Stem Cell Energetics

Growing evidence shows that cellular metabolism underlies stem cell fate, including pluripotency, differentiation and reprogramming. In addition to generating ATP, through oxidative phosphorylation, mitochondrial metabolism provides the building blocks to support biomass, such as amino acid and lipids, and is involved in cell signaling in determining stem cell fate. Altered stem cell metabolism has been implicated in aging and diseases, such as cancer, and serves as a potential target for therapeutic intervention.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together academic researchers, clinicians and drug developers working in the fields of metabolism and stem cells to accelerate progress in this rapidly advancing field. We aim to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and promote cross-collaboration amongst experts in these areas.

Symposium themes:

Metabolic regulation of stem cell self renewal
Niche influence on stem cell metabolism
Energetics of stem cell flux
Mitochondria regulation of stem cell fate
Metabolites in stem cell epigenetics and reprogramming
Altered stem cell metabolism in aging and disease
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Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Sean Morrison, UT Southwestern, Texas, USA
Closing Keynote Speaker
Leanne Jones, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
and Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona, Spain
Anne Brunet, Stanford University, USA
Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
George Daley, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, USA
Ron DePinho, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Sheng Ding, Gladstone Institute, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Heinrich Jasper, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA
Emmanuelle Passegue, University of California, San Francisco, USA
KJ Patel, MRC Laboratory Lab of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Miguel Ramalho-Santos, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Tom Rando, Stanford University, USA
David Sabatini, Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
David Scadden, Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology/ Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Toshio Suda, Keio University, Japan
Mike Teitell, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Andre Terzic, Mayo Clinic, USA
Amy Wagers, Harvard University, Boston, USA

9 Dec - 11 Dec 2014
Berkeley
United States of America
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