Organizing Committee

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

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

Yukiko Gotoh, PhD
University of Tokyo, Japan

Hiromitsu Nakauchi, MD, PhD
Stanford University, USA

Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD
Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Malin Parmar, PhD
Lund University, Sweden

Takanori Takebe, MD, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA/Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Yokohama City University, Japan

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD
Gladstone Institutes, USA and Center for iPS Cell Research & Application, Kyoto University, Japan

 

 



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ISSCR/JSRM International Symposium Virtual 

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine (JSRM) partnered together to hold the International Symposium, “Stem Cells: From Basic Science to Clinical Translation,” from 27-29 October 2021 virtually. This exciting meeting explored topics from stem cells in development to novel technologies in stem cell research and stem cell therapies. The meeting also explored the ethical issues of stem cell biology and therapies through talks and a panel discussion.

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Program Highlights

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Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD
Gladstone Institutes, USA and Center for iPS Cell Research & Application, Kyoto University, Japan

Opening Keynote Speaker

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Carl H. June, MD
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Closing Keynote Speaker


Topics & Invited Speakers

Stem Cell-Based Disease Modelling and Drug Development

  • Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan 
  • Fred H. Gage, PhD, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA 

Stem Cell-Based Therapies

  • Masayo Takahashi, MD, PhD, Vision Care Inc., Japan 
  • Malin Parmar, PhD, Lund University, Sweden 
  • Speaker TBA

Tissue Engineering

  • Matthias Lutolf, PhD, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Hiromitsu Nakauchi, MD, PhD, Stanford University, USA
  • Yoshimi Yashiro, PhD, Kanagawa University of Human Services, Japan

Advanced Technologies of Stem Cell Biology

  • Atsushi Miyawaki, MD, PhD, RIKEN Center for Brain Science & RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan
  • Barbara Treutlein, PhD, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Gene Therapy and Genome Editing

  • Le Cong, PhD, Stanford University, USA
  • Katherine High, MD, AskBio, USA
  • Erica Jonlin, PhD, University of Washington, USA

Organoids: from Basic Biology to Clinical Translation

  • Sergiu Pasca, MD, Stanford University, USA 
  • Takanori Takebe, MD, PhD, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA 
  • Misao Fujita, MPH, PhD, CiRA Kyoto University, Japan 

Stem Cells and Development

  • Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK and California Technical Institute, USA 
  • Yukiko Gotoh, PhD, University of Tokyo, Japan 

Panel Discussion: Overcoming the Hurdles of Bringing Stem Cell Products to Market

  • Masayo Takahashi, MD, PhD, Vision Care Inc., Japan 
  • Malin Parmar, PhD, Lund University, Sweden 
  • Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan 

Junior Investigator Event

The JSRM Diversity Committee is overseeing a Junior Investigator Session to promote the exchange of information and ideas between young researchers in Japan and abroad. This session will take place Friday, 29 October from 11:30 – 13:30 JST. There will also be a breakout room during the meeting where early career researchers can ask questions, exchange ideas, and network. View the full program.


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

 

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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 open exchange of ideas.

 

 

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.

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