Development and Stem Cells in the Pancreas

Stockholm, Sweden


   EMBO 2010 Courses & Workshops


   SE-Stockholm | 14 – 16 June

   Development and stem cells in the pancreas

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   Bi-annual deadlines for organizers to apply for EMBO funding: 1
   February / 1 August

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Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, June 14, 2010
11:00:00 Registration and Lunch
12:30:00 Welcome and opening remarks Harriet Wallberg Henriksson, Matthias Löhr
13:00:00 Session I: Disease Genetics and Mechanisms
13:30:00 Monogenetic forms of Diabetes Sarah Flanagan
14:00:00 Gene-environment interactions in Type 1 diabetes Jayne Danska
14:30:00 Type 2 diabetes genetics Margaret M McCarthy
14:45:00 CEL mutations and pancreatic dysfunction Pål Njolstad
15:00:00 Coffee Break
15:30:00 Insulin Signaling and the Pathogenesis of Diabetes C. Ronald Kahn
16:00:00 Cilia signaling and beta cell function Mathias Treier
16:30:00 Cancer genetics Carmen Guerra
17:00:00 EMBO Young Investigator Lecture
17:15:00 Species-specific transcription in mice carrying human chromosome 2 Duncan Odom
17:30:00 Poster Session
19:00:00 Welcome party and buffet dinner
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
08:00:00 Session II: Pancreatic Development
08:15:00 Specification of pancreatic and hepatic progenitors Ewa Wandzioch
08:30:00 Foxa2 and pancreatic development Klaus H. Kaestner
09:00:00 From beginning to end: Ptf1a control of pancreatic organogenesis Ray J. MacDonald
09:30:00 Pancreatic tubulogenesis Henrik Semb
10:00:00 Coffee break
10:30:00 Ngn3 and endocrine cell specification Gerald Gradwohl
11:00:00 Nkx2.2, neuro D, and endocrine cell differentiation Lori Sussel
11:30:00 Retinoic acid and beta cell differentiation Helena Edlund
12:00:00 Beta cell proliferation during embryogenesis Maureen Gannon
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Lunchseminar: VisualSonics on Small Animal Ultrasound
14:00:00 Session III: Stem Cells
14:15:00 hES cells Outi Hovatta
14:30:00 Differentiating mesenchymal stem cells Katarina LeBlanc
15:00:00 ES cells to dopaminergic neurons Johan Ericson
15:30:00 ES to insulin-producing cells Anna Wobus
16:00:00 Coffee break
16:30:00 Session IV: Pancreatic cell regeneration and reprogramming
16:45:00 Adult beta cell turnover Jake A. Kushner
17:30:00 Islet neogenesis Harry Heimberg
18:00:00 Pax4-mediated reprogramming of endocrine alpha-cells into beta-cells Patrick Collombat
18:30:00 Reprogramming of pancreatic stellate cells Evening free Ralf Jesenofsky
20:00:00 Faculty Dinner
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
08:30:00 Session V: Stem Cell and Pancreatic Cancer
08:45:00 Wnt signaling in pancreatic development and cancer Anne Grapin Botton
09:00:00 sHH in pancreatic cancer development Stefan Kraus
09:30:00 HH and pancreatic tumor development in mouse models Matthias Hebrok
10:00:00 Coffee Break
10:30:00 Pancreatic cancer stem cells Christopher Heeschen
11:00:00 sHH and pancreatic cancer development Rune Toftgård
11:30:00 Lunch at Clarion Hotel
13:30:00 Session VI: Clinical Applications of Stem Cells
13:45:00 In vivo imaging in clinical islet transplantation Olle Korsgren
14:00:00 In vivo imaging of transplanted islets PO Berggren
14:30:00 Stem cell imaging - possibilities and limitations using MRI and radioisotope labelling Frederik Giesel
15:00:00 Use of stem cells in pancreatic cancer treatment Olle Ringdén
15:30:00 Coffee break
16:00:00 Summary
16:15:00 Concluding remarks Helena Edlund, Mathias Treier
16:30:00 Science & Society-Plenary Discussion
18:30:00 Farewell party and Reception at the Golden Hall, City Hall
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