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Engineering Cell Fate and Function (Z3)


Organizer(s) Darrell J. Irvine, Sangeeta N. Bhatia and Christopher S. Chen
April 6—11, 2014
Resort at Squaw Creek • Olympic Valley, CA USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 10, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Jan 15, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 10, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 6, 2014

Sponsored by Cell Research, Life Technologies Corporation and Sanofi US.


Summary of Meeting:
This Keystone symposium will bring together scientists and engineers to discuss key challenges in engineering biological systems across length and organizational scales: from single cells, collections of cells, to tissues and organs, with the goal of highlighting key advances being made at each of these length scales and to foster discussion of strategies for engineering biological systems across these scales. In accord with this goal, the meeting features talks starting at methods for engineering single cells and moving toward technologies shaping the function of entire multicellular tissues. The specific aims of the meeting are: (1) Highlight the latest advances in engineering cell fate and function across length scales; (2) Bring together researchers who may not typically engage one another– e.g., experts in engineering the function of single cells for cell therapy and those engaged in building entire tissues for in vivo or in vitro diagnostics/drug screening– with the goal of identifying common themes and spurring new collaborations; (3) Promote the training of young investigators in this highly interdisciplinary field, through interactions with the leaders of the field and colleagues from around the world. This meeting is timely and unique as it will serve as a platform to highlight the many exciting potential applications for cell & tissue engineering beyond regenerative medicine including cell therapy, diagnostics, and tissue models for drug screening and the study of disease pathology.

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Scholarships/Awards

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Scholarship Recipients

Max Darnell
Harvard University, USA

Victor D. Fedorov
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Ohad Gafni
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Patrick Guye
InSphero AG, Switzerland

David Arthur Hoekstra II
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA

Yi-Dong Lin
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Mo Mandegar
Tenaya Therapeutics, USA

Yue Shao
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Shreya Shukla
University of Toronto, Canada

Xin Xiong
University of California, San Francisco, USA