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Tissue Engineering and Development Biology
Organizer(s): Gordana V. Vunjak-Novakovic, Randall T. Moon and David Kaplan
Date: April 12 - 17, 2007
Location: Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT, USA
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Our overall goal is to identify the scientific and technological needs that are common for the fields of developmental biology and tissue engineering and thereby help guide the scientific inquiry in the two fields. We believe that the proposed Keystone conference is essential to start ‘filling the gap’ between fundamental concepts in biology and engineering. It is becoming essential to utilize the knowledge base from developmental biology to guide the design of tissue engineering systems, as well as to utilize engineered tissues as controllable biological models for studies of development, remodeling and disease. In a more general sense, we feel that this is the right time to step back and critically rethink the field of tissue engineering, and to establish more efficient interactions between the biologists and engineers. In composing the scientific program, we attempted to identify those individuals who are not only involved in cutting edge research in developmental biology or engineering, but who also work at least in part at the interface between the two disciplines. Also, we selected one unifying theme for each of the four days, and designed the two sessions (morning and evening) such that each theme is addressed from the standpoints of biology and engineering. In addition, we propose two workshops that will also help integrate the approaches: one focused on what developmental biology can offer to tissue engineering (e.g., sound biological principles), and the other focused on what tissue engineering can offer to developmental biology (e.g., advanced tools for in vitro studies). Lastly, the three of us were inspired to propose this conference after a wonderful experience we had at the recent NIH-sponsored workshop that gathered leading tissue engineers and a few developmental biologists. We felt that this is the time for an interactive and inspiring meeting of “biology and engineering”.
Scholarship Deadline: December 12 2006
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 12 2006
Abstract Deadline: January 16 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 12 2007
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
JDRFMarch of Dimes Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Grant No. 1R13EB007464-01
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Program

Thursday, April 12 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Thursday, April 12 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Thursday, April 12 | 7:30PM - 7:45PM
Welcome Address
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 1 of 3
Gordana V. Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, USA

Thursday, April 12 | 7:30PM - 7:45PM
Welcome Address
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 2 of 3
Randall T. Moon, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA

Thursday, April 12 | 7:30PM - 7:45PM
Welcome Address
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 3 of 3
David L. Kaplan, Tufts University, USA

Thursday, April 12 | 7:45PM - 8:45PM
Keynote Address
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 1 of 1
Robert M. Nerem, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Tissue Engineering and Developmental Biology: If Every Scar Tells a Story, Salamanders Have No Tales

Friday, April 13 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Golden Cliff


Friday, April 13 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Development and Signaling
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 1 of 6
* Suzanne Eaton, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Friday, April 13 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Development and Signaling
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 2 of 6
Alexander F. Schier, University of Basel, Switzerland
MicroRNAs in Vertebrate Embryogenesis

Friday, April 13 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Development and Signaling
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 3 of 6
* Didier Stainier, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany
Endodermal Organ Development

Friday, April 13 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Development and Signaling
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 4 of 6
Randall T. Moon, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
Wnt Signaling in Regeneration

Friday, April 13 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Development and Signaling
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 5 of 6
Gregg Duester, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA
Short Talk: Retinoic Acid Regulation of Primitive Streak FGF Activity

Friday, April 13 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Development and Signaling
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 6 of 6
Anand R. Asthagiri, California Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Predicting Phenotypic Diversity in Developmental Patterning

Friday, April 13 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Friday, April 13 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Friday, April 13 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Friday, April 13 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Friday, April 13 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Signaling Pathways and Gradients in Development and Regenera
tion

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 1 of 5
* Alexander F. Schier, University of Basel, Switzerland

Friday, April 13 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Signaling Pathways and Gradients in Development and Regenera
tion

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 2 of 5
* Jeffrey D. Axelrod, Stanford University, USA
Control Circuitry for Establishing Epithelial Planar Cell Polarity

Friday, April 13 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Signaling Pathways and Gradients in Development and Regenera
tion

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 3 of 5
Suzanne Eaton, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Modeling the Balance of Forces Controlling Cell Packing Geometry in the drosophila Wing Epithelium

Friday, April 13 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Signaling Pathways and Gradients in Development and Regenera
tion

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 4 of 5
Michael Levin, Tufts University, USA
Bioelectrical Controls of Embryonic Patterning and Regeneration

