Monday, December 3, 2007

Stem Cell Engineering Conference

SBE's First International Conference on Stem Cell Engineering



January 20-23, 2008, Coronado Island Marriott Resort, Coronado Island, California




"From Benchtop to Bioprocess"


Biologists and engineers must work together to combine basic and
translational research in fields that will impact health care in the
coming years, particularly the promising field of stem cells. This
Gordon-style conference emphasizes how basis and applied efforts in
stem cell biology and engineering can combine to aid in the development
of stem cell therapeutics and bioprocesses. Topics emphasize how
quantitative approaches can yield an increased understanding of the
biological mechanisms that underlie these stem cell fate choices,
technologies to study stem cell function, and the development of
bioprocesses to culture stem cells for commercial applications. View
the program. Conference topics include:

  • New tools for the analysis of stem cell responses
  • Quantitative approaches to the molecular control of stem cell fate decisions
  • Mathematical and systems-based approaches to understanding the mechanisms of stem-cell fate decisions
  • Design of novel technologies to propagate stem cells and their derivatives
  • Bioreactors and bioprocesses for the growth of adult and embryonic stem cells
  • Applications of stem cells in tissue engineering, cell therapy and drug development
  • Applications of gene delivery to studying stem cell biology and manipulating stem cell function.

Keynote speakers:

  • George Daley, Associate Director, Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston.
  • Douglas Lauffenburger, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT.
  • Irving Weissman, Professor, Departments of Pathology and Developmental Biology, Stanford University.

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