ISSCR Organizers

  • Nissim Benvenisty, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Magdalena Götz, Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Germany
  • Hans Schöler, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
  • Peter Zandstra, University of British Columbia, Canada

KSSCR Organizers

  • Il-Hoan Oh, Catholic University of Korea, Korea
  • Youngsook Son, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Jihwan Song, CHA University, Korea
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We invite you to join your colleagues in Seoul, Korea, for Stem Cell Research: Present and Future, a two-day program of in-depth scientific presentations and discussions from international experts. 

This joint International Symposia with the Korean Society for Stem Cell Research will feature scientific presentations and discussions exploring recent discoveries in stem cell science, and the implications for the future of the field and the applications to human health.

Registration and Abstract Submission* are hosted on our partner website, along with additional information on:

*Registration is required to submit an abstract.

Keynote Speakers

Shinya sq Seoul

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, Japan and Gladstone Institutes, U.S.


Deepak Srivastava, MD
Gladstone Institutes, University of California San Francisco, U.S.

Korea Symposium Program

Thursday 26 September
Friday 27 September

Plenary Session Topics

  • Cell Fate Decisions
  • Cellular Reprogramming
  • Tissue and Cancer Stem Cells
  • Microenvironment and the Stem Cell Niche
  • Epigenetics and Aging of Stem Cells
  • New Technologies in Stem Cells
  • Disease Modeling and Stem Cells
  • Stem Cells in Translation

Concurrent Session Topics

  • Genome Editing in Stem Cells
  • Stem Cell Quality Control for Cell Therapy
  • Organoids and Development
  • Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
  • Application of Stem Cell Technologies
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine



Grand Hilton Seoul
353 Yeonhui-ro, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul, South Korea




What to Expect

The ISSCR and KSSCR are proud to present an exciting scientific program in an engaging, intimate atmosphere. The meeting will open and close with keynote lectures from renowned experts, along with the latest research on how stem cell models are used to understand development, regeneration, and disease.

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


Poster Presentations

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 finding. 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.