The 2007 Program of Speakers
In addition to the 2007 line-up of truly exceptional speakers and topics, we are excited to introduce a Poster Session. Attendees will be a invited to view the posters during an extended lunch, coffee breaks and cocktail hour. (Download the PDF)
8:50 AM Welcome
Ann A. Kiessling, PhD
Director, Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
9:00 AM Keynote Address: Ian Wilmut, PhD
Professor of Reproductive Science,Centre for Reproductive Biology, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh
“Cloning in the 10 Years Since Dolly” watch video
10:00 AM Dieter Egli, PhD
Fellow, Dept of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University and recent HSCI Seed Grant recipient.
“Developmental reprogramming after chromosome transfer into mitotic mouse zygotes”
10:40 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM Jose B. Cibelli, DVM
Professor, Animal Biotechnology, Michigan State University, and a member of the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation’s Board of Directors
“Inter-Species Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer”
11:40 AM Poster Session A
For the first time, some AES attendees displayed posters of their most recent work. This opportunity increased the free exchange of new data and ideas.
12:10 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Poster Session B
2:10 PM Steven L. Stice, Ph.D.
GRA Eminent Scholar and Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, Edgar L. Rhodes Center for ADS, Univ. of Georgia
“Human ESC differentiation toward neural and vascular networks.”
3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:20 PM Jeffrey Janus, PhD
President of International Stem Cell Corporation
Nikolai Turovets, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, International Stem Cell Corporation
“Patient-Specific Stem Cell Lines Derived from Human Parthenogenetic Blastocysts”
4:10 PM Steven D. Sheridan, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist / Manager, Stem Cells / Cell Biology, Applications and Technology Development, Millipore Corporation, BioSciences Division
“Alternate Surfaces for Embryonic Stem Cell Expansion and Differentiation”
4:50 PM Conclusions
5:00 PM Cocktails & Poster Session C
6:00 PM Dinner Speaker: Robert Truog, MD
Dr. Truog is a member of the Foundation’s Ethics Advisory Committee and is the Director of Clinical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, as well as, a Professor of Anesthesia, Pediatrics, and Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.
“Why Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committees Are Not Necessary”