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/University of Tokyo, Japan 

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

Malin Parmar, PhD
Lund University, Sweden

Takanori Takebe, MD
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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Full Program 


Wednesday, 27 October

13:00 - 14:00 | Opening Keynote
Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, Gladstone Institutes, USA and Center for iPS Cell Research & Application, Kyoto University, Japan

14:00 - 15:30 | Stem Cells and Development
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK and California Technical Institute, USA
Yukiko Gotoh, PhD, University of Tokyo, Japan

15:30 - 16:00 | Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 | Advanced Technologies of Stem Cell Biology
Atsushi Miyawaki, MD, PhD, RIKEN Center for Brain Science & RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan
Speaker TBA

17:30 - 19:00 | Welcome Reception

Thursday, 28 October

09:00 - 10:30 | 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 

10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 | 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 

12:30 - 14:30 | Lunch and Posters

14:30 - 16:30 | Tissue Engineering
Matthias Lutolf, PhD, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 
Hiromitsu Nakauchi, MD, PhD, Stanford University, USA
Speaker TBA
 
18:00 - 20:00 | Speakers Dinner

Friday, 29 October

09:00 - 11:00 | Stem Cell-Based Therapies
Masayo Takahashi, MD, PhD, Vision Care Inc., Japan 
Malin Parmar, PhD, Lund University, Sweden 
Speaker TBA

11:00 - 13:00 | Lunch and Posters

13:00 - 15:00 | Gene Therapy and Genome Editing
Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD, Novartis, USA 
Sarah Chan, BSc, LLB, University of Edinburgh, UK
Speaker TBA

15:00 - 15:30 | Panel Discussion: Ethical Issues of Stem Cell Biology and Therapies

16:30 - 17:30 | Closing 
Speaker Carl June, MD, University of Pennsylvania, USA