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World Congress on Ocular Cell and Regenerative Biology

World Congress on Ocular Cell and Regenerative Biology (formally biannual meeting of International Society of Ocular Cell Biology) will bring together world’ s leading experts and scientific community in basic and translational ocular cell biology, stem cell and tissue regeneration, ocular physiology and diseases mechanisms. The meeting is in conjunction with the 6th Chinese National Forum of Graduate Students in Ophthalmology. Dates August6-9,2015 Venue Ocean Hotel,Guangzhou Advanced Registration Deadline August 5th,2015

Genomics and Stem Cell Based Therapies: Shaping the Future of Personalized Medicine

 The past decade has seen astonishing progress in our ability to decipher genetic and molecular reasons behind diseases as complex as cancers, neurodegenerative diseases, obesity, and diabetes. Equally exciting, the advances in stem cell manipulation, cellular reprogramming, tissue engineering, and genome editing have offered possible solutions to conditions previously considered untreatable. Meanwhile, advances in the etiology of diseases and the ability to manipulate cells and the genome also make it possible, and sometimes necessary, to personalize the diagnoses and treatment of a disease.

This conference will discuss progress in genomics and stem cell based therapies and will explore the challenges that medical professionals face. Unique insights contributing to shaping the future of personalized medicine will be discussed; ranging from the discovery of disease-associated variants to the resulting insights into disease biology and the potential for clinical application of scientific findings.

To view Chinese website for this conference, please click on the link below:
Chinese GSCT Conference Site

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to April 20, 2014.


Important Dates:
Early Registration Opens
Abstract Submission Opens
Hotel Reservation Opens
Abstract Submission Deadline
Online Registration Deadline

 
Dec 1, 2013
Dec 1, 2013
April 1, 2014
March 30, 2014 deadline extended to April 20, 2014
May 10, 2014

Genomics and Stem Cell Based Therapies: Shaping the Future of Personalized Medicine

  • Organizers

    • Zhu Chen (Vice Chairman, Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, People's Republic of China, and Former Minister of Health, People's Republic of China)
    • Yaping Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
    • Michael Stratton (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)
    • Kang Zhang (University of California, San Diego, USA)
    • Magdalena Skipper (Nature, UK)
    • Francesca Cesari (Nature, UK)
  • Local Organizing Committee

    • Ningsheng Xu (Honorary chair, Sun Yat-sen University, China)
    • Gang Pei (Honorary co-chair, Tongji University, China) 
    • Xuetao Cao (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China)
    • Boqin Qiang (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China)
    • Yixin Zeng (Sun Yat-sen University, China) 
    • Xiaodong Wang (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China) 
    • Qi Zhou (Institutes of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, China)
    • Xiaofan Wang (Duke University, Durham, USA) 
    • Kang Zhang (University of California, San Diego, USA)
    • Yizhi Liu (Executive chair, Sun Yat-sen University, China) 
    • Melinda Gray (Natureconferences, USA)
  • Date

    May 29-31, 2014

  • Venue

    The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, China