Computational Biology of the Genome 

Suzhou, China

October  21-25, 2024

Abstract deadline: August 16, 2024


Organized by:

Jing-Dong Jackie Han, Peking University

Nicholas Luscombe, The Francis Crick Institute

Jian Ma, Carnegie Mellon University

Chaolin Zhang, Columbia University

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Computational Biology of the Genome 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, 2024.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Computational Biology of the Genome. 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. Foundations and algorithms

2. Genome organization

3. Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation

4. RNA and translational regulation

5. Cell kinetics and developmental dynamics

6. Cancer and computational immunology

7. Genomic variation, disease and evolution

8. Single cell analysis

Keynote Speaker:

Heng Li, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Invited Speakers:

Elham Azizi, Columbia University 

Carlo Cannistraci, Tsinghua University

Vadim Gladyshev, Harvard Medical School

Jing-Dong Jackie Han, Peking University

Inkyung Jung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Tuuli Lappalainen, Science for Life Laboratory

Jingyi Jessica Li, University of California, Los Angeles

Tingting Li, Peking University

Jiang Liu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

Nicholas Luscombe, The Francis Crick Institute

Jian Ma, Carnegie Mellon University

Shyam Prabhakar, Genome Institute of Singapore

Ting Wang, Washington University in St. Louis

Xinshu Grace Xiao, University of California, Los Angeles

Li Yang, Fudan University

Jianyang Zeng, Westlake University

Xuegong Zhang, Tsinghua University

Qiangfeng Cliff Zhang, Tsinghua University

Chaolin Zhang, Columbia University

Fangqing Zhao, Beijing Institutes of Life Science, CAS

Sheng Zhong, University of California San Diego

And more...

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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 October, 2024.