2007 Program

The 2007 Program of Speakers

Activated Egg Symposium 2007

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” videov1watch 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”