2019 Symposium


Friday, November 1st
in Downtown Boston

Bedford Research Foundation’s Activated Egg Symposium has been bringing together thought leaders from around the globe for over 20 years. The 2019 speakers focused on the role of circadian rhythms in early human development and stem cell differentiation. Speakers included:

Joseph Takahashi, PhD UT Southwestern Medical Center Circadian Keynote

“Circadian Clock Mechanisms in Mammals and Their Relevance to Aging and Longevity”

Carla Green, PhD UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Post-transcriptional Regulation of Protein Expression by the Circadian Clock”

Arthur Applbaum, PhD Dinner Speaker Harvard Kennedy School Speaking on Ethical Considerations

“Gene Editing Human Embryos: Who Should Decide?”

David Albertini, PhD Editor in Chief, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

“Oocyte Contributions to Embryogenesis: Mother’s Legacy”

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD OHSU Activated Egg Keynote

“Contributions of Oocyte Cytoplasm to Reprogramming and Development”

David Whitmore, PhD Professor of Chronobiology University College London

“Embryonic Circadian Clocks: Do They Control Anything Important?”

Ann A. Kiessling, PhD Panelist Director, Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation

“First Evidence for Circadian Rhythms in Early Human Embryos”

Rudolf Jaenisch, PhD Founding Member, Whitehead Institute

“Human / Mouse Chimeras for Disease Modeling”

Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School

“The Circadian Clock as a Window into Neurodevelopment Disorders: Mechanisms and Opportunities”

See the full program

Download the 2019 Symposium flier.

Email questions to: aes@bedfordresearch.org 


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