Friday, April 13 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Signaling Pathways and Gradients in Development and Regenera
tion

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 5 of 5
Ching-Ling Ellen Lien, Saban Research Institute, Children's Hospital, USA
Short Talk: Global Gene Expression Analysis of Zebrafish Heart Regeneration

Friday, April 13 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Friday, April 13 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Saturday, April 14 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Golden Cliff


Saturday, April 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Organogenesis and Development
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 1 of 6
Masatoshi Takeichi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
Cadherin-Cytoskeletal Interactions to Regulate Tissue Organization

Saturday, April 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Organogenesis and Development
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 2 of 6
* Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Vanderbilt University, USA
Regulation of Nodal Signaling by Six3 during Establishment of Early Brain Asymmetry in Zebrafish

Saturday, April 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Organogenesis and Development
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 3 of 6
Thomas A. Reh, University of Washington, USA
Eye Development, Diseases and Progress Towards Cell-Based Therapies

Saturday, April 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Organogenesis and Development
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 4 of 6
* Eric N. Olson, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Epigenetic Control of Heart Development and Disease

Saturday, April 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Organogenesis and Development
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 5 of 6
Jared S. Burlison, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Interdependent Activities of Pdx-1 and Ptf1a are Necessary for Pancreas Organogenesis

Saturday, April 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Organogenesis and Development
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 6 of 6
Roger R. Markwald, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Short Talk: Periostin Promotes Embryonic Valvular Maturation Through Rho/PI 3-Kinase and TGFbeta3 – Application to Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Saturday, April 14 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Saturday, April 14 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Saturday, April 14 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Saturday, April 14 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Engineering Tools for Biological Research
Room: Ballroom 2-3
To discuss engineered tissues as controllable models for fundamental research.

Speaker 1 of 5
Andrey Rzhetsky, Columbia University, USA
Text-Mining and Mathematical Modeling for Rapid Generation of Computable Pathway Maps

Saturday, April 14 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Engineering Tools for Biological Research
Room: Ballroom 2-3
To discuss engineered tissues as controllable models for fundamental research.

Speaker 2 of 5
* Yasuhiko Tabata, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan
Drug Delivery System of Signaling Molecules for Tissue Engineering

Saturday, April 14 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Engineering Tools for Biological Research
Room: Ballroom 2-3
To discuss engineered tissues as controllable models for fundamental research.

Speaker 3 of 5
Gabor Forgacs, University of Missouri, USA
Building Three-Dimensional Functional Living Structures by Bioprinting

Saturday, April 14 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Engineering Tools for Biological Research
Room: Ballroom 2-3
To discuss engineered tissues as controllable models for fundamental research.

Speaker 4 of 5
* Monica A. Serban, University of Utah, USA
3-D Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering Applications of A Novel Semi-Synthetic Extracellular Matrix

Saturday, April 14 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Engineering Tools for Biological Research
Room: Ballroom 2-3
To discuss engineered tissues as controllable models for fundamental research.

Speaker 5 of 5
Herman H. Vandenburgh, Brown University School of Medicine, USA
High Content Drug Discovery with Tissue Engineered Muscle

Saturday, April 14 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Saturday, April 14 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Functional Tissue Engineering and Adult Biology
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 1 of 4
* Arnold I. Caplan, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Design Parameters for Functional Tissue Engineering: Recapitulating Development

Saturday, April 14 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Functional Tissue Engineering and Adult Biology
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 2 of 4
* Farshid Guilak, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Design Parameters for Functional Tissue Engineering: Engineering Principles

Saturday, April 14 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Functional Tissue Engineering and Adult Biology
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 3 of 4
Frederick J. Schoen, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Functional Heart Valve Tissue Engineering: Learning from Development, Physiology and Pathology

Saturday, April 14 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Functional Tissue Engineering and Adult Biology
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 4 of 4
Dan Gazit, Hebrew University, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Genetically Engineered Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a Platform for Spine Tissue Engineering

Saturday, April 14 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Saturday, April 14 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Sunday, April 15 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Golden Cliff


Sunday, April 15 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Biophysical Regulation of Stem Cells
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 1 of 6
Rocky S. Tuan, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Matrix Scaffold and Adult Stem Cell Differentiation

