MADISON, Wis.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The 12th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium, Engineering Cells and Tissues for Discovery and Therapy, will be held on April 10, 2017 in Madison, WI. It brings together leading researchers who are investigating human biology and disease with engineered human cells, organoids and tissues.
Rick Horwitz, Ph.D., Executive Director, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA
Christine L. Mummery, Ph.D., Professor, Developmental Biology and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Krishanu Saha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Eric V. Shusta, Ph.D., Howard Curler Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
James M. Wells, Ph.D., Director, Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology; Director, Pluripotent Stem Cell Center; Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Peter Zandstra, Ph.D., University Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Bioengineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topics to be discussed include:
- Cell and tissue patterning with stem cell derivatives
- Genome and epigenomic engineering, editing and integration of synthetic biology into human cells
- In vivo and in vitro models of human disease for drug discovery and toxicology
- Mammalian organoid development and engineering
- Regenerative medicine using implanted human cells and tissues
The Symposium is co-coordinated by the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute. These organizations, along with Millipore Sigma, Perkins Coie, Promega Corporation, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and WiCell Research Institute, are serving as Platinum Sponsors.
Open to the public with a registration fee of $100, discounted to $50 for students and post-doctoral researchers, the Symposium will be held at Promega Corporation's BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI. For more information, please visit http://www.btci.org.