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GeneExpression Systems of USA and University of Cambridge of UK
Appasani Research Conferences (ARCEI.ORG)

Jointly Presents

First International
EuroEpiStem: European Epigenomics &
Stem Cells
-2009 Meeting

Epigenomic Programming & Stem Cells for Drug Discovery

November 4 - 5, 2009
Venue: Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

"A Unique Theme Conference & Exhibition in the Epigenetics and Stem Cells Biology"

Meeting Place:

The Venue Peterhouse (middle) is the oldest College of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1284 and an institution dedicated to education and research. Throughout its history, Petreans have been at the heart of the political, social and religious controversies that have shaped today’s society. Some of the influential Petreans include: Henry Cavendish, Lord Kelvin, Sir Frank Whittle and Christopher Cockerill, and Nobel Laureates – Sir John Kendrew, Sir Aaron Klug, Archer Martin and Max Perutz , who gave a twentieth century lead in the field of Molecular Biology. Since many centuries it remained as a hub for innovation and successive generations of the brightest young people around the world.

Why do you wait to join for an intellectual gathering in the ‘Epigenomics & Stem Cells’ arena at the prestigious college Peterhouse in the Premier University campus!


Target Audience: 200
Total Speaker Presentations: 30
Total Poster Presentations: 20
Total Exhibit Booths: 20


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

7:00 – 8:30 A.M: Registration Open
7:30 – 8:45 A.M: Continental breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 A.M: Technology Session I (consists of 3 lectures)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

7:00 – 8:30 A.M: Registration Open
7:30 – 8:45 A.M: Continental breakfast

8:00 - 9:30 A.M: Technology Session II (consists of 3 lectures)
Scientific Sessions Start at 9:30 A.M and Ends at 6.00 P.M on all two days.

The actual agenda will be updated. Please visit again.


Krishnarao Appasani, PhD., MBA (Chair)
Founder & CEO
GeneExpression Systems, Inc. Waltham, MA USA
Eric A. Miska, PhD.
Assistant Professor at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK/Gurdon Institute
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Zdenko Herceg, PhD.
Head, Epigenetics Group
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Lyon, France

Inaugural Speaker

Sir. John Gurdon, DPhil. DSc., FRS November 4 AM Lifetime Achievement Award
Emeritus Professor
Gurdon Institute of Cancer & Developmental Biology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK


Keynote Speaker
Daniela Rhodes, PhD, FRS.
Principal Investigator
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, UK
Title: Structural Aspects of Chromatin

Other Speakers:

Alfonso Martinez-Arias, PhD.
Professor of Genetics
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Title: Genetic circuits that regulates stem cells behavior
  Emanuele Giordano, MD., PhD.
University of Bolgna
Laboratory of Ing Cell Mol
Cesena, Italy
Title: A study of CpG methylation within significant promoter sequences in adipose-derived stem cells differentiating towards cardiac phenotype
Amanda G. Fisher, PhD. FMedSci.
Professor of Cell Biology & Director
MRC Clinical Sciences Centre
Imperial College London
London, UK
Title: TBA
  Yusuke Hirabayashi, PhD.
Research Associate
University of Tokyo,Tokyo, Japan
Title: Temporal regulation of cortical neural precursor cell fate by polycomb group proteins
  William C. Skarnes, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Sanger Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, UK
Title: Genetic screens in embryonic stem cells
Zdenko Herceg, PhD.
Head of Epigenetics Group
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Lyon, France
Title: Epigenetic signatures in cancer stem cells
  Eric A. Miska, PhD
Assistant Professor
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK
Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Cambridge UK
Title: TBA
Anne Ferguson-Smith, PhD.
Professor of Developmental Genetics
University of Cambridge
Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
Cambridge, UK
Title: TBA
  Takashi Nagano, MD., PhD.
Chromatin & Gene Expression Laboratory
The Babraham Institute
Babraham Research Campus
Cambridge, CB22 3AT, United Kingdom
Title: Epigenetic gene silencing by long non-coding RNAs
Georgina Ellison, PhD.
Senior Lecturer
Liverpool JM University, Liverpool, UK
Title: Adult Cardiac Stem Cells
Annemie Haelens, PhD.
Catholic University-Faculty of Medicine
Leuven, Belgium
Title: Epigenetic silencing of genes involved in the development of prostate cancer by expression of shRNAs
Roger Barker, PhD., MRCP.
Reader in Clinical Neurosciences
The Cambridge Center for Brain Repair
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Title: Characterization of neural stem cells from the Huntington and Parkinson disease animal models
Matthieu Gerard, Ph.D.
Epigenetic Regulation and Cancer Group
Commission of Energy on Atomics (CEA), iBiTecS
Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Title: Heterochromatin Organization in Pluripotent Embryonic Cells
Thomas Åskov Pedersen, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lab of Prof. Susanne Mandrup
University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark
Title: Profiling adipogenic trancription using ChIP-seq
  Dr. med. Wolfgang-M. Franz
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I der LMU
Klinikum der Universität München - Grosshadern
München, Germany
Title: TBA
Niamh O'Sullivan, PhD.
Post doctoral Fellow in Applied Neurotherapeutics
Conway Institute & University College of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Title: Identification of functional regulatory elements in a rat model of schizophrenia using FAIRE-seq
  Ornella Parolini, PhD.
Professor & Director
Centro di Ricerca E. Menni,
Fondazione Poliambulanza-Istituto Ospedaliero
Brescia, Italy
Title: Placenta derived cells: characteristics and potential for future clinical application
Jose Silva, PhD.
Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Title: Nanog captures the pluripotent state during both mammalian embryogenesis and somatic cell reprogramming
Karl-Henrik Grinnemo, MD., PhD.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Karolinska University Hospital
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Title: Human embryonic cardiac Islet-1 progenitor cells and their derivatives for cardiomyoplasty

Key Sessions:

The most-up-to-date developments will be addressed:
Epigenomic Regulation in Stem Cells
Genomic imprinting in Stem Cells
Stem Cell Differentiation and Reprogramming
Self-renewal and Maintenance
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Applications of Stem Cells in Human Diseases
Novel Technologies for Stem Cell propagation
Signaling Mechanisms in Stem Cells

Exhibitors are welcome to reserve their booth space early!

Please contact if you are interested in speaking in the scientific or Technology workshops of this meeting.

GeneExpression Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 540170
Waltham, MA 02454 USA
Tel: (781) 891-8181
Fax: (781) 891-8234
E-mail: Genexpsys@expressgenes.com

Poster Abstract Submission by October 20, 2009

ALL ABSTRACTS Will Be Posted soon !!!

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