Sunday, April 15 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Biophysical Regulation of Stem Cells
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 2 of 6
* Donald E. Ingber, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, USA
Mechanobiology and Developmental Control

Sunday, April 15 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Biophysical Regulation of Stem Cells
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 3 of 6
* Christopher S. Chen, Boston University, USA
Stem Cell Differentiation: Mechanical Forces, RhoA, and Adhesion Signaling

Sunday, April 15 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Biophysical Regulation of Stem Cells
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 4 of 6
Buddy D. Ratner, University of Washington, USA
Modulation of Cell Responses by Biomaterial Chemistry and Architecture

Sunday, April 15 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Biophysical Regulation of Stem Cells
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 5 of 6
Dennis E. Discher, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Matrix Elasticity Directs Stem Cell Differentiation

Sunday, April 15 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Biophysical Regulation of Stem Cells
Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 6 of 6
Matthias Chiquet, University of Bern, Switzerland
Short Talk: Defective Mechanotransduction in Integrin-Linked Kinase Deficient Fibroblasts

Sunday, April 15 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Sunday, April 15 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Sunday, April 15 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Sunday, April 15 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Sunday, April 15 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineering Complex Tissues: Vascularization, Gradients, Int
erfaces

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 1 of 5
* Jeremy J. Mao, Columbia University, USA

Sunday, April 15 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineering Complex Tissues: Vascularization, Gradients, Int
erfaces

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 2 of 5
* David J. Mooney, Harvard University, USA
Temporal and Spatial Regulation of Growth Factor Availability

Sunday, April 15 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineering Complex Tissues: Vascularization, Gradients, Int
erfaces

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 3 of 5
David L. Kaplan, Tufts University, USA
Protein Scaffold Designs to Direct Cell & Tissue Outcomes

Sunday, April 15 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineering Complex Tissues: Vascularization, Gradients, Int
erfaces

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 4 of 5
Gordana V. Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, USA
Engineering Vascularized Cardiac Tissue

Sunday, April 15 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineering Complex Tissues: Vascularization, Gradients, Int
erfaces

Room: Ballroom 2-3

Speaker 5 of 5
Shulamit Levenberg, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Short Talk: Co-Culture Systems for Vascularization of Engineered Tissues

Sunday, April 15 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Sunday, April 15 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Superior/Superior Lobby/Maybird/Wasatch


Monday, April 16 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Golden Cliff


Monday, April 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Embryonic Stem Cells: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 7
* Gordana V. Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, USA

Monday, April 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Embryonic Stem Cells: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 7
* Gordon M. Keller, University Health Network, MaRS Centre, Canada
Commitment of ES Cells to the Hematopoietic and Cardiovascular Lineages

Monday, April 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Embryonic Stem Cells: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 7
Peter W. Zandstra, University of British Columbia, Canada
Temporal and Spatial Control of Embryonic Stem Cell Self-Renewal

Monday, April 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Embryonic Stem Cells: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 4 of 7
Alan Colman, ES Cell International and A*STAR Center for Molecular Medicine, Singapore
Directed Differentiation, Evaluation, and Transplantation of Cardiomyocytes Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Monday, April 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Embryonic Stem Cells: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 5 of 7
Robert Lanza, Astellas Pharma Inc., USA
SCNT and Autologous Strategies in Tissue Engineering

Monday, April 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Embryonic Stem Cells: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 6 of 7
Sharon Gerecht-Nir, USA
Short Talk: Engineering Human Embryonic Stem Cell Microenvironments

Monday, April 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Embryonic Stem Cells: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 7 of 7
Shyni Varghese, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Short Talk: Engineering Musculoskeletal Tissues with Human Embryonic Germ Cell Derivatives

Monday, April 16 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Monday, April 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: The Future of Tissue Engineering and How to Get
There
Room: Ballroom 3
The aim of the Workshop is to formulate a 'plan of action' for translating the technological achievements of tissue engineering, informed by the advances of cell and developmental biology, toward practical clinical applications. The focus will be on summarizing the preceding days of the Symposium, with particular emphasis on identifying critical short- and long-term objectives as well as the means to achieve them. The format will be a panel discussion with a sufficient Q&A time to elicit active participation from the audience. The panel will include several Symposium presenters whose research involves different organ systems, as well as the NIH Program and Review staff. The research panelists will present summaries and recommendations for each of the Unifying Themes of the Symposium, focusing on topics where biology and engineering can mutually benefit each other to fill the existing gaps of knowledge. The NIH staff presenters will discuss how NIH can help to generate/bridge interactions between biologists and engineers, particularly in an era of tight budgets. The co-chairs (Nadya Lumelsky and Rocky Tuan) will coordinate the presentations with the questions from the audience.
Speaker 1 of 7
Gordon M. Keller, University Health Network, MaRS Centre, Canada
Engineering Stem Cells Behavior

