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The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will host a five-part digital meeting series featuring a global line-up of speakers who will discuss the latest research impacting the modeling of mammalian embryogenesis using stem cells. This series aims to bring together and grow the community working in modeling and related fields to share and discuss ideas that can enhance the science and advance biomedical discoveries. This event will take place on 13, 20, 27 April and 4, 11 May 2021. Registration is now open!

Co-Organizers

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Jianping Fu, PhD
University of Michigan, USA
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Nicolas Rivron, PhD
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria

Program

Embryo Models and Self-Organization
13 April, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 EDT (view your time zone)

The first program of the series will explore how embryo models enable the decoupling of tissues in order to reveal new roles for self-organization in multicellularity. The program will feature presentations from Nicolas Rivron (moderator), Nicoletta Petridou, Edouard Hannezo, and Luciano Marcon. Following the presentations, Aryeh Warmflash will join the speakers for a panel discussion.

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Nicolas Rivron, PhD, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria
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Nicoletta Petridou, PhD, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
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Luciano Marcon, PhD, CSIC-UPO-JA, Spain
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Edouard Hannezo, PhD, IST Austria, Austria
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Aryeh Warmflash, PhD, Rice University, USA

Embryo Models: Dynamics and Timing
20 April, 2021
14:00 - 15:30 EDT (view your time zone)

The second program of the series will discuss how the dynamic and timing of embryogenesis can be deciphered using new synthetic biology tools. The program will feature presentations from Pulin Li, (moderator), Michael Elowitz, Teresa Rayon, and Leonardo Morsut. Following the presentations, Naomi Moris will join the speakers for a panel discussion.

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Pulin Li, PhD, Whitehead Institute and MIT, USA
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Michael Elowitz, PhD, California Institute of Technology, USA
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Teresa Rayon, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
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Leonardo Morsut, PhD, University of Southern California (USC), USA
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Naomi Moris, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Understanding Human and Primate Monkey Development With Embryos and Embryo Models
27 April, 2021
04:00 - 05:30 EDT (view your time zone)

The third program of the series will clarify our current understanding of human and primate monkey development. The program will feature presentations from Thorsten Boroviak, (moderator), Mitinori Saitou, Jun Wu, and Tianqing Li. Following the presentations, Marta Shahbazi will join the speakers for a panel discussion.

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Thorsten Boroviak, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK
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Jun Wu, UT Southwestern, USA 
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Mitinori Saitou, MD, PhD, Kyoto University, Japan
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Marta Shahbazi, PhD, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Establishing Experimental Standards of Quality and Reproducibility for Embryo Models
4 May, 2021
11:00 - 12:30 EDT (view your time zone)

Registration is now closed.

The fourth program of the series will discuss the use of microengineering approaches for the establishment of experimental standards of quality and reproducibility for embryo models. The program will feature presentations from Jianping Fu, (moderator), Matthias Lutolf, Vincent Pasque, and Isabelle Migeotte. Following the presentations, Ali Brivanlou will join the speakers for a panel discussion.

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Ali Brivanlou, PhD, The Rockefeller University, USA
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Jianping Fu, PhD, University of Michigan, USA
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Matthias Lutolf, PhD, EFPL, Switzerland
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Isabelle Migeotte, PhD, IRIBHM, Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium
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Vincent Pasque, PhD, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Belgium

Nomenclatures and the Potential Ethical and Biomedical Impacts of Embryo Models
11 May, 2021
18:00 - 19:30 EST (view your time zone)

Registration is now closed.

The fifth program of the series will discuss the use of nomenclatures and the potential ethical and biomedical impacts of embryo models. The program will feature presentations from Martin Pera, (moderator), Kirstin Matthews, Insoo Hyun, and Megan Munsie. Following the presentations, Alfonso Martinez-Arias, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and Janet Rossant will join the speakers for a panel discussion.

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Martin Pera, PhD, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Kirstin Matthews
Kirstin Matthews, PhD, Rice University, USA
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Insoo Hyun, PhD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, USA
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Megan Munsie, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
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Alfonso Martinez-Arias, PhD, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, PhD, California Institute of Technology, USA
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Janet Rossant, PhD, FRS, Hospital for Sick Children, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Canada

Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor
BioLamina400x200
Bronze Sponsor

 

Companies interested in sponsoring an ISSCR Digital program, can reach out to ISSCR Industry Relations at exhibits@isscr.org.