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Advanced Training is one of the core missions of the EMBL since its creation in 1974. Aiming at the promotion of excellence in modern life sciences and providing valuable services to its Member States and the international scientific community, EMBL has build a tradition and extensive expertise in organising and hosting advanced conferences, courses and workshops.
Stem Cells, Tissue Homeostasis and Cancer Conference:
The conference series aims to incorporate basic, translational and clinical aspects of stem cell research into a single framework. The mechanisms that generate and maintain mammalian embryonic and tissue-specific stem cell populations will be discussed, as will the application of this knowledge to regenerative medicine and cancer biology. In particular, the role of induced pluripotentcy and cancer stem cells will be highlighted. Non-mammalian model systems will be included as they provide strong forward genetics, and also opportunities for in vivo pharmacological screening. The goal is to give participants an overview of the model systems and scientific and logistic framework involved in gaining and exploiting basic knowledge of stem cell biology.
Each session will start with a keynote address, and contain ca. 3 additional featured speakers. In addition, 1-2 short talks will be included in each session, based on selected abstracts. In addition, a full afternoon will be dedicated to poster presentations.
The overall schedule will be:
* Day 1: Welcome, Evening session
* Day 2: Morning session, Posters, Evening session
* Day 3: 3 sessions, followed by dinner with entertainment
* Day 4: morning session
The program will be organised into the following sessions:
* 1. Embryonic Stem Cells and Reprogramming
* 2. Hematopoiesis
* 3. Tissue Stem Cells I. Epithelial stem cells
* 4. Tissue Stem Cells II. Other tissues
* 5. Non-mammalian model systems
* 6. Cancer Stem Cells
* 7. Regeneration
Ernest Arenas, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Eduard Batlle, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain
Oliver Brüstle, Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, Germany
Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Germany
Magdalena Götz, LMU Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
Jürgen Knoblich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
Stuart H. Orkin, Harvard Medical School, USA
Roger Patient, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Timm Schroeder, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Centre for Environmental Health (GmbH), Germany
Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Toshio Suda, Keio University, Japan
Andreas Trumpp, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Tariq Enver, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, United Kingdom
Alexander Medvinsky, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Cedric Blanpain, University of Brussels, Belgium
Paul Frenette, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Margaret Buckingham, Pasteur Institute, France
Claus Nerlov, EMBL Monterotondo, France
Ian Wilmut, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Thomas Graf, Center for Genomic Regulation, CRG, Spain
Sten Eirik Jacobsen, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Sally Davison, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Registration and Payment
Registration will open soon.
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Accommodation and Transport
Rooms have been blocked in various hotels in Heidelberg. Please contact the hotel you would like to stay in and make your payment and booking directly with the hotel. The full list will be available when registration is open.
Shuttle buses will go from designated bus stops near the hotels to EMBL and back, mornings and evenings. The schedule and location of the bus stops will be available before the meeting.
The meeting will take place in the Advanced Training Centre (ATC) on the EMBL campus.
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