Stem Cells in Cancer and Regenerative Medicine

Why You Should Attend

Summary
This conference will describe the role of stem cells in normal and diseased physiology, as well as the ways in which stem cells can be used for curative ends. The overall aim is to integrate basic, translational and clinical aspects of stem cell research into a single framework.

Aims of event
The goal is to give participants an overview of the model systems, and of the scientific and logistical framework involved in gaining and exploiting basic knowlege of stem cell biology in cancer research and regenerative medicine settings.

Topics
Pluripotency
Tissue stem cells
Stem cell specification and transdifferentiation
Niche, signaling and metabolism
Cancer stem cells
Tissue repair and regeneration
Disease modeling and drug discovery

+ show speakers and program
Day 1 - Wednesday 29 August 2012 14:00 - 16:00 Registration
16:00 - 16:15 Welcome
Session 1: Pluripotency
16:15 - 16:45 Hans Schöler, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
16:45 - 17:15 Ian Chambers, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
17:15 - 18:00 Selected Talks
18:00 -19:00 Welcome Drinks
19:00 - 20:00 Keynote Talk: Azim Surani, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
20:00 - 21:30 Dinner
21:30 - 22:30 After Dinner Drinks


Day 2 - Thursday 30 August 2012 09:00 - 10:00 Keynote Talk: Jane Visvader, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Session 2: Tissue Stem Cells
10:00 - 10:30 Cedric Blanpain, University of Brussels, Belgium
10:30 - 11:00 Fiona Watt, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute, United Kingdom
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Jonas Frisen, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
12:00 - 12:30 Selected Talks
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 3: Stem Cell Specification and Transdifferentiation
14:00 - 14:30 Marius Wernig, Stanford University, USA
14:30 - 15:00 Mick Bhatia, McMaster University, Canada
15:00 - 15:15 Selected Talk
15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:15 Thomas Graf, Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain
16:15 - 16:45 Pia Cosma, Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain
16:45 - 17:00 Selected Talk
17:00 - 19:00 Poster Session 1
19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
20:30 - 22:30 After Dinner Drinks



Day 3 - Friday 31 August 2012 Session 4: Niche, Signaling and Metabolism
09:00 - 09:30 Sophie Jarriault, Institute of Genetics Molecular and Cellular Biology, France
09:30 - 10:00 Magdalena Götz, Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
10:00 - 10:30 Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
10:30 - 11:00 Selected Talks
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Hiromitsu Nakauchi, Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
12:00 - 12:30 Selected Talks
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 5: Cancer Stem Cells
14:00 - 14:30 Dominique Bonnet, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, United Kingdom
14:30 - 15:00 Josef Penninger, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
15:00 - 15:30 Selected Talks
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 Keynote Talk: John Dick, University Health Network, Canada
17:00 - 19:00 Poster Session 2
19:00 - till late Gala Dinner



Day 4 - Saturday 1 September 2012 Session 6: Tissue Repair and Regeneration
09:00 - 09:30 Giulio Cossu, University College London, United Kingdom
09:30 - 10:00 Oliver Brüstle, University of Bonn, Germany
10:00 - 10:30 Selected Talks
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Helen Blau, Stanford University, USA
11:30 - 12:00 Stuart Forbes, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
Session 7: Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery
13:30 - 14:00 Mathias Treier, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
14:00 - 14:30 Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
14:30 - 15:00 Selected Talks
15:00 - 15:15 Closing Remarks and End
15:30 Buses depart

22:15 * Heidelberg Insider Tip* The Heidelberg Castle Illuminations is a magnificent firework show, which takes place three times a year. On the evening of Saturday 1 September is the last display for 2012.

29 Aug - 1 Sep 2012
Heidelberg
Germany
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