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!
Open to all. Join us for this IRM-sponsored installment of the Distinguished Seminar Series, which features notable researchers from institutions around the world.
This week, we are hosting Jayaraj Rajagopal, M.D. from Harvard University.
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This month: Kyla Ortved,D.V.M, Ph.D., Jacques Jenny Endowed Term Chair of Orthopedic Surgery (Penn Vet)
“STEM and Institutional Anti-Blackness: Curricular Reform in Light of the History of Scientific Racism”
Dr. Gutarra Cordero specializes in the Intellectual History of the Modern Caribbean and the Atlantic World, and her research and teaching interests include the topics of slavery, scientific racism, gender, sexuality, and colonialism.
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This month: Nico Plachta, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology