July 15, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

iSSCR 2013

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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

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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

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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