Monday, April 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: The Future of Tissue Engineering and How to Get
There
Room: Ballroom 3
The aim of the Workshop is to formulate a 'plan of action' for translating the technological achievements of tissue engineering, informed by the advances of cell and developmental biology, toward practical clinical applications. The focus will be on summarizing the preceding days of the Symposium, with particular emphasis on identifying critical short- and long-term objectives as well as the means to achieve them. The format will be a panel discussion with a sufficient Q&A time to elicit active participation from the audience. The panel will include several Symposium presenters whose research involves different organ systems, as well as the NIH Program and Review staff. The research panelists will present summaries and recommendations for each of the Unifying Themes of the Symposium, focusing on topics where biology and engineering can mutually benefit each other to fill the existing gaps of knowledge. The NIH staff presenters will discuss how NIH can help to generate/bridge interactions between biologists and engineers, particularly in an era of tight budgets. The co-chairs (Nadya Lumelsky and Rocky Tuan) will coordinate the presentations with the questions from the audience.
Speaker 2 of 7
* Rocky S. Tuan, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Engineering Tools for Regulation of Biological Responses

Monday, April 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: The Future of Tissue Engineering and How to Get
There
Room: Ballroom 3
The aim of the Workshop is to formulate a 'plan of action' for translating the technological achievements of tissue engineering, informed by the advances of cell and developmental biology, toward practical clinical applications. The focus will be on summarizing the preceding days of the Symposium, with particular emphasis on identifying critical short- and long-term objectives as well as the means to achieve them. The format will be a panel discussion with a sufficient Q&A time to elicit active participation from the audience. The panel will include several Symposium presenters whose research involves different organ systems, as well as the NIH Program and Review staff. The research panelists will present summaries and recommendations for each of the Unifying Themes of the Symposium, focusing on topics where biology and engineering can mutually benefit each other to fill the existing gaps of knowledge. The NIH staff presenters will discuss how NIH can help to generate/bridge interactions between biologists and engineers, particularly in an era of tight budgets. The co-chairs (Nadya Lumelsky and Rocky Tuan) will coordinate the presentations with the questions from the audience.
Speaker 3 of 7
David J. Mooney, Harvard University, USA
Engineering Complex Tissues and Tissue Regeneration

Monday, April 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: The Future of Tissue Engineering and How to Get
There
Room: Ballroom 3
The aim of the Workshop is to formulate a 'plan of action' for translating the technological achievements of tissue engineering, informed by the advances of cell and developmental biology, toward practical clinical applications. The focus will be on summarizing the preceding days of the Symposium, with particular emphasis on identifying critical short- and long-term objectives as well as the means to achieve them. The format will be a panel discussion with a sufficient Q&A time to elicit active participation from the audience. The panel will include several Symposium presenters whose research involves different organ systems, as well as the NIH Program and Review staff. The research panelists will present summaries and recommendations for each of the Unifying Themes of the Symposium, focusing on topics where biology and engineering can mutually benefit each other to fill the existing gaps of knowledge. The NIH staff presenters will discuss how NIH can help to generate/bridge interactions between biologists and engineers, particularly in an era of tight budgets. The co-chairs (Nadya Lumelsky and Rocky Tuan) will coordinate the presentations with the questions from the audience.
Speaker 4 of 7
Charles E. Murry, University of Washington, USA
Opportunities and Roadblocks for TE/RM-Based Therapies

