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Featured Speakers

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Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application, Kyoto University, Japan
Keynote Address

 
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Andrew Plump, MD, PhD, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., USA
John McNeish Memorial Lecture

 
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Allan Spradling, PhD, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture

 
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Lorenz Studer, MD, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, USA
Ernest McCulloch Memorial Lecture

Presidential Symposium

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John Gurdon, FRS, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Keynote Address

 
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Paola Arlotta, PhD, Harvard University, USA

 
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Hans C. Clevers, MD, PhD, Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands

 

 

 


Plenary Sessions and Speakers

Pluripotency and Germ Cells

  • Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, USA
  • Clodagh O'Shea, PhD, The Salk Institute, USA
  • Austin G. Smith, PhD, FRS, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Mechanisms and Applications of Mesodermal Tissues I

  • Karen Adelman, PhD, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Hannah Mikkola, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Ryuichi Nishinakamura, MD, PhD, Kumamoto University, Japan
  • Irving L. Weissman, MD, Stanford University, USA

Stem Cells and Regeneration of Endodermal Organs

  • Sangeeta N. Bhatia, MD PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Markus Grompe, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
  • Nan Tang, PhD, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China
  • James M. Wells, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA

Mechanisms and Applications of Mesodermal Tissues II

  • Peter Carmeliet, MD, PhD, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Belgium
  • Denis Duboule, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Switzerland
  • Charles Murry, MD, PhD, University of Washington, USA

From Bench to Bedside: Surface Ectoderm and Endocrine Organs

  • Ting Chen, PhD, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Hiromitsu Nakauchi, MD, PhD, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Stanford University, USA
  • Felicia Pagliuca, PhD, Semma Therapeutics, USA

Basics and Translation: Neural Ectoderm

  • Kristin K. Baldwin, PhD, Scripps Research Institute, USA
  • Claude Desplan, PhD, New York University, USA
  • Sally Temple, PhD, Neural Stem Cell Institute, USA

Concurrent Sessions and Speakers

Developmental Principles for Stem Cells

  • Shaorong Gao, PhD, Tongji University, China
  • Olivier Pourquié, PhD, Harvard University/Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

Engineering Tissues and Organs

  • Takanori Takebe, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, USA and Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
  • Valerie Weaver, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Epigenetic Regulation of Cell Identity

  • Wei Xie, PhD, Tsinghua University, China
  • Ibrahim Cissé, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Inflammation and Microbiome

  • Frederic Geissmann, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Shruti Naik, PhD, New York University School of Medicine, USA

Lineage Choice and Asymmetric Cell Division

  • Haifan Lin, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
  • Yukiko Yamashita, PhD, University of Michigan, USA

Mechanisms of Pluripotency and iPS cell Reprogramming

  • Sally Lowell, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • Hitoshi Niwa, MD, PhD, Kumamoto University, Japan

Mechanisms of Transdifferentiation

  • Thomas Graf, PhD, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
  • Jongpil Kim, PhD, Dongguk University, Korea

Molecular and Cellular Dynamics

  • Sebastian Jessberger, MD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Cristina Lo Celso, PhD, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Non-mammalian Model Organisms for Stem Cell Biology

  • Jenna Galloway, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
  • Jessica Whited, PhD, Harvard Medical School & Brigham Women's Hospital, USA

Organoid Models

  • Frederic de Sauvage, PhD, Genentech, Inc, USA
  • Emma Rawlins, PhD, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Road to the Clinic

  • Koji Eto, MD, PhD, Center for IPS Cell Research and Application (CIRA), Kyoto University, Japan
  • Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, Keck School of Medicine of USC, USA

Stem Cell Aging

  • Salvador Aznar Benitah, PhD, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Spain
  • Pura Muñoz-Cánoves, PhD, Pompeu Fabra University, ICREA and CNIC, Spain

Stem Cell Ethics

  • Marianne Hamilton Lopez, PhD, MPA, Duke University, USA
  • Douglas Sipp, BA, Riken Center for Developmental Biology, Japan

Stem Cell Heterogeneity

  • Kathrin Plath, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA
  • Nikolaus Rajewsky, PhD, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

Stem Cell Metabolism

  • Joshua M. Brickman, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Weiping Han, PhD, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Singapore

Stem Cell Niches

  • Paul S. Frenette, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
  • Kim B. Jensen, PhD, BRIC - Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, Denmark

Stem Cell-Based Disease Modeling

  • Sandra J. Engle, PhD, Biogen, USA
  • Arnold R. Kriegstein, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco, USA

Stem Cells and Cancer

  • Eduard Batlle, PhD, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, IRB Barcelona, Spain
  • Dominique Bonnet, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom

Tissue Regeneration and Homeostasis

  • Fabio Rossi, MD, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Michal Shoshkes Carmel, PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Tools to Interrogate Stem Cells

  • Long Cai, PhD, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Melike Lakadamyali, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, USA