DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability & Human Disease

Suzhou, China 

November 22-26, 2021

Abstract deadline: October 22, 2021


Organized by:


Daochun Kong, Peking University

Antony Carr, University of Sussex

Binghui Shen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Patrick Sung, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on DNA Metabolism, Genomic Stability & Human Disease 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 November 22, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 26, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in DNA metabolism. 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. DNA replication & replication fork stability
2. Repair of DNA lesions
3. Chromatin structure & DNA metabolism
4. Genomic instability & disease 

Keynote Speakers:
Antony Carr, University of Sussex
Patrick Sung, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 

Invited Speakers

Kara Bernstein, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex

Judith Campbell, California Institute of Technology

Chunlong Chen, Institut Curie

Petr Cejka, Università della Svizzera italiana

Irene Chiolo, University of Southern California

Dipanjan Chowdhury, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Alessandro Costa, The Francis Crick Institute

Tom Deegan, The University of Edinburgh

Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester

Caixia Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, University of California, Davis

Daochun Kong, Peking University

Qing Li, Peking University

Guo-Min Li, Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Cong Liu, Sichuan University

Massimo Lopes, University of Zurich

Zhenkun Lou, Mayo Clinic

Huiqiang Lou, China Agricultural University

David MacAlpine, Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology

Hisao Masai, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science

Jo Morris, University of Birmingham

Philippe Pasero, CNRS - Université de Montpellier

Jie Ren, Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS

Susan Rosenberg, Baylor College of Medicine

Ralph Scully, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Binghui Shen, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Katsuhiko Shirahige, The University of Tokyo

Yujie Sun, Peking University

Frank Uhlmann, The Francis Crick Institute

Haico Van Attikum, Leiden University Medical Center

Jue Wang, University of Wisconsin System

Xingzhi Xu, Shenzhen University

Dongyi Xu, Peking University

Xiaochun Yu, Westlake University

Yonghao Yu, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Shan Zha, Columbia University

Zhiguo Zhang, Columbia University

Ye Zhao, Zhejiang University

Xiaofeng Zheng, Peking University

Jin-Qiu Zhou, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS

Bin-Bing Zhou, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine

Lee Zou, Harvard Medical School MGH

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 November, 2021.


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