Mechanisms and Functions of Non-apoptotic Cell Death

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Mechanisms and Functions of Non-apoptotic Cell Death, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday April 15, and will conclude after the lunch on Friday April 19, 2013.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. 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. Signal transduction of necroptosis
2. Pathological roles of necroptosis
3. Chemical probes of non-apoptotic cell death
4. Non-apoptotic cell death and host defense responses
5. Multiple types of non-apoptotic cell death
6. Cell death in development and diseases
7. Inflammation and cell death
8. Non-apoptotic cell death in different organisms

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Keynote Speakers:
Shigekazu Nagata, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Abstract title:Apoptosis, exposure of phosphatidylserine, and engulfment of apoptotic cells

Invited Speakers:
Avi Ashkenazi, Genentech, Inc., USA
Abstract title:TRAF2 sets a shutoff timer for death receptor mediated activation of caspase-8

Eric Baehrecke, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Identification of novel regulators of non-apoptotic cell death

Francis Chan, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Molecular Mechanisms of Necrosis in Inflammatory Diseases

Alexei Degterev, Tufts University, USA
Abstract title:RIP1-kinase signaling during necroptosis and its inhibition by necrostatins.

Douglas Green, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Abstract title:Dead on Arrival: How caspases promote and prevent cell death

William Kaiser, Emory University, USA
Abstract title:Non-redundant roles of RIP1 and RIP3 in homeostasis and host defense

Sharad Kumar, Centre for Cancer Biology, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:Autophagy-Dependent Developmental Cell Death

Masayuki Miura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Abstract title:Live FRET imaging of apoptotic and inflammatory caspase activation during cell death

Wan-Wan Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Abstract title:Cellular energy regulation and death mechanism during parthanatos

Zheng-Hong Qin, Soochow University School of Pharmaceutical Science, CHINA
Abstract title:DRAM1 regulates autophagy flux and Bid-mediated cell death via lysosomes

Shai Shaham, The Rockefeller University, USA
Abstract title:A new C. elegans cell death pathway: implications for neurodegeneration and cancer

Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Structural Basis of RIP1 Inhibition by Necrostatins

Shigeomi Shimizu, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Biological Roles of Autophagic Cell Death

Brent Stockwell, HHMI/Columbia University, USA
Abstract title:Ferroptosis: An Iron-Dependent Form of Non-Apoptotic Cell Death

Nektarios Tavernarakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
Abstract title:Necrosis in heat stroke: The protective role of the heat shock response

Adrian Ting, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Caspase 8 cleaves CYLD to inhibit necroptosis

Henning Walczak, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Abstract title:Linear ubiquitin as a regulator of different cell death modalities and inflammation

David Wallach, Weizmann Institute of Science, ISRAEL
Abstract title:Caspase-8 and the search for ‘death-specific’ proteins

Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:TBA

Hao Wu, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:The Functional Amyloid Complex of RIP1 and RIP3 in Programmed Necrosis

Sandra Zinkel, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Bid maintains hematopoietic homeostasis through control of programmed necrosis

15 Apr - 19 Apr 2013
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