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2013 Schedule and Program

Thursday 22 August 2013


Opening Remarks

1500 – 1600

Session 1: Donald Metcalf Lecture

Leonard Zon, Boston Children's Hospital/Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Making and Improving the Function of Adult Blood Stem Cells (S1001)

1600 – 1630


1630 - 1800

Session 2: Lineage Specification

Meinrad Busslinger, IMP/Vienna
Transcriptional Control of B Cell Commitment and Development (S1002)
Camilla Forsberg, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Fate Decisions (S1003)
Alan Warren, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

1800 – 2000

Welcome Reception

Friday 23 August 2013

Room 1

Room 2

830 - 1045

Session 3: Stem Cells I

Keiichi Nakayama
, Kyushu University
Cell Cycle and Cancer Stem Cells: Abrogation of Quiescence by Fbw7 Ablation Eliminates Leukemia Stem Cells (S1005)

David Bryder, University of Lund
Probing Cellular Hierarchies as Tools to Understand Normal and Aberrant Hematopoiesis (S1006)

Session 4: Hematopoietic Development

Manuela Tavian
Renin-Angiotensin System is Involved in Hematopoietic Emergence (S1007)
Katrin Ottersbach, Cambridge University
Characterizing the Niche of Emerging Hematopoietic Stem Cells (S1008)

1030 – 1100


1100 – 1215

Session 5: Lineage Specification II

Ben Kile, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
The Intrinsic Apoptosis Caspase Cascade Regulates Hematopoietic Stem Cell Homeostasis and Function (S1009)

Session 6: Hematopoietic Development

Cristina lo Celso, Imperial College London
In Vivo Imaging of Quiescent and Physiologically Activated Hematopoietic Stem Cells (S1010)

1215 - 1330

Lunch &
New Investigator Session 1: Effective Networking

1330 – 1530

Session 7: Stem Cells II

Juergen Knoblich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Asymmetric Cell Division and Spindle Orientation in Neural Stem Cells - from Drosophila to Humans (S1011)
Samir Taoudi, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Haematopoiesis During Embryonic Development (S1012)
Hiro Nakauchi, University of Tokyo



1600 - 1800

Session 8: Leukemia I

Wei Tong, University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Investigation of Novel Signaling Pathways in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis (S1014)
Peter Valent, University of Vienna
Biology, Phenotype and Target Expression Profiles of Neoplastic Stem Cells in Myeloid Leukemias (S1015)
Christoph Klein, Hannover Medical School, Germany

1800 – 2000

Poster Viewing & Discussion (Odd numbered posters)

2000 - 2130

New Investigator Midsummer Night Mixer

Saturday 24 August 2013

830 - 1030

Session 9: Leukemia II

Jan Cools, VIB Center for the Biology of Disease
Molecular Genetics of T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (S1017)
Sai-Juaa Chen, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences
Genetic and Epigenetic Changes Contributing to Leukemogenesis and Prognostic Impact in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (S1018)

Veronika Sexl, University of Veterinary Medicine
STAT5 – a Central Player in Bcr/Abl+ leukemia (S1019)

1030 – 1100


1100 – 1230

Session 10: Transcriptional Regulation I

Daniel G. Tenen, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Regulation of Myeloid Transcription Factors and DNA Methylation by Noncoding RNAs (S1020)
Ulrich Steidl, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Novel Non-Clustered Homeobox Genes as Key Regulators in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis (S1021)

1230 – 1400

Lunch & New Investigator "Meet the Expert" Lunch

1400 - 1600

Session 11: New Investigator Award Session

Ross Levine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Role of Mutations in Epigenetic Regulators in Pathogenesis of Myeloid Malignancies (S1022)

PhD Abstract Presentations
Postdoc Abstract Presentations

1600 - 1630


1630 – 1800

Session 12: Presidential Symposium

Nancy Speck, University of Pennsylvania
A Role for Inflammatory Signaling in Lymphoid Progenitor Formation in the Fetus, USA (S1023)
Ann Dean, National Institutes of Health
Functional organization of β-globin locus chromatin loop over long distances (S1024)
Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology
Transcriptional and Epigenetic Thresholds for Entry to the T-cell Developmental Program (S1025)

1800 - 2130

Posters Viewing & Discussion (Even numbered posters)

2145 – 2400

Social Event

Sunday 25 August 2013

830 – 1030

Session 13: Transcriptional Regulation II

Koichi Akashi, Kyushu University
Epigenetic Landscape of Hematopoietic Lineage Commitment Can Be Visualized by Analysis of Incorporated H3.3 Variant (S1026)
Frank Rosenbauer, University of Muenster
Control of PU.1 Expression by Three-Dimensional Chromatin Architecture in Hematopoiesis and Leukemia (S1027)
Emery Bresnick, University of Wisconsin, Cell and Regenerative Biology
Genetic Basis for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Generation in the Mammalian Embryo (S1028)

1030 – 1100


1100 – 1200

Session 14: Mechanisms of Transformation I

Giulio Superti-Furga, Research Center for Molecular Medicine
Elucidating the Molecular Mechanism of Action of Cancer Drugs in the Second Decade of the New Millennium (S1029)

1200 - 1315

Lunch and
New Investigator Session 2: Effectively Presenting Yourself and Your Science

1315 - 1500

Session 15: Mechanisms of Transformation II

Andreas Strasser, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
The Role of the Bcl-2 Protein Family in Tumorigenesis and Cancer Therapy (S1030)
Joanna Loizou, CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Austria
Regulation of the DNA Damage Kinase ATM in the Immune System (S1031)

1500 – 1530


1530 - 1600

Annual General Meeting

1530 – 1645

Session 16: McCulloch & Till Lecture

Hanna Mikkola, University of California Los Angeles
Uncovering the Roadmap to Hematopoietic Stem Cells (S1032)


Closing Remarks

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