Earlier this year, Cold Spring Harbor Asia opened a new conference centre in Suzhou, China. Located near Shanghai, the conference centre gives the research community in Asia an international conference centre close to home.
After the opening ceremony on April 6, the new conference centre was host to two back-to-back meetings: the “James Watson Symposium on Cancer” and the ‘Francis Crick Symposium on Neuroscience”.
The September schedule looks especially appealing for developmental biologists, with “Human Genetics and Genomics” from September 6 to 10, and “Molecular Switches and Genome Function in Stem Cells & Development” from September 21 to 25.
I’m curious to see how the presence of the conference centre will affect research in Asia in the long term. If you’re attending one of the conferences at the new location, why not drop by the Node to tell us what you think!