Organizing Committee

Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Eran Meshorer, PhD
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD
UCSF, USA

Benjamin Dekel, MD, PhD
Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Shulamit Levenberg, PhD
Technion, Israel

Maria Elena Torres-Padilla, PhD
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

Magdalena Götz, PhD
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany



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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 (Chinese Standard Time)

08:00-08:05 | Welcome Remarks
Haifan Lin, Yale University, USA/ ShanghaiTech University, China
Keith Alm, CEO, International Society for Stem Cell Research, USA

08:05-08:50 | Opening Keynote
Chair: Haifan LinYale University, USA/ ShanghaiTech University, China
SpeakerChristine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

08:50-10:05 | Pluripotency
Chair: Haifan Lin, Yale University, USA/ ShanghaiTech University, China
Speakers:
- Robert Blelloch, University of California, San Francisco, USA
- Ge Guo, University of Exeter, UK
- Xiaohua Shen, Tsinghua University, China

15:30-17:30 | Cell Fate and Potency
Chair: TBD
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

12:45-13:45 | Poster Session

14:00-15:15 |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


Thursday, 13 January (Chinese Standard Time)

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

10:10-12:10 | 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     

12:30-13:30 | Poster Sessions

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

Friday, 14 January (Chinese Standard Time)

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

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

- Malin Parmar, Lund University, Sweden
TBD

11:30-12:20 | Closing Keynote & Closing Remarks
Michele de Luca, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Duanqing Pei, Westlake University, China