Engineering Cell Fate and Function

This symposium will bring together scientists and engineers to discuss key challenges in engineering biological systems across length and organizational scales: from single cells, collections of cells, to tissues and organs, with the goal of highlighting key advances being made at each of these length scales and to foster discussion of strategies for engineering biological systems across these scales. This meeting is timely and unique as it will serve as a platform to highlight the many exciting potential applications for cell and tissue engineering beyond regenerative medicine including cell therapy, diagnostics, and tissue models for drug screening and the study of disease pathology.
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Sunday, April 6
Arrival and Registration Lobby Alcove

Monday, April 7
Keynote Address: Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University, USA

AM Plenary: Engineering Cells and Cell-Mimetic Particles to Impact Fate in vivo
Jeffrey Karp, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Towards Engineered Cell Homing and Secretome Sensing Post Transplantation
Darrell J. Irvine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Engineering T Cells Samir Mitragotri, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Cell-Mimetic Synthetic Capsules
Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

PM Plenary: From Cells to Tissues (Assembly, Morphogenesis, Cell-Cell Interactions in Systems)
Celeste M. Nelson, Princeton University, USA
Epithelial Origami: The Art and Mechanics of Tissue Folding
Speaker to be Announced
Peter W. Zandstra, University of Toronto, Canada
Interactions of Cell Populations in Tissues
Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

AM Plenary: Redirecting Natural Processes
David J. Mooney, Harvard University, USA
Biomaterials to Control Immune Cell Trafficking and Activation
Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Bioengineering, Switzerland
Martix-Binding Engineered Proteins / Nanoparticles
Speaker to be Announced
Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Biomaterials from Human Adipose Tissue
Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

PM Plenary: Models of Human Tissues - Healthy and Diseased
Melody A. Swartz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Manipulating Lymphatic Endothelial Cells for Immunomodulation
Donald E. Ingber, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, USA
Lung on a Chip Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, Cornell University, USA
Engineering Meets Cancer Biology: Experimental Models of Tumor Angiogenesis and Metastasis
Fiona M. Watt, King's College London School of Medicine, UK
Skin Cancer Models

Wednesday, April 9
AM Plenary: In vivo Integration/Tolerance/Scaleup/ Delivery of Cells and Tissues
Daniel G. Anderson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
In vivo Biomaterials Screening
Jason A. Burdick, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Engineering in vivo Cellular Responses through Biomaterial Design
Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University, USA
Supramolecular Nanostructures that Mimic VEGF as a Strategy for Ischemic Tissue Repair
Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

PM Plenary: Models of Human Disease (iPS Focus) (Joint)
Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Modeling Defects in Neural Crest Stem Cells
George Q. Daley, Children's Hospital Boston, USA
iPS Models of Hematopoietic Disease
Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Hepatotropic Infections
Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

Poster Session 3

Thursday, April 10
AM Plenary: Engineering Mammalian Cells with Synthetic Biology
Ron Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Synthetic Biology: From Parts to Modules to Therapeutic Systems
Speaker to be Announced
Wendell A. Lim, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

PM Plenary: Cellular Microenvironments/Synthetic Niches to Control Cell Fate (Joint)
Christopher S. Chen, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Engineered Microenvironments: An Approach to Understand Cell Adhesion, Forces and Assembly into Tissues
Jennifer Lewis, Harvard University, USA
Printing 3D Structures
Kristi S. Anseth, HHMI/University of Colorado, USA
Phototunable Hydrogels as Dynamic Cell Niches
Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

Friday, April 11

6 Apr - 11 Apr 2014
Squaw Creek
United States of America
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