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The 23rd Naito Conference

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

Period 2008/11/11 (Tue.) - 2008/11/14 (Fri.)
Venue Shonan Village Center( Kanagawa-pref.)
Participants Lectures:24


Hideyuki Okano Department of Physiology
Makoto Asashima Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Kiyokazu Agata Department of Biophysics
Shin-Ichi Nishikawa RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
Koichi Akashi Medicine and Biosystemic Science


Plurippotent Stem Cells and Reprogramming [I]

  1. Regeneration, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: Lessons from Regenerative Animals
    [Kiyokazu Agata]
    Department of Biophysics, Kyoto Univesrity, Japan
  2. Induction of Pluripotency by Defined Factors
    [Shinya Yamanaka]
    Center for iPS cell Research and Application(CiRA) / Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan
  3. Capturing Pluripotency
    [Austin Smith]
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge, UK
  4. Stem Cells, Pluripotency and Nuclear Reprogramming
    [Rudolf Jaenisch]
    Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Department of Biology, MIT, USA
  5. Reprogramming with Defined Genes and Chemicals to Produce Patient-specific Stem Cells
    [Kevin Eggan]
    Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Stowers Medical Institute, Department of Stem Cell and Regenrative Biology, Harvard Univers, USA

Pluripotent Stem Cells and Reprogramming [II]

  1. Embryonic Stem Cells: Building ALternative Pluripotency Networks
    [Thomas Zwaka]
    Baylor College of Medicine, USA
  2. Genetic and Epigenetic Regulators of the Germ Line and Pluripotency
    [Azim Surani]
    Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
  3. DNA Methylation in Early Embryogenesis and Spermatogenesis
    [Toru Nakano]
    Department of pathology, Osaka Univesity Medical School, Japan
  4. Mechanisms Controlling Cell Fate Specification of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
    [Ludvic Vallier]
    Cambridge University, Department of Surgery, UK
  5. Analysis of Lineage Commitment during Early Human Development Using Genetically Tagged HESC Line
    [Edouard G. Stanley]
    Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation Laboratory, Monash University, Australia

Somatic Stem Cells

  1. Dissecting Differentiation Pathway of Hematopoietic Stem Cells In Vivo and In Vitro
    [Shinichi Nishikawa]
    RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
  2. QUiescent Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Niche
    [Toshio Suda]
    The Sakaguchi Laboratory of Developmental Biology, Keio Univesrsity School of Medicine, Japan
  3. The Molecular Regulation of Pax 7 Function
    [Michael A. Rudnicki]
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, The Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research, Canada
  4. PRospective Identification of Murine and Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    [Yumi Matsuzaki]
    Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
  5. Epigenetic Mechanisms Regulating Neural Cell Differentiation and Plasticity
    [Kenichi Nakashima]
    Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, Graduate School of Biological Science and Technology, Japan

Organogenesis and Tissue Engineering

  1. Signal Transduction in a Stem Cell Regulatory Pathway Novel na dConserved Functions of Ancient hedgehog Pathway Components
    [Philip A. Beachy]
    Department of Developmental Biology, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University Scho, USA
  2. Organogenesis In Vitro Using Undeferentiated Cells and Tieir Molecular Approaches in Vertebrate Development
    [Makoto Asashima]
    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences The University of Tokyo, ICORP Organ Regeneration Project, Japan Science and Techno, Japan
  3. Controlled Specification of Different Mesodermal Progeny From Embryonic Stem Cells by Manipulating WNT, BMP and Activin Signaling
    [Naoki Nakayama]
    Developmental Biology Laboratory, Australian Stem Cell Centre, and Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Mona, Japan
  4. Using Stem Cells to Model Neural Degereration: A Case Study in ALS
    [Kevin Eggan]
    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Stowers Medical Institute, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Univers, USA
  5. Stem Cells in Hematological Malignancies
    [Koichi Akashi]
    Medicine and Biosystemic Science, Kyushu University School of Medicine, Japan

Clinical Aspects of Stem Cells

  1. Strategy and Current Status of Regenerative Medicine for the Treatment of Severe Heart Failure
    [Keiichi Fukuda]
    Department of REgenerative Medicine and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Keio University, Japan
  2. Towards Cell Therapy for Musclar Dystrophies
    [Guilio Cossu]
    Stem Cell Research Institute, Dibit, San Raffaele, Italy
  3. Neuroprotection Strategies Using Human Central Nervous System-Stem Cell Transplantation
    [Nobuko Uchida]
    Sten Cells, Inc., USA
  4. PRe-Clinical Development of hESC-based Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury
    [Hans S. Keirstead]
    The Sue and Bill Gros Stem Cell Research Center, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Reeve-Irvine Research Center, School of Medic, USA
  5. Cell Therapy for Damaged CNS Using Neural Stem / Progenitor Cells Derived from Pluripotent Stem Cells
    [Hideyuki Okano]
    Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan