Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Conference: The Stem Cell Niche

    The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum for presentations and discussions of basic research in stem cell and developmental biology, centered on the concept of the niche, encompassing all sources of inputs stem and progenitor cells receive from their environment to expand or differentiate. This is particularly important in light of the increasing demands by the society to quickly deliver new therapies to cure devastating diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Although discoveries in basic research have paved the way towards new drugs and therapies, it is basically impossible to predict which basic research will lead to major medical breakthroughs. Therefore, future applications in medicine will rely on continued strong basic research.

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    18-22 May 2014


    Andrea Brand
    Brigid Hogan
    David Scadden
    Benjamin Simons
    Haifin Lin
    Fiona Watt
    Ruth Lehmann
    James Briscoe
    Giulio Cossu
    Gerald De Haan
    Maarten van Lohuizen
    Jacob Hanna
    Ben Stanger
    Naama Barkai
    Lorenz Studer
    Ihor Lemischka
    Hitoshi Niwa
    Nicolas Buchon
    Peter Dirks
    Sophie Jarriault
    Sharagim Tajbakhsh

    Conference topics

    Conference topics

    Stem Cell Niche
    Pluripotency and expansion
    Cell fate specification
    Modelling stem cells
    Cancer stem cells
    Germ cells
    Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation
    Modelling stem cells
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