ABOUT CRYO2020

CRYO2020 will take place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018 USA

CRYO2020 is the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, making our meeting the world’s longest-running and foremost annual meeting of cryobiology professionals. Our meeting spans the entirety of this multi-disciplinary field, covering both practical and theoretical aspects of low temperature biology and thermal medicine.

Set in America’s Windy City, CRYO2020 will include plenary sessions, invited and submitted abstract speakers, poster sessions, networking, and social events. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago! 

ABOUT THE SOCIETY FOR CRYOBIOLOGY

Founded in Maryland in 1964, the Society for Cryobiology was the world’s first non-profit  society for low temperature biology. Today, our members are at the forefront of the world’s most exciting research. They are leading the charge to solve the problem of human organ storage for transplantation; at the forefront of human fertility and reproductive medicine; and securing the world’s food resources through long term genetic preservation of agriculturally important species and crops; and protecting and preserving the world’s endangered flora and fauna. 

Our mission is to improve scientific understanding in the field of cryobiology and to disseminate and apply this knowledge for the benefit of mankind. We achieve this mission in two primary ways. First, the Society organizes an annual scientific meeting dedicated to all aspects of low-temperature biology and thermal medicine. This international meeting offers opportunities for presentation and discussion of the most up-to-date research in cryobiology as well as reviewing specific aspects through symposia and workshops. Secondly, the Society publishes a journal, Cryobiology, which is the foremost scientific publication in this area, with approximately 120 refereed contributions published each year. 

We are world leaders in biological research. Come and join us. 

CRYO2020 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Adam Higgins, Ph.D
Program Committee Executive Chair
President, Society for Cryobiology;
Oregon State University, USA

 

Jason Acker, Ph.D
University of Edmonton;
Canadian Blood Services, Canada

Yuksel Agca, Ph.D
University of Missouri, USA

Daniel Ballesteros, Ph.D
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK

John G. Baust, Ph.D
University of Alaska, USA

John M. Baust, Ph.D
CPSI Biotech, USA

James Benson, Ph.D
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Robert N. Ben, Ph.D
University of Ottawa, Canada

Ido Braslavsky, Ph.D
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Dayong Gao, Ph.D
Immediate Past-President, Society for Cryobiology;
University of Washington, USA

Eric James, Ph.D
Sanaria Inc., USA

Steven Mullen, Ph.D
Cook Regentec, USA

Estefania Paredes, Ph.D
University of Vigo, Spain

Zhiquan “Andy” Shu, Ph.D
Washington State University, USA

Gayle Volk, Ph.D
United States Department of Agriculture, 
Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), USA

Willem Wolkers, Ph.D
Institute of Multiphase Processes, 
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

CRYO2020 ORGANIZERS

Nicole Evans
Executive Director
Society for Cryobiology

Amelia Hanson
Administrator
Society for Cryobiology

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE

Jason Acker
University of Edmonton;
Canadian Blood Services, Canada

Yuksel Agca
University of Missouri, USA

Daniel Ballesteros
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK

John M. Baust
CPSI Biotech, USA

Robert N. Ben
University of Ottawa, Canada

James Benson
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

John Bischof
University of Minnesota, USA

Ido Braslavsky
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Kelvin Brockbank
Clemson University, UK

Mustafa Numan Bucak
Selcuk University, Turkey

John Crowe
UC David, USA

Gloria Elliott
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Florent Engelmann
IRD, France

Greg Fahy
21st Century Medicine, Inc., USA

Dayong Gao
President, Society for Cryobiology;
University of Washington, USA

Leandro Godoy
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Xiaoming He
University of Maryland, USA

Adam Z. Higgins
Oregon State University, USA;
President-Elect, Society for Cryobiology

Bill Holt
University of Sheffield, UK

Allison Hubel
University of Minnesota, USA

Charles Hunt
Retired, UK

Eric James
Sanaria Inc., USA

Haenghoon Kim
Sunchon National University, Republic of Korea

Teresa Mogas
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Antonio Diego Molina-Garcia
ICTAN-CSIC, Spain

Julian Santiago Moreno
INIA, Spain

Estefania Paredes
University of Vigo, Spain

Phil Purdy
USDA ARS NLGRP National Animal Germplasm Program, USA

Ramon Risco
University of Seville, Spain

Paul Rooney
NHS Blood and Transplant, UK

Joseph Saragusty
University of Teramo, Italy

Jill Shaw
Retired, Australia

Zhiquan “Andy” Shu
Washington State University, USA

Nucharin Songsasen
Smithsonian Institution

Kenneth Storey
Carleton University, Canada

Mike Taylor
Sylvatica Biotech, Inc. & Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA

Aline Schneider Teixeira
CIDCA-CONICET, Argentina

Gayle Volk
United States Department of Agriculture,
Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), USA

Wim Wolkers
Institute of Multiphase Processes,
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Erik Woods
Ossium Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Brian Wowk
21st Century Medicine, Inc., USA

Tiantian Zhang
Bournemouth University, UK

Gang Zhao
University of Science and Technology of China, China

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