Meetings & Courses

Telomeres & Telomerase

Suzhou, China 
October 22-26, 2018 
Abstract deadline: August 10, 2018


Organized by:

Alison Bertuch, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Eric Gilson, University Nice, France

Ming Lei, Shanghai Jiaotong Unviersity, China

Roger Reddel, Children’s Medical Research Institute, Australia

Jerry Shay, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA




We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Telomere & Telomerase 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 22, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 26, 2018.

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

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Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, Country/Region):

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, Country/Region):
Alison Bertuch, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Alex Chang, Stanford University, USA
Sandy Chang, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Jerome Dejardin, Institute of Human Genetics, FRANCE
Vincent Geli, Research Center of Cancerology of Marseille, Inserm, France
Eric Gilson, University of Nice, France
Dirk Hockemeyer, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Fuyuki Ishikawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Jan Karlseder, The Salk Institute, USA
Ming Lei, Shanghai Jiao Tong Medical School, China
SHANG LI, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, SINGAPORE
Jun-Ping Liu, Hangzhou Normal University, CHINA
Lin Liu, Nankai University, China
Yie Liu, National Institute on Aging, USA
Brian Luke, Johannes Gutenberg University, GERMANY
Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Hilda Pickett, Children's Medical Research Institute, Australia
Roger Reddel, Children's Medical Research Institute, Australia
Jerry Shay, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Zhou Songyang, Baylor College of Medcine and Sun Yat-Sen University, USA/CHINA
Raymund Wellinger, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Yong Zhao, Sun Yat-sen 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We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in October, 2018.

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September 24, 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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