Stem Cells, Aging & Rejuvenation

Suzhou, China 
November 6-10, 2017

Abstract deadline: September 15, 2017

Organized by:

Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, Germany

Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute, USA

Jing-dong Han, Partner Institute for Computational Biology, CAS, China

Seung-Jae V. Lee, Pohang University of Science & Technology, South Korea

Jan Vijg, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA



We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Stem Cells, Aging & Rejuvenation 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 6, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 10, 2017.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in aging relevant basic biomedical researches. 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. Geroscience
2. Stem cells & aging
3. Microbiota & aging
4. Immune aging
5. Brain aging
6. Aging as causes to diseases
7. Rejuvenation to prevent or cure diseases

Keynote Speakers:
Thomas Rando, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Stem Cell Aging and Rejuvenation: Dynamics of the Quiescent State
John Sedivy, Brown University, USA

Abstract title: Epigenetic Changes and Somatic Retrotransposition in Cellular Senescence and Aging
Felipe Sierra, National Institute on Aging, USA

Abstract title: Geroscience: addressing aging, the major risk factor for most chronic diseases

Invited Speakers:
Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, GERMANY
Abstract title: Convergent mechanisms of longevity
Meng-Qiu Dong, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: Using the CRISPR/Cas9 technology to dissect the functions and expression patterns of daf-2 and daf-16
Zhenji Gan, Nanjing University, CHINA
Abstract title: Skeletal muscle mitochondrial remodeling and diseases
Arjumand Ghazi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Abstract title: Genes the Link Fat, Fertility, Stress and Aging
Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester, USA
Abstract title: Hyaluronan and stem cell maintenance in the longest-lived rodent, the naked mole rat
Claudia Gravekamp, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: How to tailor cancer immunotherapy to the aged
Jingdong Han, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), CHINA
Ping Hu, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Dkk3 dependent transcriptional regulation controls ageing induced skeletal muscle atrophy
Heinrich Jasper, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA
Abstract title: Age-related Stem Cell Dysfunction: Causes and Consequences
Zhenyu Ju, Jinan University, CHINA
Abstract title: Gadd45a-Mediated Telomeric Epigenetic Response in Stem Cell Aging
Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA
Ki-Sun Kwon, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: MicroRNA expression in skeletal muscle during aging
Seung-Jae Lee, Pohang University of Sceince and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: RNA quality control promotes longevity in C. elegans
Baohua Liu, Shenzhen University, CHINA
Guanghui Liu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Programming and Reprogramming of Aging
Kyungjae Myung, Institute for Basic Science, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: SHPRH regulates rRNA transcription by recognizing the histone code in an mTOR-dependent manner
Emmanuelle Passegué,Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Veena Prahlad, The University of Iowa, USA
Abstract title: The role of neurosensory systems in the control of cellular stress responses
Joseph Rodgers, University of Southern California, USA
Abstract title: Alerting stem cells to improve tissue repair
Björn Schumacher, University of Cologne, GERMANY
Abstract title: Genome Stability in Aging and Disease
Manuel Serrano, Spanish National Cancer Center (CNIO), SPAIN
Abstract title: An integrated view of senescence and reprogramming
Shih-Yin Tsai, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Abstract title: The regulation of mTOR signalling in skeletal muscle growth and sarcopenia
Jan Vijg, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Genomic drift and the limits to human life span
Rui-ping Xiao, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title: Upregulation of MG53 Causes Metabolic Disorders and Accelerates Aging
David Walker, UCLA, USA
Abstract title: Interplay between intestinal barrier function, intestinal microbiota and organismal aging

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 Suzhou in November, 2017.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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