July 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

ISSCR Annual Meeting

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What’s Australia like from the science to the country? I enjoyed the ISSCR2018 Annual Meeting in Melbourne on stem cells and regenerative medicine a few weeks back(here is a post on the some of the notable science from Day 1), but I also got a chance to get to know Australia a bit too. Below I have listed 7 observations about Australia interspersed with some fun pictures. First, I had a very positive impression of Australia and its people. The country is interesting and gorgeous. The …Read More

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Now that the ISSCR annual meeting is over, some overall stem cell trends are evident from the meeting in terms of the direction of the stem cell field. This was one of my favorite ISSCR meetings. Translation expectation and upbeat tone. The overall vibe at the meeting was a sense of excitement and optimism about the field and where it stands in terms of advancing knowledge and translating stem cells to the clinic. There are challenges and debates over the different possible paths forward, but the …Read More

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The second day of ISSCR 2016 started off with a great session on pluripotency and plasticity, and the first talk was by Shinya Yamanaka. He changed the title of his talk to “Reprogramming of Cells and Scientist”. As with my other posts on this meeting, this one is a stream of quotes and impressions from the talk. The beginning was more autobiographical on his part and then the second half was on basic science. I really enjoyed this talk overall. It’s now been a …Read More

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ISSCR 2016’s first plenary session is focused on stem cells & cancer. I was really excited about this one even before the meeting as this topic is a major focus of my own lab. Here’s the lineup for this plenary with great expertise in stem cells & cancer from across the globe: President’s Address: Sean Morrison, Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern, USA 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation Presentation: jointly, Austin Smith, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research and Institute for Stem Cell Biology, UK and Qi-Long Ying, …Read More