Cancer & Metabolism

Suzhou, China 
March 26-30, 2018 

Abstract deadline: Feb. 9, 2018

Organized by:

Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University, USA

Hozumi Motohashi, Tohoku University, Japan

Hongyuan Yang, University of New South Wales, Australia

Shimin Zhao, Fudan University, China


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cancer & Metabolism 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 March 26, and will conclude after lunch on March 30, 2018.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in cancer & 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. Organismal Metabolism
2. Metabolic Pathways
3. Signaling and Metabolism
4. Metabolic Stress
5. Cancer Metabolism in Vivo
6. Redox Biology
7. Metabolic control of tumor immunity

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Sheng-Cai Lin, Xiamen University, CHINA
Abstract title: AMPK as a glucose sensor and biological implications
Tak Mak, Ontario Cancer Institute, CANADA

Abstract title: Metabolic Stress and Genomic Instability

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Takaaki Akaike, Tohoku University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Sulfur respiration in mammals and its implication for tumor biology
Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Arkaitz Carracedo, CIC bioGUNE, SPAIN
Abstract title: Fuel and Oil for the cancer engine
Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University, USA
Abstract title: Mitochondria control cancer and immunity
Jing Chen, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Diet, Metabolism, and Cancer
Jinke Cheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, CHINA
Abstract title: Sirt3 SUMOylation regulates mitochondrial metabolism
Heather Christofk, University of California Los Angeles, USA

Gina DeNicola, Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title: Cysteine dioxygenase is a metabolic liability for non-small cell lung cancers
Mark Febbraio, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, AUSTRALIA
Douglas Green, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Tasuku Honjo, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Cancer immunotherapy by PD-1 blockage
David James, The University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: New Insights into Insulin Resistance
Qunying Lei, Fudan University, CHINA
Abstract title: Arginine Methylation of MDH1 by CARM1 Inhibits Glutamine Metabolism and Suppresses Pancreatic Cancer
Brendan Manning, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Abstract title: The PI3K-mTOR network and control of anabolic metabolism
Hozumi Motohashi, Tohoku University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Metabolic features of NRF2-addicted cancer cells
Thales Papagiannakopoulos, NYU Medical School, USA
Abstract title: Uncovering Metabolic Bottlenecks in Lung Cancer
Erika Pearce, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, GERMANY
Jeffrey Rathmell, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Fueling T Cell Subsets and Differentiation in Immunity and Cancer
Reuben Shaw, The Salk Institute, USA
Hongyuan Yang, University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: The role of lysosomal membrane lipids in mTORC1 signalling and autophagic flux
Yi Yang, East China University of Science and Technology, CHINA
Abstract title: Investigating Cancer Cell Metabolism Using Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Sensors
Young IL Yeom, Korea Research Inst of Bioscience & Biotechnology, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Lactate-induced cell signaling in hypoxia responses and cancer
Yuxin Yin, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title: PTEN Family in Cancer and Metabolism
Huafeng Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, CHINA
Abstract title: Polo-like Kinase 1 Coordinates Biosynthesis during Cell Cycle Progression by Directly Activating Pentose Phosphate Pathway
Shimin Zhao, Fudan 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 Suzhou in March, 2018.

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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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