2nd SOCRATES Scientific Meeting 2014 Programs & Speakers


2nd Inaugural SOCRATES Scientific Meeting 2014

Clinical Translation of Stem Cells Extracellular Vesicles

3rd November 2014, Monday (Day 1)

1300 – 1350hrsRegistration & Coffee/ Tea
1350 – 1400hrsWelcome Speech

Prof Birgitte Lane

Executive Director, A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, SINGAPORE
SESSION IStem Cell-based Regenerative Medicine: Cell vs. EV

Chairpersons: Prof Tan Kok Hian
1400 – 1440hrsMesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes in Cardiovascular Disease

Prof Dominique P.V. de Kleijn

Preclinical Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), National University Health System (NUHS), SINGAPORE
1440 – 1520hrsMesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes – A Novel Tool to Treat Severe Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease?

Dr Lambros Kordelas

Institute of Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital Duisburg-Essen, GERMANY
1520 – 1545hrsCoffee / Tea Break
1545 – 1625hrsMesenchymal Stem Cell Exosome: A Non-cellular Therapeutic Alternative to Mesenchymal Stem Cells Transplantation

Dr Ruenn Chai Lai

Senior Research Fellow, A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, SINGAPORE
1625 – 1705hrsCellular and Sub-cellular Therapy of Severe Inherited Skin Disorder

Prof Jakob Tolar

Professor, University of Minnesota, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1830hrsSpeakers’ Dinner

4th November 2014, Tuesday (Day 2)

SESSION IIStem Cell EV in Disease Models

Chairpersons: Prof Karl Tryggvason
0830 – 0920hrsRegistration & Coffee/ Tea
0920 – 1000hrsCardiosphere-derived Cell Exosomes are Critical Agents in Cell Therapy After Myocardial Infarction

Dr Ahmed Ibrahim

Research Scientist, Capricor Therapeutics Inc., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1000 – 1040hrsTowards a GMP Exosome Product

Dr Randolph Corteling

Head of Cell Biology, ReNeuron, UNITED KINGDOM
1040 – 1105hrsCoffee/ Tea Break
1105 – 1145hrsMesenchymal Stem Cell-derived Exosomes in Drug-induced Liver Injury

Prof Ho Han Kiat

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS), SINGAPORE
1145 – 1220hrsAutoimmunity and Tolerance Induction to Secreted Microvesicles/Exosomes From Insulinoma and Islet Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Prof Yang D. Dai

Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1220 – 1300hrsBone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Use Extracellular Vesicles to Outsource Mitophagy and Modulate Immune Responses During Lung Inflammation

Prof Luis A. Ortiz

Director, Division of Occupational Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1300– 1400hrsLunch
SESSION IIIStem Cell EV: Isolation, Analysis, Manufacture, Safety and Regulatory Challenges

Chairpersons: Prof Dominique P.V. de Kleijn
1400 – 1440hrsCell-based Gene Therapy: From the Idea to an Oncology Trial

Prof Ralf Huss

Chief Scientific Officer, Apceth, GERMANY
1440 – 1520hrsUse of Sequential Centrifugal Ultrafiltration to Isolate Extracellular Vesicles Released From Human Colon Cancer LIM1863 Cells: Biochemical Characterisation of Shed Microvesicles and Exosomes

Prof Richard J. Simpson

Professor, La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science, AUSTRALIA
1520 – 1600hrsDevelopment of New Approaches for Isolation and Separation of Various Types of Extracellular Vesicles

Dr Igor Kurochkin

Principal Investigator, A*STAR Bioinformatics Institute, SINGAPORE
1600 – 1630hrsCoffee/ Tea Break
1630 – 1710hrsIsolating and Assaying for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes Based on Their Endosome Origin

Dr Lim Sai Kiang

Research Director, A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, SINGAPORE
1710 – 1750hrsMicrofluidics Platforms for EV Isolation and Analysis

Dr Wang Zhiping

Director (Research Programme), A*STAR SIMTECH, SINGAPORE
1750 – 1800hrsClosing Speech

Prof Dominique P.V. de Kleijn

Preclinical Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), National University Health System (NUHS), SINGAPORE

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Matrix, A*STAR Biopolis, Singapore


3 – 4 November 2014


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