Stem Cells, Tissue Homeostasis and Cancer

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Stem Cells, Tissue Homeostasis and Cancer

Stem Cells, Tissue Homeostasis and Cancer
The conference series aims to incorporate basic, translational and clinical aspects of stem cell research into a single framework. The mechanisms that generate and maintain mammalian embryonic and tissue-specific stem cell populations will be discussed, as will the application of this knowledge to regenerative medicine and cancer biology. In particular, the role of induced pluripotentcy and cancer stem cells will be highlighted. Non-mammalian model systems will be included as they provide strong forward genetics, and also opportunities for in vivo pharmacological screening. The goal is to give participants an overview of the model systems and scientific and logistic framework involved in gaining and exploiting basic knowledge of stem cell biology.
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Wednesday 12 May - Saturday 15 May 2010

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