Systems Biology of Gene Regulation & Genome Editing

Suzhou, China 
October 8-12, 2018  
Abstract deadline: August 17th, 2018

Conference Agenda

Organized by:

Xiaole Shirley Liu, Harvard University, USA

Huck-Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore

Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Bing Ren, University of California San Diego, USA 



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Systems Biology of Gene Regulation & Genome Editing 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 October 8, and will conclude after lunch on October 12, 2018.

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

Major Topics:
1. Gene Regulation
2. Genome Engineering
3. Single-cell Genomics
4. Synthetic Biology
5. Functional Genomics
6. Higher Order Chromatin Organization
7. High Throughput Biology
8. Transcriptome/Epigenome Analysis
9. Big Data & Computational Biology
10. Brain & Imaging Analysis

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Xiaowei Zhuang, HHMI / Harvard University, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: Unconventional RNA Form and Function
Barak Cohen, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Genomic Analysis of Chromosome Position Effects
Feng Yue, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Abstract title: Germline GATA3 variants influence chromatin topology and pathogenesis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Mitchell Guttman, California Institute of Technology, USA
Wei Li, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Genetic basis of alternative polyadenylation ( 3’QTL) is an emerging molecular phenotype for human traits and diseases
Ryan Lister, The University of Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Editing the epigenome
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title: A generalized data-driven model for transcription factor gene regulation
Mathieu Lupien, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, CANADA
Abstract title: Epigenetic LOCKs to the repeat genome in cancer
Huck-Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Abstract title: Systems Biology of Stem Cells
Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Abstract title: In Vivo Studies of Human Genome Function
Shyam Prabhakar, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Abstract title: Single-cell transcriptomics: new techniques and application to lung and colorectal cancer
Timothy Reddy, Duke University, USA
Bing Ren, University of California San Diego, USA
Abstract title: Genome-wide analysis of Enhancers in the Human and Mouse Genomes
Jussi Taipale, Karolinska Institutet, SWEDEN
Abstract title: Genome-wide analysis of protein-DNA interactions
Fuchou Tang, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title: Decoding the gene regulation network in human germline cells by single cell functional genomics approaches
Dong Wang, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery by High Throughput Sequencing based High Throughput Screening
Ting Wang, Washington University, USA
Abstract title: The dark matter in genomics
Zhiping Weng, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Abstract title: ENCODE Phase III: Building an Encyclopedia of candidate cis-Regulatory Elements for Human and Mouse
Wei Xie, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Conservation and divergence of chromatin reprogramming in early animal development
Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Peking Universtiy, CHINA
Zemin Zhang, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title: Understanding Cancer Gene Expression Abnormality at the Bulk and Single-Cell Levels

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 October, 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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