From Plant Biology to Crop Biotechnology
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
October 25 - 29, 2010
Abstract Deadline: September 8, 2010

Schedule Overview

Arranged by:
Nam-Hai Chua, The Rockefeller University, USA
David Jackson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Jiayang Li, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Kazuo Shinozaki, RIKEN, Japan

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference From Plant Biology to Crop Biotechnology 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 October 25th, and will conclude after lunch on Friday, October 29th, 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 plant and crop biotechnology. 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.

Stem cells, development and morphogenesis
Hormone signaling pathways
Abiotic stress responses
Host-pathogen interactions
Growth and Metabolism
Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics
Genes, networks and Systems Biology
Evolution and Phylogeny
Trait Engineering
Marker assisted breeding/Crop biotechnology

Keynote Speakers:
Cathie Martin, John Innes Institute, UK
Marjori Matzke, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

Invited speakers:
John Browse, Washington State University, USA
Bernie Carroll, The University of Queensland, Australia
Xiaoya Chen, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, CHINA
Nam-Hai Chua, The Rockefeller University, USA
Xiangdong Fu, Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology, CHINA
Hiroo Fukuda, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Guangcun He, Wuhan University, CHINA
Zuhua He, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CHINA
Tetsuya Higashiyama, Nagoya University, JAPAN
Inhwan Hwang, Pohang University of Science & Technology, KOREA
Toshiro Ito, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, SINGAPORE
Takeshi Izawa, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, JAPAN
Tetsuji Kakutani, National Institute of Genetics, JAPAN
Ilha Lee, Seoul National University, KOREA
Young Sook Lee, Pohang University of Science & Technology, KOREA
HongGil Nam, Pohang University of Science & Technology, KOREA
Chung-Mo Park, Seoul National University, KOREA
Kazuki Saito, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, JAPAN
Rod Wing, University of Arizona, USA
Yongbiao Xue, Institute of Genetics & Developmental Biology, CHINA

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 October 2010.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:

Regular Pricing
Academic With Housing Package CNY 7,500 / USD 1,100
Academic No Housing Package CNY 5,500 / USD 800
Corporate With Housing Package CNY 8,880 / USD 1,300
Corporate No Housing Package CNY 6,880 / USD 1000

Student With Housing Package*CNY 5,000 / USD 735
Student No Housing Package 
CNY 4,000 / USD 585
Student Registration Only Package CNY 3,000 / USD 440

Media Pricing
Media With Housing Package CNY 5,500 / USD 800
Media No Housing Package CNY 3,500 / USD 515

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing.Graduate students will be housed double occupancy. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Student Registration Only Package includes registration and coffee breaks only. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

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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]