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International Symposium Stem Cells in Biology & Disease

Lisbon, Portugal

     *  Peter Andrews

     *  Yves Barde

     *  Nissim Benvenisty

     *  Oliver Brüstle

     *  Elena Cattaneo

     *  Tariq Enver

     *  Magdalena Götz

     *  Thomas Graf

     *  Domingos Henrique

     *  Ron McKay

     *  Christine Mummery

     *  Andras Nagy

     *  Martin Pera

     *  Marc Peschanski

     *  Angel Raya

     *  Tom Reh

     *  Jose Silva

     *  Andrew Smith

     *  Austin Smith

     *  John Stingl

     *  Lorenz Studer

     *  Maarten van Lohuizen

     *  Shinya Yamanaka

   International symposium

   Stem Cells in Biology & Disease

   26-28 May 2010, Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation

   Abstract deadline: 22 March 2010
   Registration deadline: 05 April 2010

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   Plus: Third Ethics Workshop
   “Do we still need human embryonic stem cells?”
   Friday 28 May, 2pm
   Europe embryonic pluripotent stem cells / intellectual property /
   patents / commercialisation / ethics regulation / policy / science

Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
12:30:00 Lunch
13:25:00 Welcome from ESTOOLS Coordinator Peter Andrews
13:30:00 Keynote Speech 1 Shinya Yamanaka
14:30:00 SESSION 1: Cancer stem cells Peter Andrews, Maarten van Lohuizen, Tariq Enver, John Stingl
14:35:00 One talk from a selected abstract.
16:15:00 Coffee
16:45:00 SESSION 2: Fate switching and induced pluripotency Thomas Graf, Austin Smith, Jose Silva, Angel Raya
16:50:00 Plus one talk from a selected abstract.
18:30:00 Poster session
Thursday, May 27, 2010
09:00:00 SESSION 3: Neural stem cells Yves Alain Barde, Magdalena Goetz, Domingos Henrique, Oliver Bruestle
09:05:00 Plus one talk from a selected abstract.
10:45:00 Coffee
11:30:00 SESSION 4: Neurodegenerative disease modelling & prospects for neural repair Yves Alain Barde, T. Reh, Marc Peschanski, Elena Cattaneo
11:35:00 Plus one talk from a selected abstract.
13:15:00 Lunch
14:45:00 Keynote Speech 2 Christine Mummery
16:30:00 SESSION 5: Technological advances in manipulating pluripotent stem cells Andras Nagy, Nissim Benvenisty, Lorenz Studer, Andrew Smith
16:35:00 Plus one talk from a selected abstract.
20:30:00 Conference Dinner
Friday, May 28, 2010
09:00:00 SESSION 6: Control of stem cell state and pluripotency Tariq Enver, Austin Smith, Martin Pera, Peter Andrews
09:05:00 Plus one talk from a selected abstract.
10:45:00 Coffee
11:30:00 Keynote Speech 3 Ron McKay
12:30:00 Symposium closing words
12:35:00 Lunch
13:30:00 ESTOOLS 3rd Ethics Workshop: Do we still need human embryonic stem cells? Goran Hermeren
14:00:00 Welcome from the organiser
14:05:00 showing of Stem cells, the future: an introduction to iPS cells - the new short film from EuroStemCell
14:20:00 SESSION A: Scientific aspects: comparison of ES to iPS cells. CHAIR: Göran Hermerén Nissim Benvenisty
14:45:00 SESSION B: Ethical, societal and regulatory aspects, including public perception. Margarida Menezes-Ferreira, Demetrio Neri, Giuseppe Testa
16:00:00 SESSION C: IPR, patentability, commercialisation Kate Millar, Clara Sattler de Sousa e Brito, Aliki Nichogiannopoulou, Christof Friedrich
16:50:00 ROUND TABLE: Goran Hermeren, Eurico Reis
18:00:00 Workshop closing words
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