24th October  2:00-6:00 pm
South Kensington Campus, Sherfield Building, Read Lecture Theatre, followed by drinks and nibbles

2:00 – 2:40. Dr. Veronique Azuara, Institute of Reproductive & Developmental Biology, Hammersmith Hospital Campus Talk title Balancing cell potency and specification in stem cells and in the early embryo.

2:40- 3:00: Dr. Irene Cantone, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital Campus Talk title Selective reactivation of human X-linked genes in female fibroblasts reprogrammed by cell fusion.

3:00- 3:20 : Dr. Ed Curry, Division of Cancer, Hammersmith Hospital Campus Talk title Bivalent chromatin signatures in ovarian cancer and tumour stem cell models of acquired drug resistance

3:20- 4:00 Coffee break

4:00- 4:20 Dr. Michela Noseda Heart Science, NHLI, Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital Campus Talk title PDGFRα tracks specifically with the cardiogenic signature of Sca1+ cardiac stem cells and synergizes with the SP phenotype to pinpoint clonal growth

4:20-5:00 Dr. Tristan Rodriguez Faculty of Medicine, NHLI, Hammersmith Hospital Campus Talk title Surviving pluripotency: Understanding how cellular fitness is monitored during the onset of differentiation

5:00-5:40 Prof Francesco Dazzi, Regenerative and Haematological Medicine, KCL Talk title Mesenchymal stroma cell therapies: efficacy and mechanisms

5:40 – drinks and nibbles reception

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