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The 19th Annual Meeting of Chinese Life Scientists Society in the UK (CLSS-UK 2013)

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The 19th Annual Meeting of Chinese Life Scientists Society in the UK (CLSS-UK 2013)
Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7LF
20th-21st September 2013

Conference
By bringing together distinguished researchers with different areas of expertise in life sciences in China and the UK, this conference offers an excellent opportunity to explore the latest advances in life sciences and provides a platform for Chinese life scientists in the UK to meet, exchange ideas and establish research collaboration.
The 19th Annual Meeting of Chinese Life Scientists Society in the UK (CLSS-UK 2013) will take place at the Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, University of Oxford on 20-21 September 2013.

Topics
The topics that will be covered by this conference include:

  • Biochemistry and Structural Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics and Imaging
  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer Research
  • Cardiovascular Bioscience
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Immunology/ Virology/ Inflammation/ Infection
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Stem Cells and Neuroscience
  • Translational Medicine and Clinical Science

Format
The conference will include:

  • Lectures given by distinguished researchers
  • Oral presentations and poster sessions
  • Career development session

Committee Members

  • Conference Organising Committee Co-chairs (in surname order):
    Tao Dong, Jilong Liu
  • Conference Organising Committee Coordinator:
    Yingjie Wang
  • Conference Organising Committee Members (in surname order):
    Leyuan Bao, Liye Chen, Shan Gao, Elizabeth Huang, Yuan Jenq Lui, Jia Zeng, Jing Zhang, Jing Zhang
  • Advisors to the Conference Organising Committee (in surname order):
    Zhengming Chen, Xin Lu
  • CLSS-UK Chair:
    Zhanfeng Cui

China Linkman:
Beijing Tel: 13901388078.
Shanghai Tel: 13003155309.
HongKong Tel:00852-23181867.or 00852-95836606
Email: defa88888@msn.com

Programme
Please click 
here to download the conference programme.
The preliminary programme for this conference:

The 19th Annual Meeting of Chinese Life Scientists Society in the UK (CLSS-UK 2013)

Keynote Speakers
Two distinguished researchers have been confirmed as the keynote speakers at this conference (in surname order):

  • Duanqing Pei
    Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
    Topic: Vitamin C and histone/ DNA demethylases in somatic cell reprogramming
  • Terence Rabbitts
    University of Oxford, UK 
    Topic: Antibodies for intracellular use

Invited Speakers
Eleven speakers have also been invited to the conference (in surname order):

  • Andrew Hamilton
    University of Oxford, UK
    Topic: Welcome address
  • Junyong Huang
    Newcastle University, UK
    Topic: Spindle assembly checkpoint in the regulation of mitotic progression
  • Huiliang Li
    University College London, UK
    Topic: Astrocyte diversity in central nervous system
  • Pentao Liu
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
    Topic: Naive human iPS cells: How these cells are produced and how they can be maintained
  • Paul Lu
    University of Manchester, UK
    Topic: Understanding the role of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in mammary gland development and breast cancer
  • Shengjiang Tan
    University of Cambridge, UK
    Topic: p53-dependent ribosomal stress response underlies the developmental defects in a Drosophila model of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome
  • Zhidao Xia
    Swansea University, UK
    Topic: Quality assurance and application of human stem cell/ progenitor cell bank
  • Xiaoli Xiong
    MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
    Topic: Receptor binding by H5N1 and H7N9 Influenza viruses
  • Luzheng Xue
    University of Oxford, UK
    Topic: Translating novel functions of CRTH2 into therapeutic pathways to treat allergic asthma
  • Chengcan Yao
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    Topic: Prostaglandin E2 and immune inflammation
  • Bin Zhang
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
    Topic: Multiscale gene regulatory networks underlying complex human diseases

Registration Deadline
The deadline for online registration is 1 September 2013.

Registration Fee
There are two different registration rates for this conference: £50 for principal investigators (voluntary), and £0 for students and postdocs (though any donation to CLSS-UK is welcome).
Registration includes access to all sessions, lunch, dinner and refreshments on 21 September (but not the formal dinner on 20 September), and a copy of the conference handbook.

Formal Dinner
If you wish to attend the 
formal hall on 20 September, you will have to pay only £10 (per person) for a three-course dinner that costs £40. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Please make the payment at the reception desk on arrival.

Student Bursaries
There are 20 student bursaries available, intended to make a contribution (up to £60) towards the costs of transport to the conference. If you would like to apply, please indicate this in the registration form.

Abstract Guidelines
We encourage everyone to present their work at this conference. To ensure that the conference covers a wide diversity of topics, allabstracts will be automatically accepted for the poster sessions. If you wish your abstract to be considered for a short oral presentation, please indicate this in the 
registration form. Please note that you will still have to make a poster even if your abstract is selected.

Please use this 
abstract template and send your abstract (<250 wordsand in Microsoft Word format) to clssuk2013@gmail.com by 1 September 2013.

Important Dates
The important dates for this conference:

  • Deadline for online registration: 1 September 2013
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 1 September 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: 10 September 2013
  • Conference registration: 20 and 21 September 2013
  • Formal dinner: 20 September 2013
  • Conference: 21 September 2013

Updates
Online registration is now open! - 1 Aug

Venue
This conference will take place at the Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK. Please click 
here for a map of the Old Road Campus.

Oxford
If you are within the UK, you can get here by 
train or coach.
If you are from overseas, you can take the 
Airline coach at London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Please click 
here for details of directions to Oxford.

Contact Information
If you have any question about this conference, please feel free to contact us at 
clssuk2013@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

China Linkman:
Beijing Tel: 13901388078.
Shanghai Tel: 13003155309.
HongKong Tel:00852-23181867.or 00852-95836606
Email:
defa88888@msn.com.

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