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Regenerative Biology and Applications: Cell Differentiation, Tissue Organization and Biomedical Engineering (T3)


Organizer(s) Paul K.H. Tam, Urban Lendahl and Freda D. Miller
October 15—19, 2017
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong • Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Jul 24, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Aug 15, 2017

Organized in collaboration with the Croucher Foundation and The University of Hong Kong; Held in honor of the 130th Anniversary of The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Summary of Meeting:
This four-day Keystone Symposia conference focuses on three important aspects of the rapidly developing area of regenerative biology: 1) The biology of the stem cell, with a focus on single-cell transcriptomics, deduction of cell lineage, pluripotency control and epigenetic regulation; 2) The tissue level, including the stem cell niche, organ generation, organoids and dysregulation of these processes in disease; and 3) Biomedical engineering and various types of disease modeling. Focusing on these three particular areas will prevent the meeting from being spread too thin over the entire realm of regenerative medicine, but will at the same time provide insights into research fields where progress currently occurs at blistering speed. The overall goal of the conference is to provide both late-breaking data for the experts in the fields as well as overviews in areas that will interest a broad scientific community. Across the three main themes, the aim is to blend discussions on a range of organs, such as liver, heart, bone and skin, with talks that cover novel tissue engineering and organoid biology principles. Speakers from both academia and industry who are at the forefront in disease modeling, organs-on-chips and drug discovery will present. With this three-pronged thematic approach, the conference will be focused, yet broad enough to foster an exciting cross-disciplinary discussion among speakers and attendees, which will be highly stimulating for the regenerative medicine community in Hong Kong and the rest of the world. This is vital for training the next-generation stem cell biologists and clinicians and to accelerate the pace at which basic science discoveries can be converted into clinical applications.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Paschalis Efstathopoulos
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Benjamin F. L. Lai
University of Toronto, Canada

Croucher Foundation Recipients

Shang-Fu Chen
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Qing Ge
Yonsei University Dental College, South Korea

Soojung Hahn
CHA University, South Korea

Heewon Jung
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Suji Kim
Yeungnam University College of Medicine, South Korea

Noppadon Kitana
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Guey-Jen Lai
National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Hyun Jung Lee
Catholic University of Korea, South Korea

Weiping Li
Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China

Jean Lu
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Sang-Bing Ong
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

The University of Hong Kong Recipients

Shermaine Eng
Agency for Science Technology and Research A-STAR, Singapore

Nur 'Izzati Mansor
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Pooi Ling Mok
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Joonho Moon
Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

My T.N. Nguyen
University of Science HCMC, Vietnam

Tsz Wai Rosita Pang
University of Sydney, Australia

Wei-Lin Qiu
Peking University, China

Thamil Selvee Ramasamy
Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia

Sharon W.S. Tan
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Hong Wen Yew
University of Malaya, Malaysia