December 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – December 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Stream and Suzhou China
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