• One Successful Conference

    Thank you to everyone who attended! We hope you enjoyed it!

  • Background

    Ties Between China and the University of Chicago

    With the fast advancement in biotechnology, huge strides have been made in cancer genomics in the recent years. With strong expertise in Human Genetic and in Medicine, University of Chicago (UChicago) faculty are among the world leaders in cancer genomic research discovery and translation. Furthermore, many University alumni have taken on critical roles in conducting research and incorporating cancer genomic information in patient care around the world. Here, we proposed a 2-day International conference focusing on Cancer Genomics. Our goal is to facilitate and/or strengthen collaboration between current faculty and alumni who have interest in Cancer Genomics globally. We are particularly interested in establishing collaborations through this conference with those alumni or experts who are in China.

  • Principle Faculty

    Conference Co-Chairpersons

    R. Stephanie Huang

    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Cancer Research Center, Center for Personalized Therapeutics, Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Phamacogenomics, Committee on Cancer Biology

    Qianfei Wang

    Professor, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Alumna and Chinese side co-sponsor)


    William Cho

    Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Aims

    To Bring World Leaders in Cancer Genomics Together. 

    This International conference on Cancer Genomics will be held at the UChicago Center in Hong Kong over two days period featuring five (2 hours) scientific sessions. The speakers of the conference will consist of current UofC faculty, alumni and other experts in the field. The target audience will be cancer researchers (from both basic science and clinical research field) from China and other East Asia countries.


    The conference will cover a broad range of research topics which include but not limited to novel technical advancement, existing big data, novel methodology and implementation of cancer genome information into clinics, as well as drug discovery and pharmacogenomics.


    To evaluate the success of the conference, we will ask the attendees to fill out an online questionnaire about their experience from the meeting. By filling out the questionnaire, the attendees will receive a meeting attendee communication book, which we hope to further promote future collaboration among the meeting attendees.


    Click here to open the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong's website.


  • Registration Information

    To register, please click "Register Now" below. You will be asked for your affiliation and contact information. This information is used only to learn how we can improve future events.


    Registration is a two-part process. The first part is to register for a ticket on EventBrite. The second part to complete registration is to pay a registration fee to Beijing Gene Tangram Technology Development Co., Ltd., who will handle our event finances.


    Registration Fee Schedule

    Attendees may purchase general admission to the conference, which has a registration fee of 2000 RMB, or $320.



    NEW* The meeting organizers offer a number of discounted registration fees for UChicago alumni, students and trainees (at $50). To obtain these discounted registration, please register on EventBrite and email both rhuang@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu and yanjin@big.ac.cn.


    * International speakers do not have to pay registration fees, but are responsible for booking their hotel rooms at Le Meridien Hotel.



    For Attendees in China or Hong Kong:

    Please pay the registration fee directly to our event finances company.


    Beneficiary: Beijing Gene Tangram Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    ADDRESS: Suite 012A, the fourth floor, NO.2 Wanshoulu West Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100036
    Bank name: China Construction Bank CO.,LTD., BEIJING BRANCH, Xisanqi Subbranch
    Account No: 11001018400059262223





    For International Attendees:

    Please pay the registration fee to our event finances company through PayPal.

    PayPal Information: TBA




    *Additionally, filling out the registration form allows attendees who require a travel document to Hong Kong to obtain a conference official invitation letter.


    Thank you for your time and consideration. We appreciate it.

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  • Conference Program

    Day 1 

    Welcoming Remarks

    9:00 - 9:30 AM

    Conducted by:

    Jeffrey Wang (Beijing Institute of Genomics)

    William Cho (University of Hong Kong)

    Session 1:

    Large Data Generation/Resources

    9:30 - 11:30 AM

    Chair: Shuangli Mi


    Robert Grossman (Center for Data Intensive Science, UChicago)

    Ge Gao (Peking University)

    Qiangfeng Cliff Zhang (Tsinghua University)

    Wenming Zhao (Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

    Sponsor Presentation

    11:30 - 11:50 AM

    Conference Group Photo

    11:50 - Noon

    The conference group photo will take place in the auditorium.


