Message from the President
The ISSCR announces the recipients of its 2019 Award for Innovation, Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator, Tobias Award Lecture, and Public Service Award. Awardees will be recognized at the ISSCR annual meeting, 26-29 June, in Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.Full story
- 8 February, 2019
Keith Alm joined the ISSCR as chief operating officer in January 2019, after serving as a brand strategist and consultant for the society for nearly a decade. He’s worked with many of the organization's leaders on strategic positioning, communications, and partnerships.Full story
- 21 January, 2019
Harvard University, U.S.
New Voices, Breakthrough Science at ISSCR 2019
If you’re an enterprising stem cell scientist with exciting work to publish this year, the ISSCR annual meeting in Los Angeles, 26-29 June, is the place to take the stage and showcase your science to colleagues and the field. We’ve developed a new program structure this year that dedicates 15 plenary speaking spots to abstract-selected speakers, to showcase the talents of the next generation of scientists.
In addition, with about 135 abstract-selected talks overall, the meeting will feature the work of junior scientists more than ever before.
stem cell researchTake a closer look
Enlisting Stem Cells in the War on Heart Disease
The heart works tirelessly for a whole lifetime, pumping fresh blood to the far reaches of the body, supplying oxygen and nutrients. When the heart itself is deprived of blood caused by a blocked artery, the affected tissue withers and scars and can no longer beat.
February is heart disease awareness month, a time to take stock of how stem cells are being used to better understand and potentially treat heart disease.
Stem Cells in the News
Media highlights in the field of stem cell research and its translation to the clinic.
16 January, STAT
20 December, The New York Times
13 December, Science
A sampling of recent stem cell research commentaries, articles, and resources.
Featured Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology Article
Differentiation of human-induced pluripotent stem cells to macrophages for disease modeling and functional genomics, Shi, et al (2018).Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology, e74. doi: 10.1002/cpsc.74.
Neurite Collapse and Altered ER Ca2+ Control in Human Parkinson Disease Patient iPSC-Derived Neurons with LRRK2 G2019S Mutation, Korecka, et al (2018), Stem Cell Reports, doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2018.11.021.
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ISSCR and policy news from around the world.
28 December, The Wall Street Journal
Chinese Gene-Editing Experiment Loses Track of Patients, Alarming Technology's Investors
20 December, CNN
Funding for Fetal Tissue Research Will Continue, Agency Assures Scientists
12 December, Science Business
European Parliament Backs Bigger Research Budget
Learn about ISSCR colleagues in the stem cell field from around the world.
Ole Pless, PhD
Humboldt University / Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
Head of biomarker and translational drug discovery with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology