We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on “Human Development - from embryos to stem cell models” which will be held in Awaji, Japan, located approximately 60 km west of Osaka city. The conference will begin in the evening of Monday November 1, 2021, and will conclude in the early afternoon of November 5, 2021.
There will be seven oral sessions and one poster session covering recent findings in research related to human development. About twenty oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Posters will be up for viewing and discussion throughout the conference. Social events will be organized to promote informal interactions among conference participants.
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
Martin Blum, University of Hohenheim
Grayson Camp, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB)
Jianping Fu, University of Michigan
Shaorong Gao, Tongji University
Anne Grapin-Botton, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)
Weizhi Ji, Kunming University of Science and Technology
Karl Koehler, Harvard University
Madeline Lancaster, Cambridge University
Kyle Loh, Stanford University
Matthias Lutolf, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Naomi Moris, The Francis Crick Institute
Kathy Niakan, The Francis Crick Institute
Ryuichi Nishinakamura, Kumamoto University
Olivier Pourquie, Harvard University
Nicolas Rivron, The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA)
Mitinori Saitou, Kyoto University
Eric Siggia, Rockefeller University
Mijo Simunovic, Columbia University
Austin Smith, University of Exeter
Jason Spence, University of Michigan
Yasuhiro Takashima, Kyoto University
Takanori Takebe, University of Cincinnati
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 November, 2021.