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News and Events
November 28, 2011
CiRA International Symposium 2012 to be held on February 23
The Center for iPS cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University organizes an international symposium to promote the worldwide dissemination of its research results and to advance iPS cell research. All stem cell researchers and students are welcome to participate. This symposium will be a scientific forum for researchers in the field. This symposium is funded by the Funding Program for the World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST), Cabinet Offce, Japan.
Advances in Nuclear Reprogramming and Stem Cell Research
|Date||February 23, 2012 9:30 - 17:30|
Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall (at Main Campus of Kyoto University)
(Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan)
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|9:35-10:10 Lecture 1||
"Mechanism and reconstitution in vitro of germ cell specification in mice"
Mitinori Saitou, M.D., Ph.D. ( Kyoto University, Japan)
|10:10-10:45 Lecture 2||
"Similarities and differences between mouse ES cells and iPS cells"
Konrad Hochedlinger, Ph.D. (Harvard University, USA)"
|11:00-11:35 Lecture 3||
Austin Smith, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
|11:35-12:10 Lecture 4||
"Induction of pluripotency by defined factors"
Shinya Yamanaka, M.D., Ph.D. (CiRA, Kyoto University, Japan)
|13:30-14:05 Lecture 5||
"Direct Reprogramming of Fibroblasts into Cardiomyocytes by Defined Factors"
Masaki Ieda, M.D., Ph.D.(Keio University, Japan)
|14:05-14:40 Lecture 6||
"Direct conversion of broblasts to neuronal cells"
Marius Wernig, M.D., Ph.D. (Stanford University, USA)
|14:40-15:15 Lecture 7||
"Disease-specific iPSC research for neurodegenerative diseases"
Haruhisa Inoue, M.D., Ph.D. (CiRA Kyoto University, Japan)
Moderator: Knut Woltjen, Ph.D. (CiRA, Kyoto University, Japan)
Panelists: All speakers
|Registration Fee||Free (Registration in advance is required)|
|Audience||Research scientists, students and others with research interest in the field|
February 23, 2012 17:30 - 19:30
(Venue:International Conference Hall of Kyoto University Clock Tower Hall)
Participation fee: 5,000 yen