Speakers & Topics

ISSCR International Symposium
20-22 February 2019  |  Amsterdam, Netherlands

Program Highlights

Stem Cells & Organoids in Development & Disease offers three days of insightful presentations and conversations around a research topic at the forefront of our field. Renowned keynote speakers Hans Clevers and Jürgen Knoblich will give the opening and closing talks; in between, hear from invited experts from around the globe, and abstract-selected speakers presenting their latest research. 

Session Topics

  • Recapitulating developmental processes
  • Organoid and tissue regeneration
  • Modeling disease
  • Modeling cell interactions
  • Tissue engineering

Keynote Speakers


Hans Clevers, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands



Jürgen Knoblich, PhD
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Austria


Invited Speakers

Paola Arlotta, PhD
Harvard University, U.S.

Helen Blau, PhD
Stanford University, U.S.

Anne Grapin-Botton, PhD
DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Meritxell Huch, PhD
The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology, UCSF School of Medicine, U.S.

Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD
Stanford University, U.S.

Melissa Little, PhD GAICD
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia


Matthias Lutolf, PhD
EPFL, Switzerland

Shahin Rafii, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College, U.S.

Botond Roska MD, PhD
Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology, Switzerland

Toshiro Sato, MD, PhD
Keio University, Japan

Elly Tanaka, PhD
Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria

James Wells, PhD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, U.S.


Thank you for attending our sold-out event in Amsterdam. Please join us at the ISSCR 2019 Annual Meeting or at upcoming International Symposia in Toronto, Canada or Seoul, South Korea

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