Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Production and Utility in Regenerative Medicine

Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) generated by reprogramming somatic cells represent an unique opportunity for regenerative medicine. Indeed, hIPSCs can proliferate indefinitely in vitro while maintaining the capacity to differentiate into broad number of cell type. Therefore, hIPSCs could be used to produce an infinite quantity of cell type with a clinical interest. In addition, hIPSCs could enable the production of patient specific cell types which are fully immuno-compatible with the original donor thereby avoiding the need for immune suppressive treatment during cell based therapy. However, recent reports have suggested that epigenetic and genetic anomalies associated with direct reprogramming technology could limit the interest of hIPSCs for in vivo use.
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9:45 – 10:00 Introduction by the Chair: Lyn Healy, NIBSCC, South Mimms, UK

10:00 – 10:30 Talk title to be confirmed
Dr Christian Unger, Centre for Stem Cell Biology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield

10:30 – 11:00 Talk title to be confirmed
Dr. Petra Hajkova, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London

11:00 – 11:30 Speakers’ photo then mid-morning break/networking and trade show

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11:30 – 12:00 Talk title to be confirmed

Dr Nadire Ali, NHLI, Imperial College London

12:00 – 12:30 Oral presentations

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch/networking and trade show

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13:30 – 14:15 Question and Answer Session

Delegates will be asked to submit questions to a panel of experts. Questions can be submitted before the event or on the day

14:15 - 14:30 Afternoon Tea/Coffee, networking and trade show

14:30– 15:00 Talk title to be confirmed

Professor Udo Oppermann, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal, University of Oxford, UK

15:00 – 15:30 Talk title to be confirmed

Dr Patrizia Ferretti , Institute of Child Health, London

15:30 – 16:00 Chairman’s summing up

4 Oct - 4 Oct 2012
United Kingdom
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