2010 Developmental Biology Center & Stem Cell Institute Symposium

"Developmental Plasticity: Cells Changing Their Plans"

The DBC partnered with the Stem Cell Institute to present this years Symposium on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Symposium Speakers included:

Phil Newmark, University of Illinois, Urbana 

Plasticity of stem cells in planarian regeneration and reproduction

Mathias Treier, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany 

Transdifferentiation of ovarian to testicular cells in adult mammals

Marius Wernig, Stanford University 

Direct conversion of fibroblasts into functional neurons

Gerold Schubiger, University of Washington, Seattle 

Transdifferentiation in flies

Kathy Barton, Stanford University

Meristem determinancy in plants

Jose Cibelli, Michigan State University

Exploiting plasticity of mammalian cells for therapeutic medicine.

Brigid Hogan, Duke University (After-dinner lecturer at the Weisman Art Museum)

Endodermal stem cells


Thank you to the Society for Developmental Biology and the Company of Biologists for helping fund this year's Symposium.

This meeting was supported in part by a grant from: