5,460 / USD 800
Corporate Package CNY 8,880 / USD 1,300
Academic No-Housing Package CNY 4,100 / USD 600
Student No-Housing Package* CNY3,280 / USD 480
Corporate No-Housing Package CNY5,800 / USD 850

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the conference.

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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028
[email protected]