Speakers & Topics

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Featured Speakers

Sekar Kathiresan

Sekar Kathiresan, Verve Therapeutics, USA
Keynote Address

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Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin, USA
Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture

Brian Wainger

Brian Wainger, Harvard University, USA
John McNeish Memorial Lecture

Presidential Symposium

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Fiona Watt, King's College London, UK
Ernest McCulloch Memorial Lecture

Eric Olson

Eric Olson, University of Texas Southwestern, USA

Casey Atkins

Aviv Regev, Broad Institute, USA


Plenary Sessions and Speakers

Plenary I: Presidential Symposium

  • Ernest McCulloch Lecture:  Fiona Watt, King's College London, UK
  • Eric Olson, University of Texas Southwestern, USA
  • Aviv Regev, Broad Institute, USA

Plenary II: Machine Learning and Computation

  • Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA
  • Hiroaki Kitano, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Daphne Koller, Stanford University, USA and insitro, Inc., USA

Plenary III: Embryological & Developmental Regulation

  • Benoit Bruneau, Gladstone Institutes, USA
  • Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller University, USA
  • Ken Zaret, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
  • Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge, UK

Plenary IV: Aging

  • Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
  • Guanghui Liu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China
  • Emi Nishimura, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
  • Beth Stevens, Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Plenary V: Organogenesis

  • Miki Ebisuya, EMBL Barcelona, Spain
  • Madeline Lancaster, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
  • Henrik Semb, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Plenary VI: Reprogramming and Regeneration

  • Anne McLaren Lecture: Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin USA
  • Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
  • Shinya Yamanaka, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application, Japan

Plenary VII: Gene Editing and Clinical Innovation

  • John McNeish Lecture: Brian Wainger, Harvard University, USA
  • Katherine High, Spark Therapeutics, USA
  • Michel Sadelain, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Keynote Address: Sekar Kathiresan, Verve Therapeutics, USA