EMBO Conference: Advances in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (STM17) Heidelberg

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  • The Euro­pean Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­ogy Organ­i­sa­tion is invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in the 2017 Con­fer­ence on Advances in Stem Cells and Regen­er­a­tive Med­i­cine, tak­ing place in Hei­del­berg, Ger­many on May 2326, 2017.


    The aim of this con­fer­ence is to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive overview of var­i­ous aspects of stem cell biol­ogy. The cel­lu­lar and mol­e­c­u­lar prop­er­ties of nor­mal tis­sue stem cells will be dis­cussed, as will the prop­er­ties of the niches that main­tain them. We will address alter­ations to stem cell func­tion dur­ing age­ing and in the con­text, and how stem cells can be used for regen­er­a­tive pur­poses and for dis­ease mod­el­ling. On this occa­sion a par­tic­u­lar focus will be on ageing/​metabolism and the link between these top­ics and tis­sue homeostasis/​regeneration. These are emerg­ing areas in the stem cell field, with con­sid­er­able poten­tial and huge soci­etal rel­e­vance. Finally, the meet­ing will also focus on the emerg­ing and state-​of-​the-​art sin­gle cell tran­scrip­tome tech­niques that are uncov­er­ing novel insights into stem cell populations.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    • Tis­sue stem cell specification/​regulation and self-​renewal
    • Stem cell niche, signalling
    • Stem cell aging and metabolism
    • Sin­gle cell analy­sis of stem cell dynamics
    • Prin­ci­ples of devel­op­ment for stem cell engineering
    • Stem cell based dis­ease mod­el­ling and drug discovery
    • Re-​evaluating strate­gies for transplantation

    Why attend?

    Regen­er­a­tive med­i­cine is based on the abil­ity of stem cells to repair tis­sue dam­age. The regen­er­a­tive capac­ity of endoge­nous stem cells decreases with age, is impaired in degen­er­a­tive dis­eases, and dereg­u­lated in can­cer. Our abil­ity to main­tain and restore nor­mal tis­sue func­tion there­fore requires that we under­stand not only the iden­tity, prop­er­ties and func­tion of nor­mal stem cells, but also the processes that alter their func­tion dur­ing age­ing, and in dis­ease states.


    Keynote Speakers

    • Anne Brunet – Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, USA
    • Hans C. Clevers – Hubrecht Insti­tute, The Netherlands
    • Michele De Luca – Uni­ver­sity of Mod­ena and Reg­gio Emilia, Italy

    Con­firmed Speakers

    • Anna Bigas – Hos­pi­tal del Mar Med­ical Research Insti­tute (IMIM), Spain
    • Clare Black­burn – The Uni­ver­sity of Edin­burgh, UK Blan­pain Cedric Blan­pain Uni­ver­sity of Brus­sels, Belgium
    • Joseph V. Bon­ven­tre – Brigham and Women’s Hos­pi­tal, Har­vard Med­ical School, USA
    • Hongkui Deng – Peking Uni­ver­sity, China
    • John Dick – Uni­ver­sity Health Net­work, Canada
    • Stu­art Forbes – The Uni­ver­sity of Edin­burgh, UK
    • Yukiko Gotoh – The Uni­ver­sity of Tokyo, Japan
    • Anne Grapin-​Botton – Uni­ver­sity of Copen­hagen, Denmark
    • Kim Jensen – Uni­ver­sity of Copen­hagen, Denmark
    • Gor­don Keller – Uni­ver­sity Health Net­work, Canada
    • Val­ter Longo – Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, USA
    • Matthias Lutolf – Swiss Fed­eral Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy Lau­sanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    • Alfonso Martinez-​Arias – Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge, UK Irene Miguel-​Aliaga – Impe­r­ial Col­lege Lon­don, UK
    • Sean J. Mor­ri­son – The Uni­ver­sity of Texas South­west­ern Med­ical Cen­ter, USA
    • Chris­tine L. Mum­mery – Lei­den Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Cen­ter, The Netherlands
    • Claus Nerlov – The Uni­ver­sity of Oxford, UK
    • Christina Scheel – Helmholtz Zen­trum München, Germany
    • Ben Simons – Cavendish Lab­o­ra­tory, TCM, Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge, United Kingdom
    • Toshio Suda – Can­cer Sci­ence Insti­tute, National Uni­ver­sity of Sin­ga­pore, Singapore
    • Masayo Taka­hashi – RIKEN, Japan
    • Naomi Tay­lor – IGMM, France
    • Maria Elena Tor­res Padilla – Insti­tute of Epi­ge­net­ics and Stem Cells, Helmholtz Zen­trum München, Germany
    • Fiona Watt – King’s Col­lege Lon­don, UK
    • Val Wil­son – The Uni­ver­sity of Edin­burgh, UK
    • Sho­sei Yoshida – National Insti­tute for Basic Biol­ogy, Japan

    Finan­cial Assistance

    Lim­ited finan­cial assis­tance is avail­able for our events in the form of both reg­is­tra­tion fee waivers and travel grants. Avail­abil­ity will be indi­cated dur­ing the abstract or moti­va­tion let­ter sub­mis­sion process. Your place in the meet­ing is only con­firmed by pay­ing the reg­is­tra­tion fee, which is manda­tory even when receiv­ing a fee waiver.

    Reg­is­tra­tion Fee Waiver

    The fee waiver will cover the reg­is­tra­tion sum that you have paid to attend the meeting.

    Travel Grant

    The travel grant will cover the cost of travel (air­fare, train, bus, taxi, accom­mo­da­tion#, visa#) and is pro­vided up to spec­i­fied caps which are nor­mally as follows:

    • 400 for par­tic­i­pants trav­el­ling to an EMBL Con­fer­ence or EMBO|EMBL Sym­po­sium from within Europe.
    • 1000 for par­tic­i­pants trav­el­ling to an EMBL Con­fer­ence or EMBO|EMBL Sym­po­sium from out­side Europe.
    • 500 for any par­tic­i­pant trav­el­ling to an EMBO conference.
    • 1000 for any par­tic­i­pant work­ing in India, Sin­ga­pore or Tai­wan trav­el­ling to an EMBO conference.

    #not cov­ered if the meet­ing is an EMBO conference.

    These caps are sub­ject to reduc­tion at the organiser’s dis­cre­tion to accom­mo­date more par­tic­i­pants. Recip­i­ents will be noti­fied of their travel cap amount when they are informed of the out­come of their appli­ca­tion. Orig­i­nal receipts must be pro­vided with your sig­na­ture for all costs incurred within two months of com­ple­tion of travel. Scanned copies can­not be accepted.


    Sci­en­tific Organisers

    • Clare Black­burn – The Uni­ver­sity of Edin­burgh, UK
    • Thomas Graf – Cen­tre for Genomic Reg­u­la­tion (CRG), Spain
    • Claus Nerlov – The Uni­ver­sity of Oxford, UK
    • Donal O’Carroll – The Uni­ver­sity of Edin­burgh, UK
    • Olivier Pourquié – Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, USA and PluriMes
    • Shahragim Tajbakhsh – Pas­teur Insti­tute, France and REVIVE
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