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2012 Scientific Program

The scientific program consists of the some 30 distinguished invited speakers over 3-1/2 days and includes the Donald Metcalf Award Lecture, the McCulloch and Till Award Lecture, the Presidential Symposium and scientifically intriguing plenary, oral and poster sessions.

ISEH encourages and rewards excellence and innovation in experimental hematology by Young Investigators entering the field. The meeting is a unique and essential international gathering at which promising young investigators from around the world come together to meet with, learn from and present their findings to prominent figures and leading researchers in the field. See the New Investigator section for special programs and activities.

Invited Speakers by Topic

(confirmed as of June 22, 2012)

Donald Metcalf Lecture Award
Stuart Orkin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

McCulloch and Till Lecture Award
Timm Schroeder, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany

New Investigator Presentation
Derrick Rossi, Harvard, USA

Presidential Symposium
Ihor Lemischka, Black Family Stem Cell Institute, USA
Alexander van Oudenaarden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Ben Simons, University of Cambridge, UK

Developmental Biology (mammalian)
Nancy Speck, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Alexander Medvinsky, Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh, UK

Developmental Biology (other animal models)
Roger Patient, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
Thierry Jaffredo, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France

ES/iPS Cells
Gordon Keller, McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Canada
Hans Snoeck, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Luc Douay, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris, Armand-Trousseau, France
Igor Slukvin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Atsushi Iwama, Chiba University, Japan
Conny Bonifer, University of Birmingham, UK

Tessa Holyoake, University of Glasgow, UK
Randy Gascoyne, BC Cancer Agency, Canada
Ari Melnick, Cornell University, USA

Paul Frenette, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Jean-Pierre Levesque, Matter Medical Research Institute, Australia

Novel tools/approaches in hematology
Peter Campbell, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Benjamin Ebert, Harvard University, USA
Frank Grosveld, ErasmusMC, Netherlands

T-Cell Biology
Reina Mebius, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Freddy Radtke, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Transcriptional/translational Control of hematopoiesis
Sjaak Philipsen, ErasmusMC, Netherlands
Marieke von Lindern, Sanquin Research and Landsteiner Laboratory, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Transplantation/Gene Therapy/Regenerative Medicine
Marina Cavazzana-Calvo, Inserm, France
Stefan Karlsson, Lund University, Sweden
Frank Staal, Leiden University Medical center, Leiden, Netherlands

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