Stem Cells to Tissues

Start date
April 30, 2012
End date
April 30, 2012
Venue
The Joseph B Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
Location
Boston, USA
Topics
Molecular basis of regeneration; Differentiation of adult and embryonic stem cells; Opportunities for clinical translation

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Program

Meeting preliminary program announced: 

 

8:00-8:45am Registration

9:00-9:35am 
The cellular and molecular basis for regeneration in planarians

Peter Reddien, Whitehead Institute, MIT, US

9:35-10:10am 
Lessons in tissue regeneration from zebrafish
Kenneth Poss, Duke University Medical Center, US


10:10-10:45am 
Strategies to enhance the regenerative potential of tissue stem cells
Amy Wagers, Harvard Medical School, US


10:45-11:00am 
Two-Photon Microscopy to Capture Live Cell Behavior in the Hair Follicle Stem Cell Niche
Valentina Greco, Yale School of Medicine, US


11:00-11:20 Coffee break


11:20-11:55am 
Micro- and Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine
Sangeeta Bhatia, David Koch Institute, MIT, US


11:55-12:30
Organ Re-engineering
Korkut Uygun, Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, US


12:30-1:30pm Lunch


1:30-2:05pm
Epigenetic regulation of heart development
Laurie Boyer, MIT, US


2:05-2:40pm
Towards stem cell therapy of the heart
Kenneth Chien, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, US


2:40pm-2:55pm
mTORC1 signaling in the Paneth cell niche regulates intestinal stem cell function in response to calorie intake
Pekka Katajisto, Whitehead Institute, MIT, US


2:55pm-3:10pm
Identification of factors that expand intestinal stem cells in vitro
Elizabeth Wiellette, PhD Developmental and Molecular Pathways, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Inc., US


3:10-3:30pm Coffee break


3:30-3:45pm
A Sox17-Sox2 switch governs pancreatic competence

Richard Sherwood, Harvard Medical School, US


3:45-4:20
Using stem cells to understand pancreatic development and treat diabetes
Doug Melton, Harvard University, US


4:20-5:10pm
Keynote talk: Self-renewal and cancer in the intestine
Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands

5:20-7pm Poster Session

Social events

A drinks reception will run parallel with the poster session.