Our ability to study the first stages of life is profoundly changing. Come learn about the science and discuss the ethics on these frontiers.
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WHEN: November 4, 2020 (Schedule)
WHERE: Virtual via BlueJeans Events- Link will be sent to registered attendees
WHAT: A timely and exciting event that will focus on the latest advances in modeling early human development and provide a forum to discuss both the scientific and ethical dimensions of newly developed technologies. Our speakers will examine cutting-edge methods such as extended in vitro embryo models; chimeras of animal hosts seeded with human cells; the use of human induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs) to generate germ cell precursors and embryo-like structures; and curing forms of infertility by uterine transplantation.
This event is free and open to the public. REGISTER to receive a link to the event and submit an abstract for lightning talk consideration. This event will not be recorded. Generously sponsored by New England Biolabs and Penn’s Vice Provost for Research University Research Foundation.
Welcome and Introductions (9:00 AM)
Session 1- “Frontiers of embryonic development research”
9:15-9:45 Janet Rossant (University of Toronto/Hospital for Sick Children)
9:45-10:05 Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (University of Cambridge/Caltech)
10:15-10:35 Nicolas Plachta (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)
10:50-11:10 Kurt Barnhart (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)
11:10-11:45 Panel Discussion with Session 1 Speakers and Audience
Lightning Talks (11:45-noon)
Session 2- “Approaches & Ethics for the Future of Developmental Biology”
1:00-1:30 Jianping Fu (University of Michigan)
1:30-1:50 Kathleen (Kate) O’Neill (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)
1:50-2:10 Kataro Sasaki (University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine)
2:25-2:45 Guo-li Ming (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)
2:45-3:05 Insoo Hyun (Case Western University/ Harvard University)
3:05-3:50 Panel Discussion with Session 2 Speakers and Audience
3:50-4:00 Closing remarks
Thank you to our sponsors!