The 13th Royan International Twin Congress
International Invited Speakers

Edwin Hui, Canada

Titles:

1. The ethics of using IVF and PGO to conceive a savior child
2. The Ethics of Managing Extremely Premature Neonates (EPRN) between 22-24 Weeks
  

 

 

Dorothy Greenfeld, USA

 Titles:

1. The Emotional Impact of Infertility and Assisted Reproduction: are Psychological Support and Counseling Helpful?
2. Assisted Reproduction and Multiple Gestation: What are the Psychological Consequences?

   

Thierry Voet, Belgium

 Titles:

1. Chromosome Instability in the Cleavage Stage Embryo
2. Establishing High Resolution Genomic Profiles of Single Cells Using Microarray and Next-generation Sequencing Technologies
 

   

Sjoerd Repping, The Netherlands

 Titles:

1. Embryo Selection in IVF/ICSI
2. The Effect of Culture Media on Success Rates of IVF/ICSI

 

Xiuchun Cindy Tian, USA

Titles:

1. Nuclear Reprogramming in Bovine Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
2. De-differentiation of Mouse Fibroblast Cells by Chemical Induction

 

Raffaella Fabbri, Italy

Titles:

1. Human Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation: State of the ART
2. Follicle Development in Culture of Frozen/Thawed Human Ovarian Tissue

 

Fulco van der Veen, The Netherlands

Titles:

1. Prediction Models in ART
2. The Scientific Underpinning of ART in Unexplained Infertility  

 

Urban Waldenstr?m, Sweden

Title:

1. Avoiding OHSS in Ovarian Stimulation
2. Blastocyst Culture and Freezing

 

Ferdinando Rossi, Italy

Titles:

Rewiring Point-to-Point Connections in the Mammalian CNS by Neural Transplantation.
I. Neurogenic Capacity and Guidance Factors in the Recip
II. Migratory Pathways and Anatomical Incorporation of New Neurons in the Recipient Circuits

 
Gianpaolo Zerbini, Italy

Title:

1. Role of Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) in the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Retinopathy
2. Identification and Characterization of Dedifferentiated Podocytes in the Normal Renal Glomerulus
 

Jurgen Hescheler, Germany

Title:

1. Pluripotent Stem Cells for Toxicological Screening and Disease
2. Pluripotent Stem Cells from Basic Research to Possible Clinical Application

 

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, USA

Title:

1. Novel Reproductive Technologies for Preventing Mitochondrial DNA Diseases
2. Primate to Tipotent and Pluripotent Cells
 

Paul Tesar, USA

Title:

1. Pluripotent Stem Cell Technology for Myelin Repair

2. Transcription Factor-mediated Reprogramming of Fibroblasts to Expandable, Myelinogenic Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells

 
Robert Passier, The Netherlands

Titles:
1. Generation of Transgenic Reporter Lines in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells for Cardiac Subtype Specification
2. Human Stem Cells for Cardiac Disease Modeling and Drug
 

Richard Harvey, Australia

Title:

1. Regulation of Quiescence and Multipotency in MSC-like Stem Cells of the Adult Mammalian Heart
2. Definition and Embryonic Origins of MSC-like Stem Cells in the Adult Mammalian Heart
 
Christian De Geyter, Switzerland

Title:

1. Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Neurodevelopmental Toxicology
2. Stem Cells in the Ovary and Their Potential Significance in Ovarian Ageing
 

Elena Cattaneo, Italy

 Title:

1. Using Stem Cells to Understand the Function of Disease-genes: the Example of Huntingtin in Huntington's Disease 2. Generation of Human Striatal Neurons from Stem Cells for Transplantation Studies in Huntington's Disease

   

Christopher Heeschen, Spain

 Title:

1. Novel Approaches for Tracking Cancer Stem Cells
2. Identifying and Targeting the Achilles' Heel of Cancer Stem Cells

   

Ira J. Fox, USA

 Title:

1.Use of Hepatocytes and Stem Cells in Understanding and Treating Liver Failure and Cirrhosis
2. Overcoming Barriers to the Use of Hepatocytes and Stem Cells in Treating Patients with Liver Diseases

   

Thomas Braun, Germany

 Title:

1. The Epistasis of Muscle Stem Cell Development
2. De-differentiation of Cardiomyocytes is Instrumental for Cardiac Tissue Renewal after Myocardial Damage

   

Daniele Zink, Singapore

 Title:

1. Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells into Functional Renal Tubular Cells
2. Cost-effective Substrates for the Large-scale Expansion of Human Stem Cells under Chemically Defined Conditions

   

Michèle Studer, France

 Title:

1. Regulation of Embryonic and Adult Neural Stem Cells During Mouse Corticogenesis
2. Mechanisms on Arealization and Cell-type Specification in the Developing Mammalian Neocortex

   

Ans M. M. van Pelt, The Netherlands

 Title:

1. Spermatogonial Stem Cell: Their Potency
2. Spermatogonial Stem Cells: from Biology to Clinic