October 7 - 11, 2015
Abstract Deadline: August 12, 2015

Konrad Hochedlinger, Massachusetts General Hospital     Fiona Watt, Kings College London, UK     Marius Wernig, Stanford University

We are pleased to host the third meeting on Stem Cell Biology, which will begin with dinner and a 7:30 pm session on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 and end with departure after breakfast on Sunday, October 11.

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.

Control of Pluripotency
Cellular Reprogramming
Stem Cells & Epigenetics
Tissue Stem Cells & Regeneration
Therapy with Stem Cells
Neural Stem Cells

Keynote Speaker:
Elly Tanaka, University of Dresden


Paola Arlotta, Harvard University
Helen Blau, Stanford University School of Medicine
Ali Brivanlou, The Rockefeller University
Angela Christiano, Columbia University
Fiona Doetsch, University of Basel, Switzerland
Magdalena Goetz, Munich Center for Neurosciences - Brain &Mind, Germany
Thomas Graf, Center for Genomic Regulation, CRG, Spain
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Brigid Hogan, Duke University
Arnold Kriegstein, University of California, San Francisco
Chris Lengner, University of Pennsylvania
Haifan Lin, Yale University
Alex Meissner, Broad Institute
Kathy Niakan, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
Hitoshi Niwa, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
Roel Nusse, Stanford University/HHMI
Tony Oro, Stanford University Hospital
Hans Schöler, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, IGBMC, France
Hynek Wichterle, Columbia University
Peter Zandstra, University of Toronto

Ken Zaret, Universityof Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Thomas Zwaka, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

The format of the meeting will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.  

We hope to see you at Cold Spring Harbor in October.

This conference may be supported in part by:

Academic Package $1425
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1185
Corporate Package $1835
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $965
Corporate No-Housing Package $1230

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Demetria Mudar and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.