Stem Cell Biology
September 17 - 21, 2019
Abstract Deadline: July 22, 2019


Anne Grapin-Botton, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Marius Wernig, Stanford University
Ken Zaret,
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the fifth meeting on Stem Cell Biology, which will begin with dinner and a 7:30 pm session on Tuesday, September 17 and end after a morning session and lunch on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

The meeting will focus on the basic biology of stem cells and the dynamic interactions between stem cells and their microenvironment. 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 and Exiting the Stem Cell State
  • Induced Reprogramming
  • New Advances in Stem Cell and Lineage Dynamics
  • Reconstituting Tissues in Vitro and in Disease
  • Epigenetic Control of Stem Cell States
  • Mechanisms of Homeostatic Self Renewal
  • Tissue Repair Through Physiologic Reprogramming
Keynote Speaker:
Luis Parada, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Confirmed Discussion Leaders:
Effie Apostolou, Weill Cornell Medicine
Helen Blau, Stanford University
Elena Ezhkova, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Thomas Graf, Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Linda Griffith, MIT
Francois Guillemot, Francis Crick Institute
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dongeun (Dan) Huh, University of Pennsylvania
Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Klaus Kaestner, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Jürgen Knoblich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna
Calvin Kuo, Stanford University
Elisa Laurenti, Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Ruth Lehmann, NYU School of Medicine
Guo-li Ming, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Edward Morrisey, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Roel Nusse, Stanford University
Jayaraj Rajagopal, Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicolas Rivron, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna
Xiaohua Shen, Tsinghua University
Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, Helmholtz Centre Munich, Germany
Sara Wickström, University of Helsinki
Yi Arial Zeng, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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 Catie Carr and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

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Academic Package: $1,515
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1,260
Corporate Package: $1,950
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $1,025
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,310

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.