Miami Winter Symposium 2018 on “Stem Cells”

January 28-31, 2018

Program Committee:

Angelo Azzi, Tufts University, Boston
Joshua M. Hare, University of Miami Medical School
Andrew Marshall, Nature Publishing
Gianvito Martino, San Raffaele Hospital, Milano
Thomas Schwarz-Romond, Elsevier Publishing
Joyce Marie Slingerland, University of Miami Medical School
Claes Wahlestedt, University of Miami Medical School
William Whelan, University of Miami Medical School

Program Outline and Confirmed Speakers

Introduction: Joshua M. Hare, Miami University Medical School, USA

1. Reprogramming 28/01
28 January 2018

Rudolf Jänisch, Stem Cell research and re-programming, Feodor Lynen Lecturer 
Konrad Hochedlinger, Induced pluripotency and epigenetic reprogramming 
Hiromitsu Nakauchim, Can Patient-Specific Islets of Langerhans Be Generated in Pigs
Azim Surani,Mammalian Germline: Specification and Reprogramming for Totipotency

2. Differentiating stem cells 29/01

John Gurdon, Stem cells differentiation Lifetime Achievement Award
Gordon Keller, Gene Editing In Human Pluripotent Stem Cells 
Sally Temple, Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells
Timothy Kieffer I, Insulin-Producing Cells Derived In Vitro from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells 

3. Hematopoietic stem cells 29/01

Irving Weissman, Hematopoietic stem cells & perivascular niche Special Achievement Award
John Dick, Re-shaping human blood cell ontogeny Special Achievement Award
Tak W. Mak, Hematopoietic stem cells manipulation
Paul Sylvain, Hematopoietic stem cell maintenance during homeostasis & regeneration
Katarina Le Blanc, Immunomodulation with Stem Cells

4. Cancer stem cells 30/01

Michael F. Clarke, IUBMB Lecture and Medal
Fiona M. Watt, Skin Stem Cell
Joyce Marie Slingerland, Fat Cell: Cancer Stem Cell Expansion and Increased Tumor Metastasis.

5. Cell engineering 30/01

Hans Clevers, Generation of 3D prostate organoid cultures Distinguished Service Award.
Donald Ingber, Organs on a chip  
Connie J. Eaves,Ovarian cancer stem cells
Joseph Wu, Disease in a dish concept using iPS cells
"Jay” Jianyi Zhang, Tissue engineering

6. Stem cell and gene therapy clinical trials 31/01

Marina Cavazzana, Primary Immunodeficiencies Gene Therapy   UMBMB Lecturer
Luigi Naldini, IFNα Gene/Cell Therapy Curbs Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases
Roger Barker, Stem Cell in Parkinson’s disease

Supporting Publication
Organized by
  • Elsevier
  • ubmb foundation
  • University of Miami