Origins of Tissue Stem Cells

Determining the origin of tissue stem/progenitor cells is key to our understanding of developmental biology. This meeting will focus on how and when self-renewing tissue stem cells arise during embryonic development. We will discuss common features between different stem cell lineages, and examine how modelling can inform in vivo studies. Join us in Edinburgh to learn more, exchange ideas and accelerate discoveries with leading scientists in this field.

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Keynote speakers

•Jonathan Slack (University of Minnesota, US)
In vivo reprogramming of Sox9 positive cells in the liver to insulin-secreting ducts

•Shahragim Tajbakhsh (Institut Pasteur, France)
The heterogeneous nature of skeletal muscle stem cell ontology

Invited speakers

•Clare Blackburn (University of Edinburgh, UK)

•Nicolas Buchon (EPFL, Switzerland)
Epithelium renewal in the fly intestine: a story of bacteria and stem cells

•Marella de Bruijn (University of Oxford, UK)
Early commitment of hemogenic endothelium to the definitive hematopoietic lineage

•Sten Eirik Jacobsen (University of Oxford, UK)
Conserved pre-thymic and thymic lineage commitment steps in embryonic and postnatal haematopoiesis

•Kim Jensen (University of Cambridge, UK)
Defining stem cell behaviour during tissue maturation

•Robin Lovell-Badge (NIMR, MRC, UK)
Niche factors controlling the origins and fate of stem cells in the central nervous system

•Alexander Medvinsky (University of Edinburgh, UK)
The embryonic origin of haematopoietic stem cells

•Sarah Millar (University of Pennsylvania, US)

•Jean-François Nicolas (Institut Pasteur, France)

•Ben Simons (University of Cambridge, UK)

•Kate Storey (University of Dundee, UK)
Regulating neural differentiation in the elongating body axis

•Alexandra Van Keymeulen (Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium)
Cellular hierarchy in glandular epithelia

•Val Wilson (University of Edinburgh, UK)

28 Jun - 29 Jun 2012
United Kingdom
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