Stem Cell Biology
September 25 - 29, 2017
Abstract Deadline: July 28, 2017


Fiona Watt, Kings College, London, UK
Marius Wernig, Stanford University
Ken Zaret,
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

We are pleased to host the fourth meeting on Stem Cell Biology, which will begin with dinner and a 7:30 pm session on Monday, September 25th and end with departure after breakfast on Friday, September 29, 2017

The meeting will focus on the basic biology of stem cells and the dynamic interactions between stem cells and their microenvironment or niche. Topics will include the mechanisms controlling stem cell proliferation, differentiation, pluripotency and reprogramming. Emerging concepts about the regulation of multipotent cells during early embryo development, tissue regeneration and tumor progression will be emphasized.

  • Establishing & Exiting Pluripotency in the Embryo
  • Induced Reprogramming
  • New Advances in Stem Cell & Lineage Dynamics
  • Epigenetic Control of Stem Cell States
  • Mechanisms of Homeostatic Self Renewal
  • Tissue Repair Through Physiologic Reprogramming
  • Reconstituting Tissues In Vitro
    Keynote Speaker:

    Irving Weissman, Stanford University

    Confirmed Discussion Leaders:

    Salvador Aznar Benitah, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain
    Kristin Baldwin, The Scripps Research Institute
    Philip Beachy, Stanford University
    Hongkui Deng, Peking University, China
    Giacomo Donati, University of Turin, Italy
    Valentina Greco, Yale University School of Medicine
    Konrad Hochedlinger, Harvard Medical School
    Brigid Hogan, Duke University Medical Center
    Meritxell Huch, University of Cambridge, UK
    Allon Klein, Harvard Medical School
    Chris Lengner, University of Pennsylvania
    Sally Lowell, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, UK
    Emmanuelle Passegue, Columbia University Medical Center
    Kathrin Plath, University of California, Los Angeles
    Jayaraj Rajagopal, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Kristy Red-Horse, Stanford University
    Hongjun Song, Johns Hopkins University
    Ben Stanger, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
    Kikuë Tachibana-Konwalski, IMBA/Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
    Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge, UK
    Yi Zhang, Harvard Medical School

    Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

    All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

    We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Maureen Morrow and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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    We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

    Academic Package $1,455
    Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,210
    Corporate Package $1,865
    Academic/Student No-Housing Package $985
    Corporate No-Housing Package $1,250

    Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.