Liver, Biology, Diseases & Cancer, AWAJI, JAPAN

Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN
December 9-12, 2019

Abstract deadline: September 20, 2019 

Schedule Overview



Stuart Forbes, University of Edinburgh, UK

Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California San Diego, USA

Lijian Hui,  Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences, China

Atsushi Miyajima, University of Tokyo, Japan

Takahiro Ochiya, Tokyo Medical University, Japan 

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Liver, Biology, Diseases & Cancer which will be held in Awaji, JAPAN, close to Kobe. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday December 9, and will conclude after lunch on Thursday December 12, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Liver Biology. 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.


Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in
 Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.


1. Biology of liver parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells
2. Liver injuries, repair and regeneration
3. Liver progenitor cells and reprogramming
4. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver steatosis
5. Liver fibrogenesis and therapeutics
6. Liver cancer and therapeutics
7. Use of pluripotent cells and reprogrammed cells for therapy

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region:
Gavin Arteel,
 University of Pittsburgh, USA
Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California, San Diego, USA
Stuart Forbes, University of Edinburgh, UK
Meritxell Huch, University of Cambridge, UK
Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, China
Klaus Kaestner, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Norifumi Kawada, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Jiandie Lin, University of Michigan, USA
Tom Luedde, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Amaia Lujambio, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Atsushi Miyajima, University of Tokyo, Japan
Takahiro Ochiya, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan
Lun-xiu Qin, Fudan University, China
Robert Schwabe, Columbia University, USA
Hideki Taniguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jan Tchorz, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland
Shuji Terai, Niigata University, Japan
Ludovic Vallier, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Holger Willenbring, University of California San Francisco, USA
Dawang Zhou, Xiamen Univeristy, China
Shimei Zhuang, Sun Yat-sen University, China

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 Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Awaji in December, 2019.

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