3rd International Collaborative Symposium on Stem Cell Research
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The 3rd International Collaborative Symposium on Stem Cell Research

April 29-30, 2011
JW Marriott, Seoul, Korea

Day 1 . April 29, Friday

time program
8:00-8:40  Registration
8:40-9:00 Opening
9:00-11:00 Session 1. Regulation

Ying Jin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
An Early Differentiation Switching Signaling Circuitry in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells and Embryogenesis


Kyung-Sun Kang (Seoul National University, Korea)
Histone Deacetylase Regulates High Mobility Group A2-Targeting Micrornas in Adult Stem Cell Aging


Seong-Jin Kim (CHA University, Korea)
TGF-β-Induced Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition and Acquisition of Stemness in Human Cancer


Victoria V. Lunyak (Buck Institute for Age Research, U.S.A.)
Mesenchymal Stem Cells - New Age of Stromal Cells

11:00 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 13:10 Session 2. Differentiation

Takayuki Asahara (Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation, Japan)Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Organogenesis


Shin-Ichi Nishikawa (RIKEN, Japan)Development of Hematopoietic Stem Cells Explained


Hideyuki Okano (Keio University, Japan)Strategies toward Regeneration of Damaged CNS Using iPS Cells

13:10-14:40 Lunch (Poster Session)
14:40-16:10 Session 3. Reprogramming

Kwang-Soo Kim (Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.)Protein-Based Reprogramming for Personalized Medicine


Hans R. Schöler (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany) Induction of Pluripotency in Germline and Somatic Cells


Marius Wernig (Stanford University, U.S.A.) Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts to Functional Neurons by Defined Factors

16:10-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-17:50 Session 4. Cell-Based Therapies

Hal E. Broxmeyer (Indiana University, U.S.A.) Biology of Cord Blood Transplantation and Means to Enhance Engraftment of Cord Blood Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells


Robert Lanza (ACT Advanced Cell Technology, Inc., U.S.A.)The First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Trials


Johannes Schwarz (University of Leipzig, Germany)Stable Expansion of Human Neural Progenitor Cells

Day 2 . April 30, Saturday

time program
8:00-9:00  Registration

Session 5. Enabling Technologies


Michael F. Clarke (Stanford University, U.S.A.)Clinical Implications of Regulators of Self Renewal in Cancer


Jin-Soo Kim (Seoul National University, Korea) Genome Engineering in Human Cells via Zinc Finger Nucleases


KiBum Lee (The State University of New Jersey, U.S.A.)Nanotechnology Approaches for Identifying Microenvironmental Cues Regulating Stem Cell Fate


Huck Hui Ng (National University of Singapore, Singapore) The Molecular Basis for Pluripotency

11:00-11:10 Coffee Break

Session 6. Cellular Disease Models

  Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, U.S.A.)Recapitulation of Human Premature Aging by Using iPSCs from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
  Kenneth R. Chien (Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.)Driving Pluripotent Stem Cells towards a Ventriculogenic Fate : Epigenetic and Modifed RNA Pathways
  Dong-Wook Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)Disease-Specific iPSCs as Models of Neurological Disorders
  Ihor R. Lemischka (Mount Sinai Medical Center, U.S.A.)Pursuing Pluripotency
13:10-14:40 Lunch (Poster Session)

Session 7. Drug Discovery

  Sheng Ding (University of California San Francisco, U.S.A.)A Chemical Approach to Controlling Cell Fate

Thierry Dorval (IP-K Institut Pasteur Korea, Korea) Screening Stem Cells


Jeanne F. Loring (The Scripps Research Institute, U.S.A.)High Information-Content Molecular Profiling for Validating hESCs and iPSCs


Christine Mummery (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)Cardiovascular Derivatives of Embryonic Stem Cells in Cardiac Repair and Drug Discovery

16:40 - 16:50 Coffee Break
16:50 - 17:10 Poster Awards
17l10 - 17:20 Closing