Stem Cells, Tissue Homeostasis and Cancer Conference (STM10-01)

Venue: EMBL Advanced training Centre (ATC)

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Event Date/Time: May 12, 2010 End Date/Time: May 15, 2010
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The conference series aims to incorporate basic, translational and clinical aspects of stem cell research into a single framework. The mechanisms that generate and maintain mammalian embryonic and tissue-specific stem cell populations will be discussed, as will the application of this knowledge to regenerative medicine and cancer biology. In particular, the role of induced pluripotentcy and cancer stem cells will be highlighted. Non-mammalian model systems will be included as they provide strong forward genetics, and also opportunities for in vivo pharmacological screening. The goal is to give participants an overview of the model systems and scientific and logistic framework involved in gaining and exploiting basic knowledge of stem cell biology.
Confirmed Speaker

Ernest Arenas, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Eduard Batlle, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain

Oliver Brüstle, Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, Germany

Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Germany

Magdalena Götz, LMU Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany

Jürgen Knoblich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria

Stuart H. Orkin, Harvard Medical School, USA

Roger Patient, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Timm Schroeder, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Centre for Environmental Health (GmbH), Germany

Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Toshio Suda, Keio University, Japan

Andreas Trumpp, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany

Tariq Enver, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, United Kingdom

Alexander Medvinsky, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Cedric Blanpain, University of Brussels, Belgium

Paul Frenette, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA

Margaret Buckingham, Pasteur Institute, France

Registration and Payment

Registration will open soon.

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Abstract Submission

Each session will start with a keynote address, and contain ca. 3 additional featured speakers. In addition, 1-2 short talks will be included in each session, based on selected abstracts. In addition, a full afternoon will be dedicated to poster presentations.

The overall schedule will be:

* Day 1: Welcome, Evening session
* Day 2: Morning session, Posters, Evening session
* Day 3: 3 sessions, followed by dinner with entertainment
* Day 4: morning session

The program will be organised into the following sessions:

* 1. Embryonic Stem Cells and Reprogramming
* 2. Hematopoiesis
* 3. Tissue Stem Cells I. Epithelial stem cells
* 4. Tissue Stem Cells II. Other tissues
* 5. Non-mammalian model systems
* 6. Cancer Stem Cells
* 7. Regeneration

General Information

EMBL Registration Fee Fellowships have been made available through EMBL's Corporate Partnership Programme. Once you have submitted your abstract, you can apply for an EMBL Registration Fee Fellowship. Please prepare a short explanation (255 characters) to indicate why you should be selected.


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