January 22, 2021

The Niche

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isscr meeting

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This post contains a list of the remaining regenerative medicine and stem cell meetings for 2018. If you are interested in history, here’s our first ever meetings list for way back in 2012. Here’s the 2018 list. 10th World Congress and Expo on Cell & Stem Cell Research, NY, NY USA, March 19-21, 2018. iPSCs: A decade of progress and beyond. Keystone Meeting, Squaw Creek, California, USA, March 25-28, 2018. April Keystone Symposia: Organs and Tissues on Chips, Big Sky, Montana, April 8-12, 2018. British society for …Read More

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By Heather Main I moved to the San Diego from Australia in August 2015, and Paul asked me if I could write something on my first impressions of doing science in the US, as opposed to other countries I have worked/studied in (Australia, Scotland, Sweden and Singapore). If you look at the land size of Australia and consider that we have only 7% of the US population you will understand directly that funding and collaborative opportunities are not as easy to find. There’s probably …Read More

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The path to the clinic is a slow and arduous activity, frustrating not only to the researcher and patient, but investors and biotech companies. Successful clinical translation of technologies requires a balance of science, streamlined translation and funding. To develop fantastic science and then realise the most important components cannot be adapted to the clinical environment is as disastrous as having a great product but no cash to get it past the post. The fruitful interaction of researchers, companies and clinics will save a …Read More

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I wish I was going to be with all you who are attending the ISSCR Annual Meeting in Stockholm coming up in a week or so, but this year the schedule just doesn’t work. I’ll try to be there in spirit. For those of you attending, I do have something fun though and a chance to win some money. I’m inviting attendees of ISSCR to submit entries in two contests: (1) guest blog posts and (2) pictures or videos from the meeting itself or …Read More

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I’ve conduct two polls after the annual ISSCR 2014 meeting in Vancouver. Both reflect a moderate level of enthusiasm. The results are above. In the first poll, asking for a general level of enthusiasm about the meeting (let), the top answer was the middle of the road “so-so”, but this was followed by the two possible answers reflecting positive feelings about it. In the second poll at right, I ask respondents how they felt about ISSCR 2014 versus ISSCR 2013. Again, the responses were …Read More

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ISSCR and I held a short essay contest for a free registration to ISSCR 2014 in Vancouver. The winning piece was written by student Mohamed Gatie, but there was a great 2nd place essay by Sherry Hikita that deserved acknowledgment. I’m publishing that essay below and Sherry will be receiving a free signed copy of my book and a free stem cell t-shirt. Sherry was formerly at UCSB and is now a scientist at the very cool stem cell biotech, Asterias. Here is Sherry’s essay: It was pitch black.  My eyes …Read More

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Working together with ISSCR, last week I held a short essay contest for a free registration to ISSCR 2014 in Vancouver. I received some great entries so it was a challenge to pick just one, but the winning piece was written by student Mohamed Gatie. Congratulations to Mohamed. I hope to meet him in the Vancouver at the ISSCR meeting. Tomorrow I will publish the second place essay by Sherry Hikita, which is also a great piece of writing.   Here is Gatie’s fantastic winning essay. …Read More

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If you read this blog you know that I like stem cell contests and giving out awards. In the latest contest I am teaming up with ISSCR. The winner of the contest will receive a free registration to the upcoming ISSCR 2014 Annual Meeting in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. How do you enter and possibly win? Simply write an essay, 300 words or less, on the topic: “Why I want to go to ISSCR 2014”. Send it to me at [email protected] I will pick the …Read More

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I have an ongoing poll on people’s impressions of the big annual stem cell meeting, ISSCR 2012. I myself have been wishing I was in Japan for that meeting so I remain surprised at the trending of the poll toward the negative. By far the most common response has been a surprisingly ho-hum “so-so” evaluation of the meeting. I’ve been nudging people who went to give me more specific feedback and especially to tell me what they’d look for in the 2013 ISSCR meeting …Read More