The Stem Cell Niche (2014)


  • Stem Cell Niche

  • Pluripotency and expansion

  • Cell fate specification

  • Modelling stem cells

  • Cancer stem cells

  • Germ cells

  • Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation

  • Modelling stem cells


Group photo

About the conference

The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum for presentations and discussions of basic research in stem cell and developmental biology, centered on the concept of the niche, encompassing all sources of inputs stem and progenitor cells receive from their environment to expand or differentiate. This is particularly important in light of the increasing demands by the society to quickly deliver new therapies to cure devastating diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Although discoveries in basic research have paved the way towards new drugs and therapies, it is basically impossible to predict which basic research will lead to major medical breakthroughs. Therefore, future applications in medicine will rely on continued strong basic research.

    The Speakers

  • Andrea Brand
  • Brigid Hogan
  • David Scadden
  • Benjamin Simons
  • Haifin Lin
  • Fiona Watt
  • Ruth Lehmann
  • James Briscoe
  • Giulio Cossu
  • Gerald De Haan
  • Maarten van Lohuizen
  • Jacob Hanna
  • Ben Stanger
  • Naama Barkai
  • Lorenz Studer
  • Ihor Lemischka
  • Hitoshi Niwa
  • Nicolas Buchon
  • Peter Dirks
  • Sophie Jarriault
  • Sharagim Tajbakhsh

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  • Tuborg Havnevej 19,
  • 2900 Hellerup, Denmark

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