Stem Cells and Developmental Mechanisms

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Stem Cells and Developmental Mechanisms which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday December 3, and will conclude after lunch on Friday December 7, 2012.
This conference is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor meetings series, a program now in its 76th year. The conference will include a combination of oral and poster sessions, bringing together a group of scientific leaders working on embryonic and adult stem cells and various developmental mechanisms to showcase both similarities and differences in how cell behaviors are regulated in a variety of model organisms.

Major Topics:
- Stem cells in tissue maintenance and regeneration
- Stem cell niche
- Embryonic patterning and organ formation
- Differentiation and dedifferentiation
- Cell polarity and asymmetric cell division
- Stem cells and diseases
+ show speakers and program
Allan Spradling, HHMI / Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
Clifford Tabin, Harvard Medical School, USA

Invited Speakers:
Yu Cai, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, SINGAPORE
Hongkui Deng, Peking University, College of Life Sciences, CHINA
Wei-Qiang Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, usa
Zhigang He, Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital, Boston, USA
Juergen Knoblich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, AUSTRIA
Arnold Kriegstein, University of California at San Francisco, USA
Linheng Li, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Haifan Lin, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Jan Lohmann, Heidelberg Institute of Zoology, Germany
Hiromitsu Nakauchi, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Emi Nishimura, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, JAPAN
Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health,CAS, China
Norbert Perrimon, HHMI / Harvard Medical School, USA
Olivier Pourquie, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, FRANCE
Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, HHMI / Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Yun-Bo Shi, NICHD, NIH, United States
Patrick Tam, Children's Medical Research Institute, AUSTRALIA
Dolf Weijers, Wageningen University, THE NETHERLANDS
Tian Xu, HHMI, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Xiaohang Yang, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Qi Zhou, Institute of Zoology, CAS, CHINA

3 Dec - 7 Dec 2012
Suzhou Dushu Lake
meeting website