Program

Monday Tuesday  Wednesday

Monday, 11 September

10:00 - 11:00  Registration
Lecture hall 2
Opening 
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome to Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena
Walter Rosenthal, President FSU
11:10 - 11:20 Welcome to Jena and Thuringia
Bodo Ramelow, Minister-President of Thuringia
11:20 - 11:30 K. Lenhard Rudolph, Acting President GSCN
11:30 - 12:15 
Keynote lecture I
K1 - Tissue homeostasis
Elaine Fuchs, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Chair: Ana Martin-Villalba
12:15 - 13:00 Keynote lecture II
K2 - Stem cells and aging
Heinrich Jasper, Buck Institute, Novato, USA
Chair: K. Lenhard Rudolph
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch break / Industry exhibition
13:15 - 14:15
Meet-the-expert tables (3 experts)
(limited to 10 registered participants each)
Lecture hall 2
Scientific working group session I
14:30 - 14:50
Specific keynote
14:50 - 15:35
Pluripotency and reprogramming
15:35 - 16:20
Somatic stem cells and development
16:30 - 17:00 Scientific working group discussions I
Lecture hall 2
Pluripotency and reprogramming
Lecture hall 6
Somatic stem cells and development
16:30 - 18:00
Coffee break / Industry exhibition
Lecture hall 5
GSCN General membership meeting
17:00 - 18:00
GSCN executive board
18:00 - 20:00 Poster session I with wine and cheese
Even numbers: please present your poster from 18:00 - 19:00
Odd numbers: 19:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 21:30 Informal GSCN get together for all participants
with dinner buffet at the foyer

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Tuesday, 12 September

Lecture hall 2
Scientific working group session II  
09:00 - 09:20 Specific Keynote
09:20 - 09:50 Hematopoietic stem cells
09:50 - 10:20 Computational stem cell biology
10:20 - 10:50 Stem cells in disease: cancer stem cells
11:00 - 11:30
Scientific working group discussions II
 
Lecture hall 2
Hematopoietic stem cells
 
Lecture hall 5
Computational stem cell biology
 
Lecture hall 6
Stem cells in disease: cancer stem cells
 
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break /Industry exhibition
11:30 - 13:00
Industry session: "Technologies from GSCN industry partners"
Lecture hall 2
Main supporter
Lecture hall 5
Supporter  
Lecture hall 6
Supporter  
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break / Industry exhibition / Poster viewing  
13:15 - 14:15 Meet-the-expert tables (3 experts)
(limited to 10 registered participants each)

Lecture hall 2
Presidential Symposium
Chair: K. Lenhard Rudolph
 
14:30 - 15:15 
Keynote lecture III
Jürgen Knoblich
, IMBA, Vienna, Austria

15:15 - 15:45  Young Investigator Award 2017

15:45 - 16:15 
Female Scientist Award 2017

16:15 - 16:45  Publication of the Year 2017 Award

16:45 - 17:00
Wine & cheese / Industry exhibition
 
17:00 - 19:00 Poster session II with wine and cheese
Even numbers: please present your poster from 17:00 - 18:00
Odd numbers: 18:00 - 19:00


19:30 - 01:00
GSCN Networking evening for all participants
with dinner buffet and DJ at the Volksbad (within walking distance to the FSU)



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Wednesday, 13 September


Lecture hall 2
Scientific working group session III  
09:00 - 09:20 Specific keynote
09:20 - 10:05 Stem cells in regenerative therapies
10:05 - 10:50 Stem cells in disease modeling and drug development
11:00 - 11:30 Scientific working group discussions III  
Lecture hall 5 Stem cells in regenerative therapies  
Lecture hall 6 Stem cells in disease medeling and drug development  
11:00 - 11:30 
Coffee break / Industry exhibition
11:30 - 13:00 Concurrent strategic working group session  
Lecture hall 2
Career development
Chairs: Hartmut Geiger, Insa Schröder
 
Lecture hall 5 Technologies in stem cell research
Chairs: Andreas Bosio, Frank Emmrich
Lecture hall 6 Clinical trials and regulatory affairs
Chairs: Zoltan Ivics, Andreas Kurtz,Torsten Tonn
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch break / Industry exhibition / Poster viewing
Lecture Hall 2 Joined session with FLI
14:00 - 14:45
Keynote lecture III
K3 - Pluripotency
Manuel Serrano, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain
Chair: Julia v. Maltzahn
14:45 - 15:00 FLI talk
 
15:00 - 15:45
Keynote lecture IV
K4 - Stem cells and cancer/hematopoiesis
Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
Chair: Claudia Waskow
15:45 - 16:00 FLI talk
Lecture hall 2 Closing ceremony
16:00 - 16:15 Poster award ceremony and announcement of industry quiz winners
Daniel Besser, GSCN
16:15 - 16:30 GSCN Outlook 2018
Incoming president: Ana Martin Villalba
 
End of GSCN conference 2017
 
Announcement:
19:00 – 21:00  GSCN Public outreach event with panelists (in German)
Moderne Zelltherapien - Stammzellen bei Herz- und Lebererkrankungen
Podiumsdiskussion und Kurzfilme

Podiumsgäste:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Knoblich, Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie, Wien
Prof. Dr. Florian Heidel, Universitätsklinikum Jena & Leibniz-Institut für Alternsforschung – Fritz-Lipmann-Institut
Prof. Dr. Claudia Waskow, TU Dresden
Prof. Dr. K. Lenhard Rudolph, Leibniz-Institut für Alternsforschung – Fritz-Lipmann-Institut, Jena

Moderation: Dr. Stefanie Seltmann, DKFZ Heidelberg

Thursday, 14 September

As a satellite event to the conference the non-PI meeting will be held on 14 Septemer. In the registration process Students and Postdocs have the possibility to apply to participate in the non-PI meeting until 31 May. It offers the unique opportunity to discuss not only your most recent and exciting data but, but to also cast some light on seemingly tough problems and hurdles that you are struggling with in advancing your project. Get together with PhD students and PostDocs from various stem cell labs within the GSCN to share ideas, experiences, potential troubles and unanswered questions in an informal setting. We will dig deeper into your research results, especially roadblocks and problems, to discuss them from various perspectives. If more than 22 registrations are received, the participants will be selected by the organizers and informed by 30 June 2017. Participation is free of charge, a social evening and accommodation on the 13th of September will be covered by the GSCN.
Organizers: Peggy Schulze-Matz (Düsseldorf), Juliane Jung (Jena), Nicolas Huber (Jena) and Giulio Abagnale (Aachen)
 

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