State of the Art Approaches for Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation
Hiromitsu Nakauchi, from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford Medicine will be the Keynote Speaker. The title of his talk is "Interspecies Organogenesis for Generation of Functional Organs from iPS cells."
Dr. Nakauchi is recognized as a pioneer in the field of stem cell research and single cell biology. He demonstrated that a single hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) can reconstitute the entire blood-lymphatic system of irradiated (HC-removed) mice. His experience in HSC research led to the idea of “organ niche” and successfully created a rat pancreas in mice, a groundbreaking demonstration of cross-species organogenesis. His research focuses on linking discoveries in stem cell biology, immunology, molecular biology and developmental engineering to effective stem cell therapies.