Iron, Reactive Oxygen Species & Ferroptosis in Life, Death & Disease

Suzhou, CHINA 
November 26-30, 2018  

Abstract deadline: October 12, 2018

Schedule Overview

Conference Agenda

Organized by:

Quan Chen, Institute of Zoology, CAS, CHINA

Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München, GERMANY

Xuejun Jiang, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Brent Stockwell, HHMI/Columbia University, USA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Iron, Reactive Oxygen Species & Ferroptosis in Life, Death & 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 26, and will conclude after lunch on November 30, 2018.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in iron, ROS & ferroptosis 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. Emerging methods for detecting Fe(II), Fe(III), H2O2, superoxide, lipid peroxides and ferroptosis in cells, tissues and whole organisms
2. The use of iron, ROS and ferroptosis as biomarkers
3. Signaling and molecular regulation of iron, ROS, and ferroptosis
4. Links between metabolism, ferroptosis, iron and ROS
5. The development of chemical probes and drugs that modulate iron, ROS, and ferroptosis
6. Novel transgenic mouse and cell models for key players of the ferroptotic process
7. The role of iron, ROS and ferroptosis in diverse pathologies, and targeting iron, ROS and ferroptosis for disease treatment

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Brent Stockwell, Columbia University, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Hülya Bayir, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Abstract title:At the crossroads of cell death pathways
Ashley Bush, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:Ferroptosis in age-related neurological diseases
Chang Chen, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Scienc, CHINA
Abstract title:Redox-stress response capacity (RRC) and aging
Quan Chen, Institute of Zoology, CHINA
Abstract title:Molecular regulation of mitochondrial autophagy
Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München, GERMANY
Abstract title:Ferroptosis mechanisms in health and disease
Scott Dixon, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title:A Genome-Wide Haploid Genetic Screen Identifies Negative Regulators of Glutathione Levels and Ferroptosis Sensitivity
Minghui Gao, Haerbing Institute of Technology, CHINA
Abstract title:Role of Mitochondria in Ferroptosis
Wei Gu, Columbia Unviersity, USA
Abstract title:ROS-induced ferroptosis acts as a novel tumor suppression pathway of p53
Canhua Huang, Sichuan University, CHINA
Abstract title:Oxidative stress & redox signaling in virus-induced carcinogenesis
Xuejun Jiang, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:Cellular signaling and metabolism in ferroptosis
Valerian Kagan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Abstract title:Lipoxygenase peroxidation is sufficient for ferroptosis
Andreas Linkermann, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, GERMANY
Abstract title:Ferroptosis contributes to the pathogenesis of renal and cardiac diseases
Guangjun Nie, National Center for Nanoscience & Technology, CHINA
Abstract title:Redistribution of iron using nanotechnology to reverse several human diseases in mouse models
Michael Overholtzer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title:Ferroptotic cell rupture and spreading
Gabriela Pagnussat, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA
Abstract title:Heat stress tolerance and cell death in plants—Role of ferroptosis-like cell death
Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa, CANADA
Abstract title:Ferroptosis Inhibition and What it Reveals About the Mechanism of Cell Death
Carol Prives, Columbia University, USA
Abstract title:A p53-independent role of Mdm2 and MdmX in ferroptosis
Shinya Toyokuni, Nagoya University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Ferroptosis in cancer research
Chu Wang, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Chemoproteomic Profiling of Protein Carbonylations in Ferroptosis
Fudi Wang, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Abstract title:Ironing in and out of ferroptosis
Keith Woerpel, New York University, USA
Abstract title:Five-membered ring peroxides as initiators of ferroptosis
Xiyun Yan, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:
Yi Yang, East China University of Science and Technology, CHINA
Abstract title:Multiplex analysis of redox landscapes and dynamics in living cells and in vivo
Gyesoon Yoon, Ajou University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title:Effect of iron chelation on mitochondrial respiration and cell senescence
Donna Zhang, University of Arizona, USA
Abstract title:NRF2, ROS and Ferroptosis in human diseases
Bing Zhou, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Iron potentiates Abeta toxicity through direct interaction

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, 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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