Organizing Committee

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

Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Anne Grapin-Botton, PhD
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany & University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Cécile Martinat, PhD 
Institut Pasteur, France

Vincent Pasque, PhD
KU Leuven, Belgium

Shahragim Tajbakhsh, PhD
Institut Pasteur, France

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The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), French Society for Stem Cell Research (FSSCR), and Belgium Society for Stem Cell Research (BeSSCR) are partnering on an International Symposium entitled “Advances in Stem Cell Research: From Single Cells to Organs.” The symposium will take place in fall of 2022 at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, and will feature exciting topics at the frontier of the stem cell field, including self-organization and tissue engineering, emerging technologies in single cell research, new insights into stem cell biology, and advances in regenerative medicine. Join us and hear from world-leading experts in Paris!

Tentative Program Highlights

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Cédric Blanpain, MD, PhD, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Keynote Speaker



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Laure Bally-Cuif, PhD, Institut Pasteur, France

Keynote Speaker



Tentative Speakers & Topics

Development and Ageing Using Stem Cells

  • Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD, Columbia University, USA
  • Anne Grapin-Botton, PhD, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany & University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Emerging Technologies in Single Cell Research

  • Barbara Treutlein, PhD, ETH Zürich, Switzerland 
  • Stein Aerts, PhD, VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium

Engineering Stem Cells

  • Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Dietrich M. Egli, PhD, Columbia University, USA

Epigenetic and Genetic Regulatory Networks

  • Edith Heard, PhD, Institut Curie, France
  • Alexander Meissner, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany

From Disease Modeling to Drug Discovery

  • Christine Mummery, PhD, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Jean-Christophe Marine, PhD, VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium

Regulation and Control of Pluripotency

  • Austin Smith, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Hongkui Deng, PhD, Peking University, China

Regenerative Medicine

  • Charles Murry, MD, PhD, University of Washington, USA
  • Agnete Kirkeby, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Self-Organization and Tissue Engineering

  • Prisca Liberali, PhD, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
  • Jianping Fu, PhD, University of Michigan, USA


What to Expect

The ISSCR has created our International Symposia to delve into current stem cell topics through exciting scientific programs in an engaging, intimate atmosphere.

Learn about the latest science from a slate of global speakers
Present your research in an abstract-selected talk or a poster presentation
Connect with colleagues through numerous networking opportunities


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Who Should Attend?

Academic, industry, and clinical researchers interested in stem cell biology and its therapeutic applications are encouraged to attend and share your latest research and findings. Attendees will hear from leaders in the field and benefit from the convivial atmosphere and open exchange of ideas found at this symposium.



What Sets the International Symposia Apart?

ISSCR International Symposia are where the world's leading minds are building the future of stem cell science. They are focused meetings that bring together approximately 400 attendees,100 poster presentations, and exhibitors with innovative technologies. The goal is to expand ISSCR's educational reach, making it more accessible for stem cell scientists in regions around the world.

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