Cell Death and Innate Immunity  

Suzhou, China

May 12-16, 2025  

Abstract deadline: March 7, 2025


Organized by:

Francis Chan, Zhejiang University

Sudan He, Suzhou Institute of Systems Medicine

Xuejun Jiang, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

You-Sun Kim, Ajou University

Pascal Meier, Institue of Cancer Research

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cell Death and Innate Immunity 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 May 12, and will conclude after lunch on Friday May 16, 2025.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Cell Death and Innate Immunity. 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. Fundamental Mechanisms of Cell Death 

2. Innate Immune Sensing and Cell Death 

3. Infection and immunity 

4. Cell Death and Diseases 

5. Inflammation and Tissue Homeostasis

Keynote Speakers:


Invited Speakers:

Sid Balachandran, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Mathieu Bertrand, Flemish Institute of Biotechnology (VIB)

Petr Broz, University of Lausanne

Clare Bryant, Cambridge University

Francis Chan, Zhejiang University

James Chen, University of Texas Southwestern

Hin Chu, Hong Kong University

Elizabeth Hartland, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Sudan He, Suzhou Institute of Systems Medicine

Veit Hornung, Gene Center Munich

Xuejun Jiang, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jonathan Kagan, Harvard Univerisity

You-Sun Kim, Ajou University

Mo Lamkanfi, Ghent University

Jonathan Maelfait, Flemish Institute of Biotechnology (VIB)

Pascal Meier, Institue of Cancer Research

Shigekazu Nagata, Osaka University

Almut Schulze, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences

Sunny Shin, University of Pennsylvania

Andreas Strasser, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)

Liming Sun, Chinese Academy of Science Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science

Vinay Tergaonkar, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences

Hao Wu, Harvard Univerisity

Junying Yuan, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

Dario Zamboni, Universidade de São Paulo

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 May, 2024.