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The Life of a Stem Cell: From Birth to Death (C3)


Organizer(s) Margaret A. Goodell, Ruth Lehmann and Thomas A. Rando
March 11—16, 2012
Resort at Squaw Creek • Olympic Valley, California USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 9, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 13, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 9, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2012

Supported by Stanford University via a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Conference Grant

Summary of Meeting:
Stem cell studies have demonstrated unexpected plasticity of cellular differentiation programs and challenged the long-standing paradigm of progressive irreversibility of cell fate during development. The field of stem cell biology interfaces with many areas of basic biology including developmental biology, tissue growth and homeostasis, regeneration, cancer and aging. Unlike most meetings on stem cells, the Keystone Symposia meeting on The Life of a Stem Cell: From Birth to Death focuses on stem cells within the context of the organism. Stem cell systems are discussed with respect to the life cycle of whole organisms: gametogenesis and embryogenesis, where tissue types are established; maturity, where organ systems are maintained in homeostasis; and aging, where stem cells systems change physiologically or because of disease. Speakers have been chosen to broadly reflect lessons learned from a variety of model organisms, experimental approaches and organ systems.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Gerry P. Crossan
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Shinya Matsuoka
National Institute of Genetics, Japan

An Zeng
Institute of Health Sciences, China

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Alexis Tapanes-Castillo
St. Thomas University, USA

Eric S. Teasley
Stanford University, USA

Alana Van Dervort
Florida International University, USA

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)/National Institute on Aging (NIA)/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Scholarship Recipients

Robert W. Brooks
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, USA

Jamie Croucher
Haverford College, USA

Shukry James Habib
HHMI/Stanford University, USA

Laura I. Hudish
University of Colorado Denver, USA

Janel Kopp
University of British Columbia, Canada

Maria Maryanovich
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Pantelis Rompolas
Yale University School of Medicine, USA

G. Grant Welstead
Editas Medicine, USA

Qiaoran Xi
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA