“The Adult Stem / Progenitor Cell niche”

An international symposium organised by: the IAP-HEPRO research network and Belgian Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (BSCDB)

Date: Thursday 13 March, Friday 14 March and Saturday 15 March 2008

Venue: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Medical Campus Jette, Auditorium Brouwer, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium

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Local Organizing Committee:

Albert Geerts (IAP-VUB)
Laurent Dollé (IAP-VUB)
Agnès Noël (BSCDB)
Danny Huylebroeck (BSCDB)
Isabelle Leclercq (IAP-UCL)
Geert Leroux-Roels (IAP-UGent)
Vera Rogiers (IAP-VUB)
Tania Roskams (IAP-KULeuven)

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Hotel accomodation for invited speakers: Ibis Hotel Brussels Expo (Romeinsesteenweg 572, B-1853 Strombeek-Bever, Belgium). Shuttle service between this hotel and the university

Catering: UZ Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Catering Service

Registration: on BSCDB website
Online Registration: Open
Deadline for registration: 1 March 2008
Late registration or if online registration fails, please register by e-mail or fax to the organizer:
jmlazou@vub.ac.be; fax +32-(0)2/4774412

Abstract call: on BSCDB website
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 February 2008
Before submitting your abstract, please register for the meeting.

The subject of the posters is not limited to the theme of the meeting! 2 outstanding theme-related abstracts will be selected for short oral communication. The BSCDB will give 2 poster awards of 250 € each for the 2 most valuable posters. If your abstract is selected for oral presentation and you still wish to compete for a poster award, please note that it is still necessary to display a poster. The posterboards will be 200 cm high and 100 cm wide. Abstracts will be published as a pdf-file on this website. The entire abstract should fit on one page, including Title, Authors and Affiliations (font Arial, size 12pt) and text (11pt)

Late abstract submission or if online registration fails, please submit by e-mail or fax to the organizer:
jmlazou@vub.ac.be; fax +32-(0)2/4774412

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Contact

Jean-Marc Lazou (P.A. to Prof. Albert Geerts)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department for Cell Biology
Laarbeeklaan 103, B-1090 Brussels – BELGIUM
jmlazou@vub.ac.be - tel: +32-2-4774409 fax +32-2-4774412

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Program Thursday

12.00 – 14.00
Registration and poster set-up – visit commercial exhibition
14.00 – 14.15
Albert GEERTS (Brussels, Belgium): Welcome / Conference Opening
14.15 – 14.55
Valeer DESMET (Leuven, Belgium): The hepatic progenitor cell in a historical perspective
14.55 – 15.35
Cédric BLANPAIN (Brussels, Belgium): Adult epithelial stem cell niches
15.35 – 16.05
Coffee break and poster viewing – visit commercial exhibition
16.05 – 16.45
Malcolm ALISON (London, UK): The moving stem cell niche
16.45 – 17.25
Christine MUMMERY (Utrecht, The Netherlands): Molecular control of pluripotency and differentiation
17.25 – 18.05
Etienne SOKAL (Brussels, Belgium): Cell therapy in congenital and acquired chronic liver disease

18.15 – 19.00
Reception – visit commercial exhibition

19.00 – 21.00
Conference Dinner (at the university campus)

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Program Friday : The Hepatic Stem Cell niche

Morning Session : (Chair: 2 members IAP network or advisory board)

08.00 – 09.00
Registration and poster set-up – visit commercial exhibition

09.00 – 09.40
Fréderic LEMAIGRE (Brussels, Belgium): Hepatic stem/progenitor cells : a developmental biologist´s point of view
09.40 – 10.20
Peter NAGY (Budapest, Hungary): Confocal fluorescence microscopy of the hepatic progenitor cell niche
10.20 – 10.50
Coffee break and poster viewing – visit commercial exhibition
10.50 – 11.30
David SHAFRITZ (New York, USA): Repopulation of the normal adult rat liver by fetal liver stem/progenitor cells: Cell-cell competition is the name of the game
11.30 – 12.10
Tania ROSKAMS (Leuven, Belgium): The human local progenitor compartment in health and disease
12.10 – 12.25
Laurent DOLLÉ (Brussels, Belgium): Isolation and purification of murine hepatic progenitor cells
12.25 – 12.40
Philip MEULEMAN (Ghent, Belgium): The uPA-Scid transplantation mouse model
12.40 – 12.55
Sarah SNYKERS (Brussels, Belgium): In vitro differentiation of postnatal progenitor cells into functional hepatocytes

12.55 – 14.00
Sandwich Lunch & Poster viewing – visit commercial exhibition

Afternoon Session (Chair: 2 members IAP network or advisory board)

14.00 – 14.40
Mary WEISS (Paris, France): Isolation, purification and culture of hepatic progenitor cells
14.40 – 15.20
Dieter HÄUSSINGER (Düsseldorf, Germany): Hepatic stellate cells are stem/progenitor cells in the liver
15.20 – 15.50
Coffee break and poster viewing – visit commercial exhibition
15.50 – 16.30
Stuart FORBES (Edinburgh, UK): Extrahepatic recruitment of fibrocytes to the liver
16.30 – 17.10
José SEGOVIA (Madrid, Spain): In vivo generation of bone-marrow derived hepatocytes via cell fusion
17.10 – 17.25
Noëmi VAN HUL (Brussels, Belgium): Hepatic progenitor cells and fibrosis in the choline deficient/ethionine induced model of liver damage
17.25 – 17.40
Bart SPEE (Leuven, Belgium): The hepatic progenitor cell compartment in large animal models
17.40 –17.50
Albert GEERTS (Brussels, Belgium): Round-up of the day

18.30 – 21.00
Reception and dinner for invited speakers and organizers at Barlow’s restaurant (Wemmel)

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Program Saturday : Stem progenitor cell biology and pathobiology

Morning Session : (Chair: 2 members of BSCDB or advisory board)

08.00 – 09.00
Registration and poster set-up – visit commercial exhibition
09.00 – 09.40
Catherine VERFAILLIE (Leuven, Belgium): Haematopoetic and mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow
09.40 – 10.20
Roger PATIENT (Oxford, UK): Transcriptional regulatory networks controlling stem cell differentiation
10.20 – 10.50
Coffee break and poster viewing – visit commercial exhibition
10.50 – 11.30
Amanda FISHER (London, UK): Epigenetic characteristics of stem cells
11.30 – 11.45
Selected oral presentation by young investigator
11.45 – 12.00
Selected oral presentation by young investigator
12.00 – 13.10
Sandwich Lunch & Poster viewing – visit commercial exhibition

Afternoon Session : (Chair: 2 members of BSCDB)

13.10– 13.50
Hugo VANKELECOM (Leuven, Belgium): The “side population”: a common stem cell theme in multiple tissues?
13.50 – 14.30
Majlinda LAKO (Newcastle, UK): Stress defence mechanisms and telomerase activity in stem cells
14.30 – 15.00
Coffee break and poster viewing – visit commercial exhibition
15.00 – 15.40
Luc BOUWENS (Brussels, Belgium): Transdifferentiation of pancreatic epithelial cells
15.40 – 16.20
Stewart SELL (Albany, USA): Cancer stem cells
16.20 –16.35
Agnès NOËL (Liège, Belgium): Presentation of poster prizes & Round-up of the conference

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