    12:15 - 1:15 PM

    Session 2:

    Novel Tools in Cancer Genomics and Epigenomics

    1:30 - 3:30 PM

    Chairs: Yu Xue, Anyuan Guo

    Nancy Cox (Genetics Institute, Division of Genetic Medicine, Vanderbilt)

    Li Yang (CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai)

    Jianmin Wu (Garvan Institute of Medical Research and University of New South Wales, Australia)

    An-Yuan Guo (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan)

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    Afternoon Break

    3:30 - 3:45 PM

    Tea & Coffee

    Session 3:

    Clinical Application of Cancer Genomics – Hematologic Malignancy

    3:45 - 5:45 PM

    Chair: Jeffery Wang


    Jun Yang (St. Jude)

    Qianfei Wang (Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

    Dengli Hong (Jiao Tong University, Shanghai)

    -Tracking down the origin of stem cell programs in leukemic cells

    Kankan Wang (Ruijing Hospital, Shanghai)

    -Deciphering the regulatory mechanisms of acute myeloid leukemia by genomic approaches


    Tour of the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong

    5:45 - 6:30 PM

    Attendees may sign up for the tour in the morning at check-in. 


    6:30 - 8:30 PM

  • Day 2

    Session 4:

    Clinical Application of Cancer Genomics – Solid Tumor and Pharmacogenomics

    9:30 - 11:30 AM

    Chair: R. Stephanie Huang & William Cho


    Mark Ratain (Center for Personalized Therapeutics, Comprehensive Cancer Center, UChicago)

    R. Stephanie Huang (UChicago)

    Cesar Wong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

    Lawrence Chan ( Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

    Closing Remarks

    11:30 - Noon

    Conducted by:

    R. Stephanie Huang (University of Chicago)

    Kitty Chong (University of Chicago)


    Noon- 2:00 PM

  • Hotel & Travel

    Event Logistics in One Convenient Place.


    Le Meridien Cyberport

    The official workshop hotel is Le Meridien in Cyberport. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk to the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong. We recommend this hotel for the working team and invited speakers, but selected speakers may stay here as well.


    Reservation Form (Completed forms should be faxed to +852-2980-7546, or scanned and emailed to tammy.lee@lemeridien.com)

    Forwarding the EventBrite confirmation email with the reservation form would also be helpful.

    *Discounted offer expires December 15, 2015.

    Additional Hotel

    Ovolo Aberdeen

    An additional hotel option is the Ovolo Aberdeen, which is only a 20-30 minute taxi ride to the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong. Hotel rates are lower at the Ovolo Aberdeen and may be more preferable for some selected speakers.


    Reservation Form (Completed forms should be faxed to +852-2790-5490, or scanned and emailed to jamescho@ovologroup.com)

    Forwarding the EventBrite confirmation email with the reservation form would also be helpful.

    *Discounted offer expires December 15, 2015.


    Air Travel

    Hong Kong International Aiport


    Find information about the Hong Kong International Airport and TSA security tips. 


    Hong Kong International Airport

    Airport Security Tips

    International Information

    VISA, International Travel


    As a reminder, filling out the registration form for the conference allows attendees who require a travel document to Hong Kong to obtain a conference official invitation letter.


    Currency Converter (Hong Kong Dollar, or Chinese Yuan Renminbi)

    Visa Information to Enter China (Not for Hong Kong)

    World Time (Hong Kong is 13 hours ahead of Chicago)

    Ground Transportation

    From the Airport to Hotel


    Le Méridien Cyberport is just 15 minutes from both Hong Kong's efficient underground railway station (MTR) and the high-speed rail link Airport Express to Hong Kong's International Airport.


    Transport Options (Taxi, private car service, city rail system, shuttle) 

    Hong Kong MTR



    Orienting Yourself

    About the Surrounding Area


    Learn some general information about the city of Hong Kong here.


    About Hong Kong (General Information)

    Good to Know (Electrical Outlets, Important Phone Numbers...etc)

    Shopping and Dining



    Expected Weather

    On January 25 and 26 for Hong Kong

  • Generous Event Sponsors

    We Are Grateful to You for Making This Conference Possible.

    Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

    The official journal of the Beijing Institute of Genomics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Genetics Society of China

    The Cancer Genomics Conference would like to thank Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics for their contribution. Please feel free to visit them!

  • Contact Us.

    For inquiries about the event.