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The 7th Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium at the Silver Spring Civic Center in Silver Spring Maryland on December 2, 2014

The Symposium is the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund premier event that delivers comprehensive scientific talks, poster presentations, Ethics discussions and networking time, enabling cell therapy basic research and technologies from the lab to pre-clinical and to commercialization.

With a powerful line-up of speakers and many opportunities for you to present your work in concurrent or poster presentations, the Symposium will follow the format and style of previous meetings with an additional networking time and an intimate environment.

Abstracts

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund is now accepting abstract submissions for poster and oral presentations for the 7th Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium. We encourage you to take full advantage of this opportunity to share your research results with our community. Multiple abstract submissions are welcomed.

All abstracts will have a space reserved to present a scientific poster with their results.

Agenda

7:30am-8:25am - Registration and Breakfast

8:25am-8:30am - Morning Remarks

Dan Gincel, Executive Director, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund

8:30am-10:30am - In Our Back Yard, Stem Cell companies in Maryland

Moderator: Valerie Fremont, Montgomery County, Department of Economic Development

  • Richard Josephson, GlobalStem/Molecular Transfer, Inc. , HUMAN INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL-DERIVED NEURONS AS A REPRODUCIBLE SYSTEM FOR DRUG DISCOVERY
  • Jon A. Rowley Rooster Bio, Why Stem Cell Manufacturing Matters - BioProcess Innovations are Laying the Foundation for New Industries
  • Linhong Li, Maxcyte, cGMP-Compliant, Clinical Scale, Non-viral Platform for Translational Development of Genomic DNA Editing
  • Shayne Boucher, Life Technologies GMP-GRADE CARDIOMYOCYTE DIFFERENTIATION MEDIA SYSTEM FOR PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS IN BASIC AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Inbar Friedrich Ben Nun, Lonza Walkersville, Making 'Translational Cell Therapy Research' Truly 'Translational'
  • Stephen Wolpe, Orgenesis, Cell Transdifferentiation for the Treatment of Diabetes

10:30am-10:45am - Morning break

10:45am-11:00am - Welcome Remarks

Avram Reisner, Commission Chair

 

11:00am-12:00pm - The John L. Kellermann III Memorial Lecture

Lorenz Studer

Human pluripotent stem cell derived dopamine neurons for cell therapy in Parkinson's disease

12:00pm-1:30pm - Lunch, Networking & Poster Viewing

1:30pm-3:00pm Plenary Session

Moderator: Gabsang Lee, Johns Hopkins University

  • Guo-li Ming, Johns Hopkins University, Toward correction of neurodevelopmental defects of neurons derived from patients with mental disorders
  • Tea Soon Park, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, CELL THERAPY FOR DIABETIC RETINOPATHY USING HUMAN IPSC-DERIVED VASCULAR PROGENITORS
  • Curt Civin, Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, UMB School of Medicine, MICRORNA (MIR) REGULATION OF HUMAN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM-PROGENITORS (HSPCs)
  • Valina Dawson, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Parkinson’s Disease Causing Mutations in LRRK2 Alters mRNA Translation and Protein Synthesis

 

3:00pm-3:15pm - Networking break

 

3:15pm-5:00pm - Concurrent Session

Topic: Neural Disorders

Moderator: Brady Maher, Lieber Institute for Brain Development

  • Manoj Kumar, Johns Hopkins, Human dopaminergic neuronal loss due to Parkin insufficiency: Relevance to Parkinson’s disease
  • Akshata Almad, Johns Hopkins University, Human iPS cell-derived astrocytes to study ALS and astrocyte connexins as a therapeutic target
  • Min Jeong Kim, Johns Hopkins University school of medicine, GENERATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF FUNCTIONAL ITCH SENSATION NEURONS FROM HESC/HIPSC
  • Ola Awad, University of Maryland Baltimore, ALTERED TFEB-MEDIATED LYSOSOMAL BIOGENESIS IN GAUCHER DISEASE iPSC-DERIVED NEURONS
  • Jeffrey Huo, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, REPROGRAMMING FIDELITY DETERMINES THE FUNCTIONAL PLURIPOTENCY OF HUMAN IPSC

Topic: Pluripotent & Differentiation

Moderator: Mohan Vemuri, Life Sciences Solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Xin Yi Chan, Johns Hopkins University, DIFFERENTIATION AND NETWORK ASSEMBLY OF FUNCTIONAL MULTICELLULAR VASCULAR NETWORKS FROM DIABETIC PATIENT-DERIVED HUMAN IPSC
  • Hao Bai, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Multilineage hematopoietic differentiation of hemogenic endothelium from human pluripotent stem cells
  • Fabien Delaspre, Johns Hopkins, Maturation of human embryonic stem cells-derived pancreatic progenitors into insulin producing cells
  • Jason A Horton, NIH, HEMATOPOEISIS-SUPPORTIVE FUNCTION OF THE MARROW STROMA IS DEPENDENT ON MT1-MMP
  • Amy Anderson, Johns Hopkins University, Engineering Tissues with Controllable Synthetic Gene Circuits

 

5:00pm-7:00pm - Closing reception, poster viewing

5:00pm-6:00pm - Even number presenting

6:00pm-7:00pm - Odd number presenting

 

Location

Silver Spring CIVIC BUILDING

One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

SSCB

Registration

On-line registration is now Open

 

Sponsors

TEDCO

MCED

JHMI

LT

UMB

BioMD

Pep

Globalstem

KKI

ENZO

 

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