The 21st Jerusalem School in Life Sciences

Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology

Event date: July 21 - July 25, 2013

Organizers:
    General Director: Roger Kornberg ((Stanford University School of Medicine)
    Codirectors: Yuval Dor , Eran Meshorer and Eli Keshet (The Hebrew University)

     

    Lecturers:

     

    Nissim BenvenistyModeling genetic disorders using human pluripotent stem cells
    Yehudit Bergman
    Allelic plasticity and commitment in the hematopoietic system
    Maria
    Blasco
    (1) Role of telomeres and telomerase in cancer and aging
    (2) Role of telomeres and telomerase in pluripotent and adult stem cells
    Howard
    Cedar
    Programming DNA methylation in stem cells
    Hans
    Clevers
    (1) Intestinal tract stem cells in self-­‐renewal and cancer
    (2) Growing self­‐organizing mini guts from a single Lgr5 stem cell: mechanism and applications
    Benjamin
    Dekel
    The human kidney: from developmental biology to normal and neoplastic stem/progenitor cells
    Yuval
    Dor
    Physiologic determinants of pancreatic beta cell fate
    Fred
    Gage
    (1) Modeling human neurodevelopmental disorders with hiPS cells
    (2) Neural plasticity and neural diversity
    Markus
    Grompe
    (1) Aneuploidy in the liver: A genetic resource for injury responses
    (2) Liver stem cells and therapeutic liver repopulation
    Jacob
    Hanna
    Mechanisms of pluripotency maintenance and epigenetic reprogramming
    Pedro
    Herrera
    (1) Pancreas reconstitution: translational applications of plasticity
    (2) Islet cell fate interconversion after injury
    Eli
    Keshet
    Manipulating vascular stem cell niches in adult organs
    Shulamit
    Levenberg
    Vessel network formations in engineered tissues: effect on stem cell differentiation and tissue maturation
    Steve
    McKnight
    (1) A solid state conceptualization of information transfer in eukaryotic cells: RNA side of the story
    (2) A solid state conceptualization of information transfer in eukaryotic cells: Transcriptional side of the story
     Eran
    Meshorer
    Chromatin plasticity in pluripotent stem cells
    Sean
    Morrison
    (1) The strengths and weaknesses of the cancer stem cell model
    (2) Stem cells and leukemia
    Yaakov
    Nachmias
    Liver tissue engineering: from 3D culture models to developing buds
    Thomas
    Rando
    (1) Stem cells and aging
    (2) Molecular regulation of stem cell quiescence
    Yair
    Reisner
    Committed embryonic precursor tissue for diabetes and lung repair
    Benjamin
    Reubinoff
    Human embryonic stem cell  -­‐ from bench to bedside
    Kirsty
    Spalding
    (1) Methods for studying cell turnover in humans
    (2)Neurona and adipocyte turnover in adult human brain and fat
    Deepak
    Srivastava
    (1) In vivo cellular reprogramming for cardiac regeneration
    (2) Reprogramming approaches to cardiovascular disease modeling
    Ken
    Zaret
    (1) Programming and reprogramming cell fate
    (2) Chromatin factors modulating pancreatic endocrine development and maturation

     

    Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology
     
    The 21st Jerusalem School in Life Sciences will take place at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at the Edmond J. Safra (Givat Ram) Campus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Sunday through Thursday, July 21-25, 2013.
    This exciting event offers a unique opportunity for students, post-docs and faculty to interact with some of the leading scientists in the stem cell / regenerative biology field, all of whom will deliver separate talks on the basics of stem cells and developmental biology, as well as reports on cutting edge research performed in their own laboratories.
     
    Program will include frontal lectures, poster sessions, and extensive informal interactions between participating faculty and students, as well as a guided tour of the Old City of Jerusalem.
     
    For Israeli students, the course offers 2 credit points, or 3 credit points for graduate students who present their work. International students will receive certificates confirming their participation and credit is given based on the discretion of their host institution.
     
    For registration, click here. DEADLINE: May 1, 2013.
     
    A limited number of international fellowships, which will be given based on merit and need, are available.
     
    See you in Jerusalem this summer!