Cold Spring Harbor Asia Cilia and Centrosome Meeting


Dates: 28 February - 4 March 2023

Cilia & Centrosomes, AWAJI, JAPAN

Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center, JAPAN

Abstract deadline: TBC

Organised by:

  • Jessica Feldman, Stanford University
  • Fanni Gergely, University of Cambridge
  • Hiroshi Hamada, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
  • Gert Jansen, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
  • Junmin Pan, Tsinghua University

We are pleased to announce the the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Cilia & Centrosomes which will be held in Awaji, JAPAN, close to Kobe.

Specifics for new dates yet to be confirmed. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in cilia and centrosomes. 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.

Conference Venue & Accommodation:

Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, which is part of a one-of-a-kind "environment creation" project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.

Major Topics:

  • Cilium & centrosome structure
  • Cilia & centrosomes in development
  • Cilia & centrosomes in motility
  • Cilia & centrosome in diseases
  • Sensory and signalling functions of cilia & centrosomes
  • Cilium & centrosome biogenesis

Keynote Speakers:

  • Peter Jackson, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Guangshuo Ou, Tsinghua University

Invited Speakers:

  • Phillipe Bastin, Institut Pasteur
  • Monica Bettencourt-Dias, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
  • Alan Brown, Harvard Medical School
  • Alexander Dammermann, University of Vienna
  • Jessica Feldman, Stanford University
  • Fanni Gergely, University of Cambridge
  • Susana Godinho, Barts Cancer Institute
  • Sarah Goetz, Duke University
  • Hiroshi Hamada, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
  • Gert Jansen, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
  • Masahide Kikkawa, The University of Tokyo
  • Daiju Kitagawa, The University of Tokyo
  • Pleasantine Mill, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh
  • Christina Mitchell, Monash University
  • Kazuhisa Nakayama, Kyoto University
  • Karen Oegema, University of California, San Diego
  • Junmin Pan, Tsinghua University
  • Gregory Pazour, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sachiko Tsukita, Osaka University
  • Christopher Westlake, National Cancer Institute
  • Xueliang Zhu, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS

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 Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at AWAJI in February 2023.

Location:  Awaji, Japan
Contact:  Xingya Fan

Updated by: Pleasantine Mill