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Thursday, 21 July 2011


Poster set-up

16:30Opening Ceremony
Welcome and Greetings by
Otmar D. Wiestler
Anthony D. Ho

Eckart Würzner

Thomas Rausch
Kiyoshi Yoshikawa


Keynote Lectures

Ground rules for pluripotent stem cells

Austin Smith
Crossing boundaries from mesoscopic physics to biological functions:
Wetting transitions of living drops
Françoise Brochard-Wyart
18:30Poster session & welcome reception



Friday, 22 July 2011

Session I

Evolution of Stem Cell Systems

Chairs: Kiyokazu Agata, Thomas Holstein
08:00 - 08:30Registration

08:30 - 08:55

Hormonal control of a stem cell niche: lessons from plants
Jan Lohmann
08:55 - 09:20

Hydra stem cell system

Thomas Holstein
09:20 - 09:45
Purification and characterization of planarian adult pluripotent stem cells
Kiyokazu Agata
Coffee break & poster session
10:15 - 10:40Stem cell niche in Drosophila
Bruce Edgar
10:40 - 11:05Gene networks and stem cell system
Jochen Wittbrodt
Short break


Session II Pluripotency and Reprogramming
                                Chairs: Norio Nakatsuji, Jochen Wittbrodt
11:15 - 11:40Induction of pluripotency in stem cells
Hans Schöler
11:40 - 12:05Generation of iPS cells for therapeutic treatment
Keisuke Okita
12:05 - 12:30
Germ cell specification in mice: signaling, transcription regulation, and epigenetic reprogramming
Mitinori Saitou
12:30 - 12:55Reprogramming of immortalized and tumor cells
Jochen Utikal
Lunch break & poster session


Session III Niche and Polarity
                                Chairs: Petra Boukamp, Takashi Hiiragi
13:45 - 14:10Stochastic processes in the development of pluripotency in vivo
Takashi Hiiragi
14:10 - 14:35Regulation of quiescent hematopoietic stem cells
Toshio Suda
14:35 - 15:00Vascular regulation of stem cell function
Hellmut Augustin
Coffee break
15:20 - 15:45Stress induced activation of HSCs
Andreas Trumpp
15:45 - 16:10Leukemia stem cells and the marrow niche, clinical significance
Anthony D. Ho
Short break


Session IVCell-Material Integration
Chairs: Susumu Kitagawa, Motomu Tanaka
16:20 - 16:45Porous coordination materials for biohybrid system
Shuhei Furukawa
16:45 - 17:10Porous materials and bioactive gas delivery
Russell Morris
17:10 - 17:35Phospholipid nanodisc engineering for drug delivery systems
Tatsuya Murakami
Short break
17:45 - 18:10Physics-cell biology fusion
Motomu Tanaka
18:10 - 18:35Designer biomaterials and surface engineering
Jörg Lahann
Poster discussion with beer & bretzels




Saturday, 23 July 2011

Session V

Meso-Bio Single-Molecule Imaging

Chairs: Yoshie Harada, Hellmut Augustin

08:30 - 08:55

Diamond particle probe for cell function analysis
Yoshie Harada
08:55 - 09:20

High throughput single-molecule approaches and synthetic genetic networks

Michael Boutros
09:20 - 09:45Single-molecule imaging studies of meso-scale raft domains: How do they exist and transform to work?
Kenichi Suzuki
Coffee break
10:00 - 10:25Using modern electron microscopy to elucidate cellular architectures that are built on mesoscopic principles
John Heuser
10:25 - 10:50Single-molecule imaging to understand BRAIN function
Daniel Choquet
Short break


Session VI     Chemical Biology and Nano-/Meso-/Micro-Engineering
                                Chairs: Motonari Uesugi, Michael Boutros
11:00 - 11:25Small molecule tools for cell biology and cell therapy
Motonari Uesugi
11:25 - 11:50Synthetic transcription factors for stem cell control
Hiroshi Sugiyama
11:50 - 12:15Chemical biology and model cell production using pluripotent stem cells
Norio Nakatsuji
12:15 - 12:40Nano-engineered substrates in conjunction with microfluidic devices for controlling cell behaviors
Yong Chen
12:40 - 13:05Electrophysiological tools to analyse stem cell function and integration
Elke Günther
13:15Poster Prize Award Ceremony






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