Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    The Stem Cell Niche - Development and disease

    The aim of the conference is to provide a niche for presentations of the latest basic research in stem cell and developmental biology and to stimulate exchange of ideas by providing ample time for both formal and informal discussions. The conference theme is the concept of the “niche”, in the broadest possible sense of the word, encompassing all sources of inputs stem and progenitor cells receive from their environment to expand or differentiate. This topic is both important and timely in light of the need for improved therapies against devastating diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disorders. It is difficult to predict which basic research will lead to major medical breakthroughs, so future applications in medicine will rely on continued strong basic research.

    Read more
    22-26 May 2016


    Alexander Van Oudenaarden Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Allan Spradling Carnegie Institute for Science, Baltimore, United States
    Angela Stathopoulos Caltech, Pasadena, United States
    Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, United States
    Brigitte Galliot University of Geneva, Schwitzerland
    Emmanuelle Passegue University of California, San Francisco, United States
    Gordon M. Keller UHN Research, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Graziella Pellegrini University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Modena, Italy
    Hongkui Deng Center for Lifescience, Peking University, Beijing, China
    Ken Zaret Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, United States
    Michael Elowitz Caltech, Pasadena, United States
    Oliver Brüstle Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, Universität Bonn, Germany
    Rick Young Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT, Boston, United States
    Rudolf Jaenisch Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT, Boston, United States
    Sally Lowell MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Sean Morrisson Children's Medical Center Research Institute, UT Southwestern, Dallas, United States
    Shosei Yoshida NIBB, National Institute for Basic Biology, Aichi, Japan
    Thomas Perlmann Karolinska Instututet, Sweden
    Valentina Greco Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, United States

    Conference topics

    Conference topics

    Cancer Stem Cells
    Stem Cells of Mesodermal Origin
    Reprogramming and Pluripotency
    Neural Stem Cells
    Epithelial Stem Cells
    Directed Differentiation
    Stem Cells and Regeneration
    Germ Cells
    Stem Cells and Progenitors in Embryos
    Transcriptional Networks and Modelling Decision Making
    Read more