Meetings & Courses

Stem Cell Crossroads

Suzhou, China 
March 27-31, 2017

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Abstract deadline: February 17, 2017

Organized by:

Robin Franklin, Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council, United Kingdom

Meritxell Huch, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, CAS, China

Yasuhiro Yamada, Kyoto University, Japan


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Stem Cell Crossroads 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 27, and will conclude after lunch on March 31, 2017.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in stem cell. 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) pluripotency
2) reprogramming
3) stemness network
4) Regenerative medicine
5) tissue stem cells
6) single cell biology

Keynote Speakers:
Andrew Feinberg, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Stephen Weiss, University of Michigan, USA

Invited Speakers:
Emma Andersson, Karolinska Institute, SWEDEN
Abstract title:Investigating Notch control of liver development via high-throughput in utero gene manipulation
Roger Barker, University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title:Cell based therapies for Parkinson's disease. Where next?
Weiping Han, Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, A*STAR, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:Metabolic reprogramming promotes liver cancer cell proliferation
Meritxell Huch, University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title:Liver organoids for the study of liver biology and disease
Jonathan Yuin-Han Loh, Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, A*STAR, SINGAPORE
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Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health,CAS, CHINA
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Hirohide Saito, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Synthetic RNA switches that identify and control target mammalian cells based on intracellular information
Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Global landscape and regulatory principles of DNA methylation reprogramming during germ cell specification in vitro
Jose Silva, University of Cambridge, UK
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Xin Xie, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS, CHINA
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Guo-Liang Xu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, CHINA
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Yasuhiro Yamada, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Dissecting cancer biology with iPS cell technology
Qi-Long Ying, University of Southern California, USA
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Kang Zhang, UC San Diego, USA
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Qi Zhou, Institute of Zoology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:
Dahai Zhu, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:Metabolic Niche Role of Myofiber-secreted Factor GMEF in Establishing and Maintaining Heterogeneity of Skeletal Muscle Stem cells in Mice

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 March, 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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