Program

Tentative program below

Friday, March 16, 2018   |   9 am – 10 pm (incl. evening get-together)

Saturday, March 17, 2018   |   9 am – approx. 3 pm

March 16, 2018

REGISTRATION AND POSTER SETUP
Welcome and introduction

SESSION 1 – Tissue damage and replacement

Mina J. Bissell (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
How does a linear sequence of DNA become a 3-dimensional tissue and what happens when the cells forget and become malignant?
Erwin Wagner (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain)
Inflammation, metabolism and cancer linked to AP-1 (Fos/Jun) expression
COFFEE BREAK
Maike Sander (University of California San Diego, USA)
Replacing and regenerating pancreatic beta cells for the treatment of diabetes
Short Talks
LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 2 – Cellular reprogramming

Marius Wernig (Stanford University, USA)
How to make a neuron
Kristin Baldwin (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
Reprogramming with antibodies and reprogramming neuronal diversity
Short Talks
COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 3 – Silencing of aberrant genes in disease

René Bernards (Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands)
Finding new vulnerabilities in cancer for therapeutic benefit
Don Cleveland (University of California San Diego, USA)
Gene silencing therapy for human neurodegenerative disease
Short Talks
Poster Session
BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research
GET-TOGETHER

March 17, 2018

REGISTRATION
Welcome

SESSION 4 – Senescence, rejuvenation and regeneration

Jan van Deursen (Mayo Clinic, USA)
Senescent cells: An emerging target for disease and aging
Maximina Yun (Center for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden, Germany)
Role and regulation of cellular senescence in regeneration: insights from the salamander
COFFEE BREAK
Short Talks
Poster Session
LUNCH BREAK
BIH Poster Award for Best Translational Impact
Discussion: From disease mechanisms to innovative therapies – what are the main obstacles to progress?
Closing remarks and end of meeting