Meetings & Courses

Frontiers in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Suzhou, China 
September 3-7, 2018  
Abstract deadline: June 22, 2018


Organized by:

Steven E. Brenner, University of California, Berkeley, USA

A Keith Dunker, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Julian Gough, University of Cambridge, UK

Luhua Lai, Peking University, China

Yunlong Liu, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Frontiers in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics 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 September 3, and will conclude after lunch on September 7, 2018.

The conference will include nine oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in computational 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. Precision medicine, human genome variation, disease & diagnosis
2. Molecular evolution
3. Pathways, networks & developmental biology
4. Molecular structure, with pioneering techniques
5. Molecular machines, their functions & dynamics
6. Intrinsically disordered proteins & their functions

7. RNA function, regulation & splicing
8. 3D genomics & regulatory inferences

9. Single cell analysis

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, Country/Region):
Nancy Cox, Vanderbilt University, USA
Yoshihide Hayashizaki, RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation, JAPAN

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, Country/Region):
Russ Altman, Stanford University, USA
Peer Bork, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, GERMANY
Steven Brenner, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Angela Brooks, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Keith Dunker, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Eleazar Eskin, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Julian Gough, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
Roderic Guigo, Centre de Regulacio Genomica (CRG), SPAIN
Yoshihide Hayashizaki, RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation, JAPAN
Anthony Joseph, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Lukasz Kurgan, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Luhua Lai, Peking University, CHINA
Jin Li, Fudan University, CHINA
Michal Linial, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Yunlong Liu, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Hanah Margalit, Hebrew University of Jerusulem, ISRAEL
Debora Marks, Harvard University Medical School, USA
Christine Orengo, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM
Kumarasamy Thangaraj, The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, INDIA
Shoshana Wodak, Hospital for Sick Children, CANADA
Xinshu Grace Xiao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Li Yang, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biolog, CHINA
Yaoqi Zhou, Griffith University, AUSTRALIA

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 September, 2018.

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August 6th, 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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