Organizing Committee

Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD
Hebrew University, Israel

Helen Blau, PhD
Stanford University, USA

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

Haifan Lin, PhD
Yale University, USA/Shanghai Tech University, China

Duanqing Pei, PhD
Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Kathrin Plath, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Austin Smith, PhD, FRS
University of Cambridge, UK

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

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New International Symposium Program Dates 12-14 January, 2022

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work with partners to reschedule this education event, and adjust plans to ensure the delivery of a fantastic program this fall.

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), together with ShanghaiTech University and Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory, are pleased to announce that Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine will be held 12-14 January 2022 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.

Program Highlights



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Christine Mummery, PhDLeiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Keynote Speaker



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Michele de Luca, MD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Keynote Speaker



Tentative Speakers & Topics

Cell Fate and Potency
Danwei Huangfu, PhD, Memorial 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, PhD, Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health-Guangdong Laboratory, China

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

Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery
Tannishtha Reya, PhD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Yi Sun, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Emerging Technologies
Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD, Hebrew University, Israel
In-Hyun Park, PhD, Yale University, USA

Molecular Reprogramming
Hongkui Deng, PhD, Peking University, China
Pengyu Huang, PhD, ShanghaiTech University, China
Kathrin Plath, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA

Qi Zhou, PhD, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Austin Smith, PhD, FRS, University of Exeter, UK

Regeneration and Tissue Repair
Helen Blau, PhD, Stanford University, USA
Christopher Antos, PhD, School of Life Sciences and Technology ShanghaiTech University, China
Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Stanford University, USA

Stem Cells and the Niche
Yi Arial Zeng, PhD, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, China

The Stem Cell - Cancer Relationship
Lijian Hui, PhD, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China

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



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.