Stem Cells 2007
Occidental Allegro Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, December 13, 2007
12:00:00 Registration
18:00:00 Welcome & Introductions
18:10:00 Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Technology Robert Nerem
18:10:00 Session: Tissue engineering
18:45:00 Artificial Niches for High-throughput Dynamic Analyses of Single Adult Stem Cells Helen Blau
19:20:00 Evening reception and buffet
Friday, December 14, 2007
09:00:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Regulatory Circuitry of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Richard A. Young
09:00:00 Session: Pluripotency Ihor R. Lemischka
09:35:00 TBC Ihor R. Lemischka
10:10:00 In Vitro Reprogramming of Fibroblasts into Pluripotent Stem Cells
10:45:00 Morning coffee
11:15:00 A Role for miRNAs in the Multi-level Regulatory Network Controlling Embryonic Stem Cells
11:30:00 Comparative genome-wide DNA methylation analysis using Solexa sequencing-The Pluripotent Epigenome
11:45:00 In vitro reprogramming of somatic cells to an embryonic state
12:00:00 Isolating a human embryonic stem cell
12:15:00 Free time for social events
16:00:00 Session: Modelling stem cells Helen Blau
16:00:00 TBC Simon Tavare
16:35:00 Inseparable relationships between stem cells and the niche: lessons from Drosophila Ting Xie
17:10:00 Quantitative Proteomics to Dissect hESC Fate
17:25:00 Effect of the Physical Microenvironment on Embryonic Stem Cells
18:00:00 Poster session and buffet
Saturday, December 15, 2007
09:00:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 TBC David T Scadden
09:00:00 Session: The Niche Elaine Fuchs
09:35:00 Mechanisms of melanocyte stem cell maintenance and hair graying Emi Nishimura
10:10:00 TBC
10:45:00 Morning coffee
11:15:00 A segregating determinant regulates differentiation and self-renewal of neural stem cells in the developing mouse brain
11:30:00 SHIP-deficiency compromises the bone marrow HSC niche but creates a migratory HSC population that remains functional
11:45:00 Mechanisms regulating stem cell niche maintenance
12:00:00 Signaling Pathways Active in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation
12:15:00 Free time for social events
12:15:00 Lunch
16:00:00 Session: Epithelial cancers John E. Dick
16:00:00 TBC Fiona M. Watt
16:35:00 TBC Maria Blasco
17:10:00 Constitutively active Akt induces impaired BMP signaling and altered epidermal stem cell homeostasis
17:25:00 Tumour fibroblasts enhance the self renewal properties of malignant epithelial cells
17:40:00 The role of adipose tissue derived stem cells in tumor formation and metastasis
18:00:00 Poster session
3D Tissue Models
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