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SELECTBIO Conferences Stem Cells in Drug Discovery 2016

Stem Cells in Drug Discovery 2016

Keynote Speakers

Norio Nakatsuji
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University and Chief Advisor, Kyoto Stem Cell Innovation

Brock Reeve
Executive Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute


In June 2015 we launched Stem Cells in Drug Discovery in Cambridge, United Kingdom to a great response! Featuring presentations from Lorenz Mayr, Joseph Wu and Chris Ward, over 90 people attended, from 9 different countries, including PhD students, Professors, Group Leaders, Directors, Global Heads and VPs of some of the world’s leading stem cell research centres.

We are looking to build the event for 2016 with an additional track, entitled Organ-on-a-Chip Europe, there will be even more talks, attendees and discussions. With human stem cells presenting a more accurate model for pre-clinical testing, this year’s agenda provides in depth insight into how stem cells are revolutionising in vitro disease models, assay development, toxicology studies and lead generation in drug discovery.

Agenda Topics

  • 3D Cell Based Models
  • Cellular Reproducibility and Robustness
  • Disease Modeling
  • Scale Up and Quality Control
  • Screening and Drug Discovery Assays

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Distinguished Faculty

Kathy Lui, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Alexander Kvist, Associate Principle Scientist, AstraZeneca
Wendy Purcell, Chair, National Council for Healthcare Science in Higher Education
Anne Bang, Director, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute
Zameel Cader, Director and Principal Scientist, IMI StemBANCC, University of Oxford
Paul Bello, Director of Operations, Axol Bioscience
Michael West, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BioTime Inc
Gianluca Ciardelli, Professor, Polytechnic University of Turin
Ronald Li, Professor, Director, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Consortium (SCRMC), Hong Kong University
Gabor Foldes, Research Associate, Imperial College London
Oliver Stegle, Research Group Leader, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Gary Gintant, Senior Research Fellow, Abbvie
Anja Nitzsche, Senior Scientist, Pfizer, Neuroscience and Pain Research Unit

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