Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders – from Genetic Discoveries to Interventions 

Suzhou, China

June 17-21, 2024   
Abstract deadline: May 3, 2024


Organized by:


Eunjoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Zilong Qiu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Jonathan Sebat, University of California, San Diego

Toru Takumi, Kobe University School of Medicine

Xiang Yu, Peking University

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders – from Genetic Discoveries to Interventions 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 June 17, and will conclude after lunch on Friday June 21, 2024.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders. 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. Autism genetics
2. Molecular & circuit mechanisms
3. Insights from neurodevelopmental disorders
4. Translational studies
5. New animal models

Keynote Speakers:

Thomas Bourgeron, Institut Pasteur

Hideyuki Okano, Keio University

Invited Speakers:

Camilla Bellone, University of Geneva

Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Baylor College of Medicine

Robert Froemke, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Ji-Song Guan, ShanghaiTech University

Adam Guastella, The University of Sydney

Junhai Han, Southeast University

Hailiang Huang, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Shawn Je, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Keith Kendrick, University of Electronic Science and Technology

Eunjoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Seung-Hee Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Fei Li, Xinhua Hospital 

Li Li, Stanford University

Noriko Osumi, Tohoku University School of Medicine

Zilong Qiu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Jonathan Sebat, University of California, San Diego

Toru Takumi, Kobe University School of Medicine

Irina Voineagu, The University of New South Wales

Kun Xia, Central South University

Xiang Yu, Peking University

Jing Zhang, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Yongqing Zhang, Hubei University 

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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  

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in June, 2024.