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Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Synthetic Biology

The Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Synthetic Biology which will be held in Suzhou, China, 28 Nov - 2 Dec 2016.
When Nov 28, 2016 09:00 AM to
Dec 02, 2016 05:00 PM
Where Suzhou, China
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The Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Synthetic Biology 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 November 28, and will conclude after lunch on December 2, 2016.

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

Abstract Deadline: October 16, 2016

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Major Topics:
1. Prokaryotic Genome Engineering
2. Genome Engineering of Eukaryotic Systems
3. Designing Cellular Circuits
4. Metabolic Engineering for Chemicals, Fuels and Materials
5. Emerging tools of Synthetic Biology

Keynote Speakers:
Victor de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, SPAIN
Abstract title: The Cell Factory: from analogy to methodology 
Lingchong You, Duke University, USA

Invited Speakers:
Gabor Balazsi, Stony Brook University, USA
Abstract title: Synthetic biology of eukaryotic cellular evolution 
Matthew Bennett, Rice University, USA
Abstract title: Regulatory networks in synthetic microbial consortia 
Yizhi Patrick Cai, University of Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title: Synthetic Genomics: from genetic parts to genomes 
Matthew Chang, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
George Guo-Qiang Chen, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Halomonas spp as a New Chassis for Synthetic Biology 
Junbiao Dai, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Assembly, Characterization and Application of the Yeast Synthetic Chromosome XII 
Charles Gersbach, Duke University, USA
Abstract title: Genome and Epigenome Editing for Gene Therapy and Programming Cell Fate 
Ji-Sook Hahn, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Metabolic Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Efficient Production of Pyruvate-Derived Metabolites 
Ki Jun Jeong, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Synthetic biology platform for engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum 
Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Hao Song, Tianjin University, CHINA
Beatrix Suess, Technische Universität Darmstadt, GERMANY
Jeffrey Tabor, Rice University, USA
Abstract title: Modularly rewiring DNA binding domains of bacterial two-component system response regulator proteins 
Eriko Takano, University of Manchester, UK
Cheemeng Tan, University of California, Davis, USA
Abstract title: Engineering programmable, dynamic materials using bio-inspired communication 
Martin Warren, University of Kent, UNITED KINGDOM
Rikiya Watanabe, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Abstract title: Artificial cell-membrane microsystems for highly sensitive analysis of membrane proteins 
Leor Weinberger, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Xiaoxia Xia, Shanghai Jiaotong University, CHINA
Abstract title: Protein-based biomaterials: from biomimicry to synthetic biology 
Zhen Xie, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Xueli Zhang, Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, CHINA
Abstract title: Metabolic engineering for chemicals production by solving reducing equivalent problems 
Hui Zhou, Ginkgo Bioworks, USA
Abstract title: The Emerging Organism Engineering Industry 

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 November, 2016.


Organized by: 

  • George Guo-Qiang Chen, Tsinghua University, China
  • Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
  • Eriko Takano, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Lingchong You, Duke University, USA


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