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The 17th Naito Conference

Molecular Basis of Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells [I]

Period 2004/11/16 (Tue.) - 2004/11/19 (Fri.)
Venue Shonan Village Center( Kanagawa-pref.)
Participants Lectures:25


Makoto Asashima University of Tokyo
Kiyokazu Agata Center for Developmental Biology
HIdeyuki Okano Keio University School of Medicine
Hiromitsu Nakauchi Institute of Medical Science
Takashi Yokota Kanazawa University


Pluripotency of ES Cell

  1. Pancreatic Islet and Cardiomyocyte Formation from Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Prospects for Cell Therapy
    [Alan Colman]
    ES Cell International Pte Ltd., Singapore
  2. Factors that Maintain Pluripotency in Embryonic Stem Cells
    [Shinya Yamanaka]
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  3. Conversion of Pluripotent Embryonic Stem (ES) Cells into Tissue-Specific Neural Stem (NS) Cells
    [Austin G. Smith]
    University of Edinburgh, UK
  4. Cell Fate Commitment of Embryonic Stem Cells Center for Developmental Biology
    [HItoshi Niwa]
    RIKEN, Japan
  5. Mechanism of Self-Renewal and Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells
    [Takashi Yokota]
    Kanazawa University, Japan

Stem Cell Niche

  1. [Irving L. Weissman]
    Stanford University Medical Center, USA
  2. Molecular Profiling of Melanocyte Stem Cells in Mouse Hair Follicle
    [Shin-ichi Nishikawa]
    Center for Developmental BIology, RIKEN, Japan
  3. A Murine Model of Human Primary Leukemia for Studying Leukemia-Stromal Interactions and Prediciton of Clinical Outcome
    [John YU]
    The Genomics Research Center & Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  4. A Polycomb Gene Product, Bmi-1 Regulates Stem Cell Self-Renewal
    [Hiromitsu Nakauchi]
    The Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
  5. Quiescence of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow Niche
    [Toshio Suda]
    Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Stem Cell Renewal

  1. Epigenetic Regulation of Stem Cell Self-Renewal
    [Michael F. Clarke]
    University of Michigan Medical School, USA
  2. Clonal Identification of Multipotent Stem / Progenitor Cells in the Developing Liver and Pancreas Using Flowcytometric Cell Sorting
    [Hideki Taniguchi]
    Yokoyama City University School of Medicine, Japan
  3. The beta-Catenin / TCF Complex Imposes a Crypt Progenitor Phenotype on Colorectal Cancer Cells
    [Hans Clevers]
    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands
  4. Self Renewal of Neural Stem Cells and CNS-Repair
    [Hideyuki Okano]
    Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
  5. Genesis of the Neural Primordia and Their Regional Diversities through Regulation of Sox2
    [Hisato Kondoh]
    Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan

Stem Cell Differentiation and Commitment

  1. In-Vitro Induced Organs and Their Transplantation in Vertebrate Development
    [Makoto Asashima]
    University of Tokyo, Japan
  2. Motch Signaling and Cross-Talk with Other Signaling Mechanisms
    [Urban Lendahl]
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  3. Molecular Cellular Study of Neural Induction and Patterning by Using ES Cells
    [Yoshiki Sasai]
    Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan
  4. Molecular Mechanisms that Controls Proliferation and Differentiation of the Postembryonic Neuroblasts in Drosophila Larval Brain, a Model System for the Vertebrate Neural Stem Cells
    [Keiko Nakao]
    Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
  5. Controlled Differenciation of Embryonic Stem Cells
    [Raja Kittappa]

Nuclear Transplantation and Reprogramming

  1. The Induction of Stem Cell Gene Expression in Mammalian Somatic Cells by Xenopus Oocytes
    [John B. Gurdon]
    Welcome Trust / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, UK
  2. Abnormality of Cloned Mice and ntES Cell
    [Teruhiko Wakayama]
    Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan
  3. Nuclear Cloning and the Reprogramming of the Genome
    [Rudolf Jaenisch]
    Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Japan
  4. Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Reprogramming of Somatic Nuclei
    [Takashi Tada]
    Institute for Frontier Medical Science, Kyoto University, Japan
  5. Nuclear Remodeling in the Process of Newt Regeneration
    [Kiyokazu Agata]
    Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan