Organizing Committee

Nissim Benvenisty
Hebrew University, Israel

Helen Blau
Stanford University, USA

Robert Blelloch
University of California San Francisco, USA

Haifan Lin
Yale University, USA

Duanqing Pei
Westlake University, China

Kathrin Plath
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Austin Smith
University of Exeter, UK

Yi Arial Zeng
Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


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Program Highlights


The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), together with ShanghaiTech University and Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory, present the International Symposium Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, taking place 12-14 January, 2022, virtually. This meeting will highlight topics from cell fate and pluripotency to disease modeling and clinical translation of cell therapies, dissecting the role of stem cells in basic biology and therapeutics alike. Join us for this exciting three-day meeting and hear from global leaders in stem cell research.


Wednesday, 12 January (Beijing time, GMT+8)

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08:00-08:05 | Welcome Remarks
Welcome Remarks: Haifan Lin, Yale University, USA
Introduction to the International Symposium: Keith Alm, CEO, International Society for Stem Cell Research, USA

08:05-08:40 | Opening Keynote
Chair: Haifan LinYale University, USA
SpeakerChristine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

08:40-08:50 | Break

08:50-10:05 | Pluripotency

Chair: In-Hyun Park, Yale University, USA
Speakers:
- Robert Blelloch, University of California, San Francisco, USA
- Ge Guo, University of Exeter, UK
- Xiaohua Shen, Tsinghua University, China

10:05-10:15 | Break

10:15-12:30 | Cell Fate and Potency
Chair: Hongkui Deng, Peking University, China
Speakers
:
- Danwei Huangfu, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
- Kathrin Plath, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA
- Jinsong Li,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Ying Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Duanqing Pei, Westlake University, China

12:30-12:45 | Break

12:45-14:00 | Abstract-Selected Speaker Session I
Chair
: Yi-Arial Zeng,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Speakers:
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 Tongguang Wang, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, USA
Bing Zhang, Westlake University, China
Yu Qing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Kathy Lui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Yan Huang, Sun Yat-sen University, China

14:00-14:15 | Break

14:15-15:15 | Innovation Showcase by STEMCELL Technologies 

Thursday, 13 January (Beijing time, GMT+8)

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08:00-10:00 | Tissue Stem Cells in the Niche and Cancer

Chair: Robert Blelloch, University of California, USA
Speakers
:
- Valentina Greco,Yale University, USA
- Lijian Hui, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Linheng Li, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
- Yi Arial Zeng, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, China

10:00-10:10 | Break

10:10-12:10 | Reprogramming, Regeneration, and Repair
Chair: Kathrin Plath, University of California, USA
Speakers
:
- Helen Blau,Stanford University, USA
- Christopher Antos, School of Life Sciences and Technology ShanghaiTech University, China
- Anthony Oro, Stanford University, USA
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Pengyu Huang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China
- Hongkui Deng, Peking University, China     

12:10-12:30 | Break

12:30-13:30 | Poster Sessions

13:45-15:00 | Abstract-Selected Speaker Session II
Chair
: Christopher Antos, School of Life Sciences and Technology ShanghaiTech University, China
Speakers
:
- Xi He, Stowers Institute, USA
Yanfei Xiang, ShanghaiTech University, China
- Jie Na, Tsinghua University, China
- Jun-An Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
- Linzhao Cheng, University of Science and Technology of China, China

15:00-15:15 | Break

15:15-16:15 | Innovation Showcase by MaxWell Biosystems

Friday, 14 January (Beijing time, GMT+8)

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08:00-10:15 | Advances in Technology, Disease Modeling, and Drug Discovery

Chair: Helen Blau, Stanford University, USA
Speakers
:
- Nissim Benvenisty, Hebrew University, Israel
- In-Hyun Park, Yale University, USA
- Samantha Morris, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
- Tannishtha Reya, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA
- Yi Sun, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

10:15-10:30 | Break

10:30-11:30 | Stem Cell-Based Therapies
Chair: Duanqing Pei, Westlake University, China
Speakers:

- Tobias Deuse, University of California, San Francisco, USA
- Malin Parmar, Lund University, Sweden

11:30-11:40 | Break

11:40-12:20 | Closing Keynote & Closing Remarks

Chair: Duanqing Pei, Westlake University, China
Speaker: Michele de Luca, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy