Stem Cells Present and Future

May 8th 2007. Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. Register now!

The meeting Stem Cells: Present and Future took place on May 8th 2007. This one day meeting, organized by Laurie Boyer (Whitehead Institute) explored current research in Stem Cells, exciting techniques emerging and plans and hopes for future research.

A similar meeting is already planned for next year. More information to follow soon!


The Conference Center at Harvard Medical
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115


May 8th 2007


10.00 am - 7.00 pm (lunch and wine reception included)


Laurie Boyer (Whitehead Institute)


  • 09.00 - 10.00 am: Registration
  • 10.00 - 10.10 am: Welcome

  • 10.10 am - Amy Wagers (Harvard Medical School)
    Maintenance and renewal of tissue-specific stem cells
  • 10.40 am - Kevin Eggan (Harvard University)
    Interrogating Development and Disease with Nuclear Transfer and Stem Cells
  • 11.10 am - Introduction to Abcam
  • 11.20 am - Rudolf Jaenisch (Whitehead Institute & MIT)
    Epigenetics, pluripotency and embryonic stem cells
  • 11.50 am - Nimet Maherali (Harvard Medical School)
    Global epigenetic remodeling indirectly reprogrammed fibroblasts

12.10 - 1.15 pm - Lunch 

  • 1.15 pm - Robert Langer (MIT)
    Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering:  Progress and Future Perspectives
  • 1.45 pm - Rick Young (Whitehead Institute& MIT)
    Regulatory Circuitry of Embryonic Stem Cells
  • 2.15 pm - George Daley (Children's Hospital Boston Stem Cell Program)
    Histocompatible Embryonic Stem Cells
  • 2.45 pm - Short break
  • 3.10 pm - Alex Meissner (Whitehead Institute)
    Shotgun bisulfite sequencing by 454 and solexa for high-resolution DNA methylation analysis-comparing pluripotent and differentiated epigenomes 
  • 3.30 pm - Carla Bender Kim (Children's Hospital Boston Stem Cell Program)
    Characterizing stem cell function in normal lung & lung cancer
  • 4.00 pm - Hong Wu (UCLA)
    PTEN and Stem Cell Control

Closing remarks
4.45 - 7.00 pm - Posters wine and nibbles


Unlimited poster spaces available. Submit your abstract when you register for your poster abstract to be included in the abstract book.

Oral abstract deadline has now passed

Early Fees:

  • $30 - student, $60 - non-student (before April 24th) 
  • $80 after April 24th

Registration deadline:

May 1st 2007

** Register now! **

Travel Information:

View Conference Center website for directions and parking information.


Jaime Robinson, Abcam Events Team
617-225-2272 x235


Relevant links:

Stem Cells Abwire - resources and conferences

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