The EMBL Conference “Stem Cells in Cancer and Regenerative Medicine” will be held in Heidelberg (Germany) on August 29 – September 1, 2012.

This conference will describe the role of stem cells in normal and diseased physiology, as well as the ways in which stem cells can be used for curative ends. The overall aim is to integrate basic, translational and clinical aspects of stem cell research into a single framework.

The goal is to give participants an overview of the model systems, and of the scientific and logistical framework involved in gaining and exploiting basic knowlege of stem cell biology in cancer research and regenerative medicine settings.

Topics include:

  • Pluripotency
  • Tissue stem cells
  • Stem cell specification and transdifferentiation
  • Niche, signaling and metabolism
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Tissue repair and regeneration
  • Disease modeling and drug discovery


Registration and Abstract Deadline closes: 21 June 2012

Please visit the conference website: http://www.embl.de/training/events/2012/STM12-01/

For more information, please contact: Ruth Hazlewood, ruth.hazlewood@embl.de

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