WISCONSIN STEM CELL SYMPOSIUM

Engineering Cells and Tissues for Discovery and Therapy

April 19, 2017

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 East Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg/Madison, WI 53711

MAP & DIRECTIONS

OVERVIEW: This Symposium is coordinated by the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the BTC Institute. It brings together leading researchers investigating human biology and disease with engineered human cells, organoids and tissues. The morning session talks will review genetic and epigenomic engineering of human cells for modeling and therapeutic purposes. The afternoon session will focus on patterning stem-cell derived multicellular constructs into defined architectures, organoids, and tissues for modeling and regenerative medicine applications.

HIGHLIGHTED ISSUES:

  • Cell and tissue patterning with stem cell derivatives
  • Genome and epigenomic engineering, editing and integration of synthetic biology into human cells
  • In vivo and in vitro models of human disease for drug discovery and toxicology
  • Mammalian organoid development and engineering
  • Regenerative medicine using implanted human cells and tissues

PRESENTERS [Confirmed to-date]

Rick Horwitz, Ph.D., Executive Director, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA

Christine L. Mummery, Ph.D., Professor, Developmental Biology and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Krishanu Saha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

James M. Wells, Ph.D., Director, Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology; Director, Pluripotent Stem Cell Center; Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Peter Zandstra, Ph.D., University Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Bioengineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MODERATORS

Timothy J. Kamp, M.D., Professor, Medicine; Co-director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI (Welcome)

William L. Murphy, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation; Co-director, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI (Presentation of Poster Awards & Closing Remarks)

Sean Palecek, Ph.D., Milton J. amd Maude Shoemaker Professor, Chemical and Biological Enegineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI

Krishanu Saha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

SCHEDULE

POSTER CONTEST

REGISTRATION FORM

PAYMENT FORM

HOTELS: Blocks of rooms have been reserved for Symposium attendees at the following area hotels (cut-off dates in []): Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center [3/31]; The Madison Concourse Hotel [3/28/17]; Sheraton Madison Hotel [4/4]; Wyndham Garden Hotels [3/18].
Please be sure to refer to this event and to ask for the corresponding BTC Institute rates when you make your reservation.

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