"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: