Upcoming Events

Liver Development, Metabolism, Disease & Cancer Conference
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm
December 6-December 10, 2021
Abstract deadline: November 5, 2021
Organized by:
Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California San Diego
Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences
Eli Pikarsky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Université de Paris


The Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Liver Development, Metabolism, Disease & Cancer   will be held in Suzhou, China, and through stream (info TBD).

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in the study of Liver and metabolism. 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. Biology of liver progenitor cells and development
2. Liver metabolism and metabolic diseases
3. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver steatosis
4. Liver fibrogenesis and therapeutics
5. Mechanism and diagnosis of liver cancer
6. Tumor microenvironment and immunotherapy
7. Development of iPS cells for therapy

Keynote Speakers:
Gerald Shulman, Yale School of Medicine
Kenneth Zaret, University of Pennsylvania

Invited Speakers:
Fan Bai, Peking University
David Brenner, University of California, San Diego
Xiao-wei Chen, Peking University
Xin Chen, University of California, San Francisco
Lei Dong, Nanjing University
Stephen Duncan, The Medical University of South Carolina
Jian-Gao Fan, Xinhua Hospital
Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California San Diego
Brian Finck, Washington University
Florent Ginhoux, Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR
Mathias Heikenwalder, DKFZ German Cancer Research Center
Pamela Hoodless, University of British Columbia
Pengyu Huang, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Meritxell Huch, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences
Stacey Huppert, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jiandie Lin, The University of Michigan
Stephanie Ma, The University of Hong Kong
Xiong Ma, Renji Hospital
Paul Monga, University of Pittsburgh
Eli Pikarsky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Liangyou Rui, The University of Michigan
Beicheng Sun, Nanjing University
Atsushi Suzuki, Kyushu University
Jan Tchorz, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Xin-wei Wang, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
Chengran Xu, Peking University
Pengyuan Yang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS
Jing Yang, Peking University
Hao Zhu, The University of Texas Southwestern
Dawang Zhou, Xiamen Univeristy
Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Université de Paris
and more…

Abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline, November 5, 2021. 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 Cold Spring Harbor Asia web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

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

PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Juliane Beier @ Zoom
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Dr. Juliane Beier

Juliane Beier, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh

Title: “Environmental chemicals as risk modifiers for liver disease: vinyl chloride as the canary in the coal mine”

UPMC Pittsburgh Gut Club Webcast
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The next Pittsburgh Gut Club will be held on Thurs. Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Dr. Jorge Marrero will present on “Early Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”  Dr. Marrero is the new Division Chief at Penn, and his lecture on HCC management promises an excellent program.

Click here for Gut Club Flyer



Jorge Marrero, MD, MS, (CRDSA), MSHCM

AASLD-EASL Masterclass 2021 @ TBD
Dec 10 – Dec 12 all-day

The 2021 EASL-AASLD Masterclass provides a unique educational collaboration of clinical, basic, and translational scientists from leading academic medical institutions from both sides of the Atlantic. Participants will attend a two-day intensive training session designed for future leaders in academic hepatology.  The program will consist of academic lectures, interactive break-out sessions, individual meetings with tutors, abstract presentations and a poster session, and social events to give early-stage investigators (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent) the opportunity to network with world leaders in hepatology.

This year’s program is hosted by AASLD and will be held in the U.S.A.


For more information, Click here.


PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. Markus Grompe @ S120 BST South and Zoom
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Markus Grompe, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Molecular and Medical Genetics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

Title: “Acetaminophen for the in vivo selection of gene modified and transplanted hepatocytes”

PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Jessica Zucman-Rossi @ Zoom
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jessica Zucman-Rossi, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine in Oncology
University Paris Descartes
Paris, France

Title: “Various mecanism of liver carcinogenesis across lifetime”

PLRC Scientist-Clinician Roundtable: Dr. Jerry Vockley and Dr. Rodrigo Florentino @ S120 BST South and Zoom
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD rodrigo_florentino
Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD

Rodrigo M. Florentino, PhD

Cleveland Family Professor of Pediatric Research
Professor of Human Genetics
Chief of Medical Genetics
Director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapy
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Post-Doctoral Associate
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. Sarah Hainer @ S120 BST South and Zoom
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sarah Hainer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Title: TBD

PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. Gianfranco Alpini @ Room TBD and Zoom
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Gianfranco Alpini, PhD
John B. Hickam Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Title: TBD


PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. Renumathy Dhanasekaran @ S120 BST South and Zoom
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Title: TBD

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