Monday, April 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: The Future of Tissue Engineering and How to Get
There
Room: Ballroom 3
The aim of the Workshop is to formulate a 'plan of action' for translating the technological achievements of tissue engineering, informed by the advances of cell and developmental biology, toward practical clinical applications. The focus will be on summarizing the preceding days of the Symposium, with particular emphasis on identifying critical short- and long-term objectives as well as the means to achieve them. The format will be a panel discussion with a sufficient Q&A time to elicit active participation from the audience. The panel will include several Symposium presenters whose research involves different organ systems, as well as the NIH Program and Review staff. The research panelists will present summaries and recommendations for each of the Unifying Themes of the Symposium, focusing on topics where biology and engineering can mutually benefit each other to fill the existing gaps of knowledge. The NIH staff presenters will discuss how NIH can help to generate/bridge interactions between biologists and engineers, particularly in an era of tight budgets. The co-chairs (Nadya Lumelsky and Rocky Tuan) will coordinate the presentations with the questions from the audience.
Speaker 5 of 7
Fei Wang, National Institutes of Health, USA
Areas of Interest in Bioengineering Research Partnerships

Monday, April 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: The Future of Tissue Engineering and How to Get
There
Room: Ballroom 3
The aim of the Workshop is to formulate a 'plan of action' for translating the technological achievements of tissue engineering, informed by the advances of cell and developmental biology, toward practical clinical applications. The focus will be on summarizing the preceding days of the Symposium, with particular emphasis on identifying critical short- and long-term objectives as well as the means to achieve them. The format will be a panel discussion with a sufficient Q&A time to elicit active participation from the audience. The panel will include several Symposium presenters whose research involves different organ systems, as well as the NIH Program and Review staff. The research panelists will present summaries and recommendations for each of the Unifying Themes of the Symposium, focusing on topics where biology and engineering can mutually benefit each other to fill the existing gaps of knowledge. The NIH staff presenters will discuss how NIH can help to generate/bridge interactions between biologists and engineers, particularly in an era of tight budgets. The co-chairs (Nadya Lumelsky and Rocky Tuan) will coordinate the presentations with the questions from the audience.
Speaker 6 of 7
Audrey N. Kusiak-Kalehua, US Department of Veterans' Affairs, USA
Tissue Engineering at NINDS: Opportunities and Challenges

Monday, April 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: The Future of Tissue Engineering and How to Get
There
Room: Ballroom 3
The aim of the Workshop is to formulate a 'plan of action' for translating the technological achievements of tissue engineering, informed by the advances of cell and developmental biology, toward practical clinical applications. The focus will be on summarizing the preceding days of the Symposium, with particular emphasis on identifying critical short- and long-term objectives as well as the means to achieve them. The format will be a panel discussion with a sufficient Q&A time to elicit active participation from the audience. The panel will include several Symposium presenters whose research involves different organ systems, as well as the NIH Program and Review staff. The research panelists will present summaries and recommendations for each of the Unifying Themes of the Symposium, focusing on topics where biology and engineering can mutually benefit each other to fill the existing gaps of knowledge. The NIH staff presenters will discuss how NIH can help to generate/bridge interactions between biologists and engineers, particularly in an era of tight budgets. The co-chairs (Nadya Lumelsky and Rocky Tuan) will coordinate the presentations with the questions from the audience.
Speaker 7 of 7
Jean D. Sipe, National Institutes of Health, USA
Review of TE/RM Grant Applications by the Center for Scientific Review at NIH

Monday, April 16 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Ballroom Mezzanine and Lobby


Monday, April 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineered Tissues: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 5
* David L. Kaplan, Tufts University, USA

Monday, April 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineered Tissues: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 5
Laura E. Niklason, Yale University, USA
Engineering of Vascular Grafts: From Biology to Engineering and Back

Monday, April 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineered Tissues: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 5
Jeremy J. Mao, Columbia University, USA
Engineered Bone from Osteoprogenitor and Vascular Progenitor Cells

Monday, April 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineered Tissues: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 4 of 5
* Charles E. Murry, University of Washington, USA
Stem Cells and Cardiac Therapy

Monday, April 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Engineered Tissues: Implantation, Research Models
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 5 of 5
Peter I. Lelkes, Temple University, USA
Short Talk: Generation of Vascularized Distal Pulmonary Tissue Constructs in vitro and in vivo

Monday, April 16 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Ballroom 1-2


Monday, April 16 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Ballroom 1-2


Monday, April 16 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Ballroom 1-2


Tuesday, April 17 | 10:26AM - 10:26AM
Departure


*Session Chair.