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Endoderm Lineages in Development and Disease (B2)

Organizer(s) Lori Sussel, Hans-Willem E. Snoeck, James M. Wells and Aaron M. Zorn
February 8—13, 2015
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 7, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Nov 11, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 7, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 8, 2014

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The endoderm gives rise to a vast array of highly specialized epithelial cell types lining the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts and contributes to associated organs such as the thyroid, thymus, lungs, liver, biliary system and pancreas. Basic studies of endoderm organ development and postnatal function have revealed the molecular basis of human congenital diseases, identified new regenerative pathways and made it possible to grow endoderm organ tissues in vitro. While endoderm organs vary in their form and function, there are many shared mechanisms that govern the development and homeostasis of these organs. This Keystone Symposia meeting will highlight recent advances in our understanding of endoderm organ development during embryogenesis and how this knowledge has led to successful efforts at generating human endoderm organ cells and tissues from pluripotent stem cells. It brings together researchers who span the different endoderm organ systems to compare and contrast molecular mechanisms, experimental approaches and new approaches for translating basic research. Discussions will focus on how success in one organ might be duplicated in other organ systems.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Mariana Louza Stevens
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Scholarship Recipients

Kyra A. Campbell
University of Sheffield, UK

Yoku Hayakawa
Columbia University, USA

Svetlana Ulyanchenko
University of Edinburgh, UK