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The 19th Naito Conference

Molecular Basis for Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells [II]

Period 2006/11/14 (Tue.) - 2006/11/17 (Fri.)
Venue Shonan Village Center( Kanagawa-pref.)
Participants Lectures:24


Kiyokazu Agata Kyoto University
HIdeyuki Okano Keio University School of Medicine
Makoto Asashima University of Tokyo
Issei Komuro Chiba University
Ryuichi Nishinakamura Kumamoto University


Principle of Regeneration

  1. Stem Cell System of the Sponge
    [Noriko Funayama]
    Kyoto University, Japan
  2. Stem Cells in Transgenic Hydra: Old Cells Learn New Tricks
    [Thomas C. G. Bosch]
    Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
  3. Stem Cell System and Brain Regeneration in Planarian
    [Kiyokazu Agata]
    Kyoto University, Japan
  4. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Limb Regeneration in Xenopus
    [Koji Tamura]
    Tohoku University, Japan
  5. Regenerative Studies in the MRL Mouse
    [Ellen Heber-Katz]
    The Wistar Institute, USA

Tissue Stem Cells (I)

  1. Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells
    [Margaret Buckingham]
    Pasteur Institute, France
  2. Identification of Novel Molecules Essential for Embryonic Development, Differentiation and Oncogenesis
    [Takumi Era]
    Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan
  3. Regulation of Self-renewal of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Aging-related Genes
    [Atsushi Hirao]
    Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University, Japan
  4. Cardiac Stem Cells and a Novel Cardiac Differentiation Factor
    [Issei Komuro]
    Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  5. Diversification of Endothelial, Cardiac, and Smooth Muscle Cell Lineages via Multipotency of Individual isl1 + / Nkx2.5 + /Flk1 + Master Cardiovascular Stem Cells
    [Kenneth R. Chien]
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA

Tissue Stem Cells (II)

  1. Neural Stem Cells: their Involvement in Adult Neurogenesis and CNS-repair
    [Hideyuki Okano]
    Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
  2. GAGAergic Neuronal Differnciation and Precursor Maintenance Mediated by the PDK1-Akt Pathway in Mouse Telecephalon
    [Yukiko Gotoh]
    Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  3. Melanocyte Stem Cells: a Model to Study Stem Cell Biology
    [Masatake Osawa]
    Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan
  4. Stem Cell Renewal and Lineage Selection in Adult Epidemis
    [Fiona Mary Watt]
    Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, UK


  1. Interrogating Developmental and Disease State with Nuclear Transfer and Stem Cells
    [Kevin Eggan]
    Harvard University, USA
  2. Molecular Mechanisms of Kidney Development
    [Ryuichi Nishinakamura]
    Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetic, Kumamoto Univesity, Japan
  3. From Precursor to Product: Organogenesis of the Mammalian Kidney
    [Andrew P. McMahon]
    Harvard University, USA
  4. Genetic Regulation of Lung Organogenesis and Repair
    [Brigid L. M. Hogan]
    Duke University Medical Center, USA
  5. Lymphatic Vessel Patterning and Function during Mouse Embryogenesis
    [Masanori Hirashima]
    Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Regulation of Stem Cells

  1. Culture and Genetic Modification of Mouse Germline Stem (GS) Cells
    [Takashi Shinohara]
    Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
  2. In-vitro Induced Organs from Mice ES Cells in Vertebrate Development
    [Makoto Asashima]
    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  3. Signalling Pathways Controlling Cell Fate Commitment of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
    [Ludovic Vallier]
    Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge, UK
  4. Prospects for Regeneration in the Inner Ear
    [Andrew K. Groves]
    Gonda Department of Cell and Molecular BIology, House Ear Institute, USA
  5. Identification of FActors that Generate Pluripotent Stem Cells from Fibroblast Culture
    [Shinya Yamanaka]
    Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto Univesrity, Japan