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MWLC symposium Advances in Reparative Medicine

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine hosted its first scientific symposium in Sweden, "Advances in Reparative Medicine" on 15 May 2019.

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Fluorescent labelling of sensory neuron diversity. Photo taken by Haohao Wu, Lallemend lab, Karolinska Institutet.

Programme

08.30-09.00 REGISTRATION

09.00-09.15 WELCOMING ADDRESS AND PRESENTATION OF MWLC

Sandra Ceccatelli, Director MWLC, KI

09.15-09.20 OPENING

Anders Gustafsson, Academic Vice President at KI

KEYNOTE LECTURE I

CHAIR: Simon Elsässer, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and MWLC, Stockholm node, KI

09.20-10.05 New cells in old brains

Jonas Frisén, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, KI

10.05-10.30 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION I: CELL TYPES AND CELL STATES

CHAIRS: Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and MWLC, Stockholm node, KI and Francois Lallemend, Department of Neuroscience and MWLC, Stockholm node, KI

10.30-11.00 Lineage specification of skin stem cells during hair growth and wound repair

Maria Kasper, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, KI

11.00-11.30 Pluripotency, embryonic stem cells and regenerative medicine

Fredrik Lanner, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology and MWLC, Stockholm node, KI

11.30-12.00 Neuronal subtype specification in the developing enteric nervous system

Ulrika Marklund, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, KI

12.00-13.00 LUNCH

KEYNOTE LECTURE II

CHAIR: Jens Hjerling-Leffler, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, KI

13.00-13.45 Myelination and myelin repair in the CNS

Charles ffrench-Constant, University of Edinburgh, UK

SESSION II: TISSUE REPAIR AND DISEASE MODELLING

CHAIR: Lars Jakobsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, KI

13.45-14.15 Targeting regulatory RNAs in skin wounds: a new opportunity of healing?

Ning Xu Landén, Department of Medicine, Solna and MWLC, Stockholm node, KI

14.15-14.45 Combinatorial genetics technology for cell engineering

Alan Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

14.45-15.15 Using reprogramming to model diseases of the human brain

Anna Falk, Department of Neuroscience, KI

15.15-15.45 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION III: BIOENGINEERING IN REPARATIVE MEDICINE

CHAIRS: Sijie Chen, MWLC, Hong Kong node, KI and Christian Göritz, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and MWLC, Stockholm node, KI

15.45-16.15 Spatial signaling at the cell membrane

Ana Teixeira, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, KI

16.15-16.45 Engineering advanced biomaterials: from microarray fabrication to mRNA delivery

Linxian Li, MWLC, Hong Kong node, KI

16.45-17.15 Clinical translation of a regeneration strategy for spinal cord injury

Mikael Svensson, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, KI

17.15-17.45 Engineering human heart chambers and tissues for disease modelling and drug discovery

Ronald Li, MWLC, Hong Kong node, KI

17.45-18.00 CLOSING REMARKS

Eero Castrén, University of Helsinki, FI, Chair of MWLC Scientific Advisory Board

Venue

Torsten N Wiesel Lecture Hall, Karolinska University Hospital

BioClinicum, Solnavägen 30

Scientific organisers

The scientific organisers were Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Christian Göritz and Sandra Ceccatelli.