Organizing Committee


Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Eran Meshorer, PhD
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD

Benjamin Dekel, MD, PhD
Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Shulamit Levenberg, PhD
Technion, Israel

Maria Elena Torres-Padilla, PhD
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

Magdalena Götz, PhD
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

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The ISSCR 2022 Jerusalem International Symposium

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), in partnership with Horizon2020 Training Network EpiSyStem and in collaboration with the Israel Stem Cell Society (ISCS), invites you to join us at the ISSCR Jerusalem International Symposium “Stem Cells: From Genes to Organs” which will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel from 30-31 March 2022.

This meeting will cover exciting advances at the frontier of stem cell biology, from the fundamental molecular mechanisms of pluripotency to the latest progress in regenerative medicine. Internationally-renowned experts will converge in Jerusalem to share the latest advances in single cell biology, developmental genetics and epigenetics, and organoid technologies that are transforming our understanding of stem cell biology, differentiation, and tissue and organ formation. 

We hope you can join us for an outstanding program at the ISSCR’s first meeting in Israel - a focal point of leading stem cell research and pioneering regenerative medicine in a stunning location.

Abstract submission for this symposium is open. Learn more and submit your abstract here.


Program & Speakers

Pluripotency, Reprogramming, and Early Development

  • Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Michiel Vermeulen, PhD, Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA  

Single Cell Gene Expression

  • Alexander van Oudenaarden, PhD, Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
  • Barbara Treutlein, PhD, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Adult Stem Cells and Stem Cell Niches

  • Jovica Ninkovic, PhD, LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
  • Leonard I. Zon, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University, USA

Disease Modeling

  • Magdalena Götz, PhD, Helmholz Center Munich, Institute Stem Cell Research, Germany
  • Giuseppe Testa, MD, PhD, University of Milan, Italy        

Epigenetic Regulation and Chromatin

  • Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, PhD, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
  • Geneviève Almouzni, PhD, Institut Curie, France
  • Kathrin Plath, PhD, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, USA
  • Alexander Meissner, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany

Stem Cell Technologies/Tissue Engineering

  • Jose Polo, PhD, Monash University, Australia
  • TBD


  • Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • TBD

Clinical Applications/Regenerative Medicine 

  • Charles Murry, MD, PhD, University of Washington & Sana Biotechnology, USA
  • Douglas A. Melton, PhD, Harvard University, USA

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