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Virtual Conference Exhibition at ISSCR 2020

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Browse through sessions, resources, and upcoming products below for your stem cell research. Scientific talks and posters presented at ISSCR will be added here following the conference, so bookmark this page and follow @STEMCELLTech on Twitter for updates. ISSCR 2020 will begin in:

Sessions & Posters

Join STEMCELL scientists for exciting new Innovation Showcases, posters, and a detailed Focus Session with COREdinates.

12:00 - 15:00 EDT

Focus Session: Recent Insights and Trends in Pluripotent Stem Cell Research (Part of COREdinates Group: Tools for Basic and Applied Stem Cell Technology)

Speaker: Andrew Gaffney, PhD

13:00-14:00 EDT

Innovation Showcase: Applications of Organoid and Organotypic Cultures in Infectious Diseases, Nephrotoxicity, and Highly Relevant Cell-Based Assay Development

Speaker: Juan Hou, PhD

Senior Scientist, Pulmonary R&D

Juan Hou is the Senior Scientist and Team Lead for the Pulmonary Tissue Team at STEMCELL Technologies. Juan obtained her MD from China and her PhD in developmental biology from Osaka University, Japan. Following her PhD studies, Juan moved to Vancouver and worked at the Terry Fox Laboratory of British Columbia Cancer Research Center as a Postdoctoral Fellow (and subsequently a Research Associate), where her main research was focused on studying the formation, patterning, and differentiation of definitive endoderm, the progenitor cells of the epithelial lining of respiratory and digestive tracts. She brings 15+ years of research experience in developmental biology and respiratory research to her current position. She is currently overseeing the existing pulmonary product portfolios and the development of new products that support cutting-edge respiratory research.

Speaker: Martin Stahl, PhD

Scientist, Intestinal R&D

Martin Stahl received a PhD in Microbiology at the University of Ottawa and conducted his postdoctoral research with Dr. Bruce Vallance at the University of British Columbia and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, where he studied infection and immunity in the gut. Martin now works with STEMCELL Technologies developing applications and assays for intestinal organoid cultures.

Speaker: Philipp Kramer, PhD

Senior Scientist, Intestinal R&D

Philipp Kramer attended Freie Universität Berlin, where he studied biology. After obtaining his PhD, he undertook postdoctoral training at the University of Texas, followed by another fellowship at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford. In 2016, Philipp joined the Intestinal Team at STEMCELL Technologies and has successfully launched the STEMdiff™ Intestinal and Kidney Organoid Kits.

14:00 EDT

Poster: High-Throughput-Compatible Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines into Kidney Organoids for Nephrotoxic Drug Screening

Philipp Kramer, PhD | Senior Scientist, Intestinal R&D

Session 1, # MDD186

14:00 EDT

Poster: Cloning, Gene Editing and Expansion of High-Quality Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Improve Through Medium Optimization

Matthew Wong, BSc | Scientist, Pluripotent Stem Cell R&D

Poster Session 1, # CI281

14:00 EDT

Poster: Optimized Animal Component-Free Medium and Workflow for the Expansion of Human Stem Cells as Aggregates in Suspension Cultures

Eric Jervis, PhD | Principal Scientist, Bioengineering

Poster Session 1, # CA220

14:00 EDT

Poster: Generation of T and NK Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Hematopoietic Progenitors in a Stroma-Free, Serum-Free Culture System

Nooshin Tabatabaei-Zavareh, MD, PhD | Senior Scientist, Hematopoietic R&D

Poster Session 1, # CA162

19:00-19:30 EDT

Innovation Showcase: Differentiating Immune Cells from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells in Feeder- and Serum-Free Cultures

Speaker: Nooshin Tabatabaei-Zavareh, MD, PhD

Senior Scientist, Hematopoietic R&D

Nooshin Tabatabaei-Zavareh is a Senior Scientist in Research and Development at STEMCELL Technologies. In 2007, she received her PhD in Immunology at the University of British Columbia where she studied NK cell development. Over the past 11 years, she has contributed to the development of products for immunology research at STEMCELL. Nooshin currently leads the Immune Cell Culture Team in providing solutions for the generation, expansion, and differentiation of immune cells.

19:30-20:00 EDT

Innovation Showcase: Optimized, Serum-Free, In Vitro Culture Conditions for CRISPR-Mediated Genome Editing of CD34+ Cells

Speaker: Amanda Fentiman, MSc

Product Manager, Hematology

Amanda Fentiman is a Product Manager on the Hematopoietic Team at STEMCELL Technologies. In 2013 she received her MSc in Interdisciplinary Oncology from the University of British Columbia, where she identified transcription factors involved in hematopoietic stem cell development in mouse embryos. Since 2014, Amanda has worked at STEMCELL supporting the growth and development of products, including StemSpan™, MethoCult™, and STEMvision™.

13:00-14:00 EDT

Innovation Showcase: Advanced Brain Organoid Co-Culture Systems

Speaker: Erin Knock, PhD

14:00 EDT

Poster: Methods for Media for the Differentiation of Human Intestinal Organoids and Organoid-Derived Monolayers

Martin Stahl, PhD | Scientist, Intestinal R&D

Poster Session 4, #MDD493

14:30 EDT

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