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CiRA 2017 International Symposium

UPDATE (31 August 2017): Poster abstract submission deadline extended until Friday 15 September

The Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) organizes international symposia on a regular basis to widely disseminate its findings and to advance research on induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Scheduled for 6-8 November 2017, this symposium will mark the 10th anniversary of the discovery of human iPS cells by addressing a broad range of related topics, including basic research on pluripotency, cutting-edge technologies, and novel applications for stem cells.

All stem cell researchers and students are welcome to attend, and are encouraged to apply for the poster sessions.
  • Monday 06 November 2017
  • Tuesday 07 November 2017
  • Wednesday 08 November 2017
  • Monday 6 November 13:00-18:30
  • Tuesday 7 November 9:00-17:00 (reception to follow at 17:30)
  • Wednesday 8 November 9:30-18:00
(Times are subject to change)
Place Miyakomesse (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan)
Intended for Researchers and students


  • Understanding Pluripotency

  • Emerging Technologies

  • Regenerative Medicine

  • Disease Modeling and Drug Development

  • Stem Cell Banks for Application


  • Allan Bradley (Sanger Institute)

  • Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute)

  • Kevin Eggan (Harvard Stem Cell Institute)

  • Thomas Fellner (Lonza)

  • Konrad Hochedlinger (Harvard Stem Cell Institute)

  • Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte (Salk Institute for Biological Studies)

  • Shin Kaneko (CiRA, Kyoto University)

  • Fredrik Lanner (Karolinska Institutet)

  • Hirohide Saito (CiRA, Kyoto University)

  • Mitinori Saitou (Kyoto University)

  • Yuji Shiba (Shinshu University)

  • Austin Smith (University of Cambridge)

  • Deepak Srivastava (Gladstone Institute)

  • Glyn Stacey (UK Stem Cell Bank)

  • Kazutoshi Takahashi (Gladstone Institute)

  • Yasuhiro Takashima (CiRA, Kyoto University)

  • Junya Toguchida (CiRA, Kyoto University)

  • Takashi Tsuji (RIKEN)

  • Noriyuki Tsumaki (CiRA, Kyoto University)

  • Yasuhiro Yamada (CiRA, Kyoto University)

  • Shinya Yamanaka (CiRA, Kyoto University)



Registration Register online via:
Registration deadline Saturday 30 September
Poster abstract submission closes on Friday 15 September.
Inquiries Secretariat for the CiRA 2017 International Symposium
Email: cira2017* (replace * with @)