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The Life of a Stem Cell: From Birth to Death
Organizer(s): Margaret A. Goodell, Ruth Lehmann and Thomas A. Rando
Date: March 11 - 16, 2012
Location: Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA, USA
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.
Scholarship Deadline: November 9 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 9 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 13 2011
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 11 2012
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:

Stanford University via a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Conference Grant
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
AddgeneChroma Technology CorporationDevelopment, The Company of Biologists LtdLabomeMarch of Dimes FoundationThe Company of Biologists LtdViaCyte, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Grant No. 1R13HD071676-01
The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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