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Program of the Symposium

Day 1: May 11th, 2008 (Sun.) 10:00-18:00

Opening Remarks
Agenda of Day 1: Latest Findings in iPS Cell-Related Research and Future Perspectives in Science and Technology

<Session 1> Frontier Research on iPS Cell

Shinya Yamanaka (Japan)
Director of Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CIRA), Kyoto University /
Professor of Institute of Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
Rudolf Jaenisch (USA)
Professor of Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

<Session 2> Identification and Induction of Pluripotency

Peter W. Andrews (UK)
Professor of Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield
Sheng Ding (USA)
Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Ying Jin (China)
Professor of Institute of Health Science, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS / Shanghai JiaoTong University of Medicine

<Session 3> Tissue Commitments of Pluripotent Stem Cell

Joseph Itskovitz-Eldor (Israel)
Professor of Stem Cell Research Center, Israel Institute of Technology
Hideyuki Okano (Japan)
Professor of School of Medicine, Keio University
Masayo Takahashi (Japan)
Team-leader of Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), RIKEN
Henrik Semb (Sweden)
Assistant Director of Lund Stem Cell Center, Lund University

Day 2: May 12th, 2008 (Mon.) 9:00-17:10

<Special Session>

Sir Martin Evans (UK)
Director of School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine 2007

Agenda of Day 2: Strategies for the Acceleration of Pluripotent Stem Cell-Related Research

<Session 4> Pluripotent Stem Cell-Related Research Activities

Irving Weissman (USA)
Director of Stanford Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Vicki Sara (Australia)
Chairman of Australian Stem Cell Centre
Hans Schöler (Germany)
Director of Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Alan Colman (Singapore)
Executive Director of Singapore Stem Cell Consortium, Institute of Medical Biology
Kwang Soo Kim (Korea)
Director of CHA Stem Cell Institute, Pochon CHA University
Norio Nakatsuji (Japan)
Director of Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University / Professor of Institute of Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

<Session 5> Panel Discussion on International Cooperation in Pluripotent Stem Cell-Related Research

Chair: Shin-ichi Nishikawa
Vice-Director of Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), RIKEN

Closing Remarks

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