[ASC-list] Stem Cell Research Panel Discussion in Melbourne

Susan Hawes smbhawes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 10:02:18 UTC 2010


Panel Discussion: Is iPS Cell Research Lost In Translation?
Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research Conference

Monday 15th November, 1.30-3.00 PM, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne

Heralded as a major breakthrough in stem cell technologies, iPS cells are
reprogrammed adult body cells that behave like pluripotent stem cells. A
panel and audience will question this technology. What are iPS cells, true
pluripotent cells or a culture artifact? What are benefits of this research?
Will iPS cell technology be a ‘disease in a dish’? Is it hyped? Or, is it
the next biotechnology breakthrough? Should cell donors share in any future
profits?

Participants include: Professor Graham Jenkin, Professor Justin St John
(Monash University), Louise Laurent (Scripps, USA), Kuldip Sidhu (University
of NSW), Alan Petersen (Monash University), Kenneth Chien (Harvard
University, USA), Ernst Wolvetang (Queensland University), Peter Mountford
(Neopac Ltd), Varlli Beetham (Frederick Ataxia Association)

The 3rd Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research is being held during the
Australian Health and Medical Research Congress, Melbourne Convention
Centre. If you are interested in attending you can register for the ASSCR
conference. Details about registration and the full conference program are
available at the Congress webpage (http://www.ahmrcongress.org.au). If you
want further information, email info(at)asscr.org.
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