We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on “Human Development - from embryos to stem cell models” will be held in Awaji, Japan, located approximately 60 km west of Osaka city.
Please note that entry of foreign nationals into Japan is subject to the latest border measures. From Oct 11, Japan will allow visa-free entry for travellers from 68-countries. You are required to read and follow the official information about entry into Japan on the website of Ministry of Foreign carefully and strictly.
The conference will begin in the evening of Sunday March 5, 2023, and will conclude in the evening of March 9, 2023 after the banquet. There will be eight oral sessions and tentatively two poster sessions covering recent findings in research related to developmental biology, embryology and human stem cells. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.
Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center http://www.yumebutai.org/english/, Awaji is a beautiful, rural island situated in Japan’s Seto inland sea, connecting the Honshu and Shikoku islands. The Yumebutai International Conference Center was designed by architect Tadao Ando and is located in the northeastern part of the island.
1. Human development from perspective of comparative embryology
2. Pre- and peri-implantation stage human development
3. Primate models of human development
4. In vitro 3D reconstitution of human tissues and organs
5. In vitro 3D models of human diseases
6. Novel tools for in vitro reconstitution and analysis of human development
Mitinori Saitou, Kyoto University
Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Washington University
Martin Blum, University of Hohenheim
Grayson Camp, University of Basel
Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes, Leiden University Medical Center
Jianping Fu, University of Michigan
Shaorong Gao, Tongji University
Ge Guo, University of Exeter
Anne Grapin-Botton, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Nick Hopwood, University of Cambridge
Weizhi Ji, Kunming University of Science and Technology
Karl Koehler, Harvard University
Fredrik Lanner, Karolinska Institutet
Naomi Moris, The Francis Crick Institute
Stephane Nedelec, INSERM
Ryuichi Nishinakamura, Kumamoto University
Olivier Pourquie, Harvard University
Giorgia Quadrato, University of Southern California
Nicolas Rivron, The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna
Eric Siggia, Rockefeller University
Mijo Simunovic, Columbia University
Yasuhiro Takashima, Kyoto University
Christoph Viebahn, University of Göttingen
Aryeh Warmflash, Rice University
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, California Institute of Technology
We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.
We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends
We look forward to seeing you in Awaji in March, 2023.