Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Conference: Stem Cell Niche

    The aim of this conference is to provide an open and collaborative niche for the interaction of stem cell scientist in the broadest terms. This covers topics from early development, adult stem cells to clinical applications.

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    21-25 May 2023


    Ana Martin-Villalba German Cancer Research Center, DE
    Bruce Edgar Unversity of Utah Health, US
    Jean-Paul Vincent Francis Crick Institute, UK
    Kathrin Plath University of California, Los Angeles, US
    Laure Bally-Cuif Institut Pasteur, FR
    Lorenz Studer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US
    Olivier Pourquie Harvard University, US
    Pablo Navarro Institut Pasteur, FR
    Margaret Goodell Baylor College of Medicine, US
    Prisca Liberali Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, CH
    Samantha Morris Washington University in St. Louis, US
    Simona Parrinello UCL Cancer Institute, UK
    Tariq Enver University College London, UK
    Thomas Graf Centre, for Genomic Regulation, SP
    Thomas Gregor Princeton University, US
    Ulrich Steidl Albert Einstein College of Medicine, US
    Elizabeth Robertson Oxford University, UK
    Peter Currie Monash University, AU
    Kara L. McKinley Harvard University, US
    Sharagim Tajbakhsh Institut Pasteur, FR
    Jacob Hanna Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
    Douglas Sipp RIKEN, US


    Click here to find the final programme of this conference.

    Cluster conference: Stem Cell Niche

    Scientific Committee

    • Ditte S. Andersen
    • Joshua M. Brickman
    • Kim B. Jensen
    • Kim Theilgaard-Mönch


    The programme starts at 4:30 pm on Sunday, 21 May 2023 and ends Thursday, 25 May 2023 with checkout at 9:00 am.

    How to apply?

    If you wish to attend our conference, you will need to apply and submit an abstract* in our application system Oxford Abstracts. Please click here to find the submission form.

    If you have not used the system before, click CREATE AN ACCOUNT. You will then receive a mail with which you can login. When you have logged in, you can apply to the conference under the name: Stem Cell Niche.

    Please fill out applicant info and abstract.

    *If you are from industry or if, for another reason, it does not make sense for you to submit an abstract, you can apply with a motivation instead. Our scientific committee will evaluate your relevance for the conference based on your motivation.

    All accepted participants will be expected to present a poster at the conference.


    Abstract submission: 20 February 2023

    Evaluation of incoming applications: Mid-March 2023

    Notifications to applicants: Mid/end-March 2023

    SHORT TALKS: Some applicants will be invited to give a short talk during the conference based on their submitted abstract. Selected applicants will be notified in late March 2023.

    Registration fee, accommodation and local costs for all approved applicants are covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Only travel expenses to and from the conference venue will be at your own expense. Travel grants may be awarded to applicants from under-resourced scientific environments. This means that the evaluation committee will consider the travel grant a prerequisite for participation.

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    Conference topics

    Conference topics

    Reprogramming and pluripotency
    Deconstructing and reconstructing development
    Gene regulatory networks
    Neuronal stem cells and their niches
    Hematopoeitic stem cells and cancer
    Epithelial stem cells
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