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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.

CiRA International Symposium2012
Advances in Nuclear Reprogramming and Stem Cell Research
Date February 23, 2012 9:30 - 17:30
Location Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall (at Main Campus of Kyoto University)
(Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan)
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Registration Registration Form
Schedule 9:00 Doors open
9:00-9:30 Coffee Break
9:30-9:35 Opening Remarks
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)"
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:35 Lecture 3 "Pluripotent Landscapes"
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)
12:10-13:30 Lunch Break
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)
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Knut Woltjen, Ph.D. (CiRA, Kyoto University, Japan)
Panelists: All speakers
17:00-17:10 Closing Remarks
17:00-17:10 Closing Remarks
17:30-19:30 Reception
Registration Fee Free (Registration in advance is required)
Audience Research scientists, students and others with research interest in the field
Capacity 500 people
Language English
Reception February 23, 2012 17:30 - 19:30
(Venue:International Conference Hall of Kyoto University Clock Tower Hall)
Participation fee: 5,000 yen
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