Shanghai Square


ISSCR International Symposium
13-15 March 2020  |  Shanghai, China


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 13-15 March 2020 at the ShanghaiTech University in Shanghai, China. 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.


Friday, 13 March

13:00-14:00 | Opening Keynote
Christine Mummery, PhDLeiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

14:00-15:00 | Pluripotency
Qi Zhou, PhDInstitute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Austin Smith, PhD, FRSUniversity of Exeter, UK

15:00-15:30 | Coffee Break

15:30-17:30 | Cell Fate and Potency
Danwei Huangfu, PhDMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Xiaohua Shen, PhDTsinghua University, China

Jinsong Li, PhD
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ying Jin, MD, PhD, Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Duanqing Pei, PhDGuangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health-Guangdong Laboratory, China

17:30-19:30 | Reception

Saturday, 14 March

09:00-10:30 | Molecular Reprogramming
Hongkui Deng, PhDPeking University, China     
Pengyu Huang, PhDShanghaiTech University, China
Kathrin Plath, PhDDavid Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA

10:30-11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 | Stem Cells & the Niche
Yi Arial Zeng, PhDInstitute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, China
Linheng Li, PhDStowers Institute for Medical Research, USA

12:30-14:00 | Lunch and Posters

14:00-15:30 | Regeneration & Tissue Repair
Helen Blau, PhDStanford University, USA
Christopher Antos, PhDSchool of Life Sciences and Technology ShanghaiTech University, China
Anthony Oro, MD, PhDStanford University, USA

15:30-16:00 | Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 | The Stem Cell - Cancer Relationship
Valentina Greco, PhDYale University, USA
Lijian Hui, PhDShanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China


Sunday, 15 March

09:00-10:30 | Emerging Technology
Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhDHebrew University, Israel
In-Hyun Park, PhD, Yale University, USA
Samantha Morris, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, USA

10:30-11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 | Disease Modeling & Drug Discovery
Tannishtha Reya, PhDUniversity of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA
Yi Sun, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

12:30-14:00 | Meet the Experts

14:00-15:15 | Cell Therapies
Robert Blelloch, MD, PhDUniversity of California, San Francisco, USA
Malin Parmar, PhDLund University, Sweden

15:15-16:10 | Closing Keynote
Michele de Luca, MDUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy