If you attended ISSCR 2013, the big annual stem cell meeting held in Boston this year, did you like it overall? Take our polls below.
By Jeanne Loring. On Wednesday afternoon at the ISSCR meeting in Boston, Jamie Thomson gave a talk about the history of human pluripotent stem cells. There were probably only a dozen people in the audience of around 3,000 who were working on human ES cells around the same time that Jamie and Joseph Itskovitz-Eldor were collaborating on the first derivation of human ES cells, which was published in 1998. I found myself laughing (quietly- honest!) at Jamie’s recollections- Mike West approaching him to offer …Read More
I recently did a poll asking people if they are or are not going to ISSCR and in either case, why. The results (at right) are pretty interesting. The #1 answer was that respondents were not going and the reason was that attending would be too expensive. Two other reasons given for not attending (tied at ~9%) were the location doesn’t work and the program wasn’t of interest. Considering people’s wide range of opinions of things and spread across the globe not necessarily close …Read More
The ISSCR Annual Meeting will be held In Boston, MA in June. In advance of the meeting I was looking through the Preliminary Program that showed up in my mail box and then I checked out the confirmed speakers page on the web. What a cool lineup of speakers, I thought, but something seemed different….at first I couldn’t put my finger on it. The list of speakers includes mostly relatively new people who did not speak last year or the year before (see last …Read More