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Invited Speaker

Honorary lecture
John Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital / Academia Sinica
Retrospect and Prospect of Stem Cell Research in Taiwan: My Personal Perspective
Invited Speaker
Yang Chai, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Cranial Neural Crest-Derived Stem Cells in Tissue Homeostasis, Repair and Regeneration
Chih-Chiang Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Topology Dependent Hair Plucking Leads to Non-Linear Amplification of Regenerative Response via a Distress-Gauging Cellular Circuit
Hsin-Hua Cho, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge
Differentiation Of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Into Pancreatic ProgenitorsUsing ChemicallyDefined Culture Systems.

Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Morphogenesis in Development and Regeneration

John Foley, Ph.D.
Indiana University
Defining the Stromal Niche for Stem Cells of Specialized Epidermis
David Gardiner, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Regulation of Limb Morphogenesis by Information in the ECM.
Chin Lin Guo, Ph.D.
Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, USA
Mechanical Force in Morphogenesis
Yi-Ping Hsueh, Ph.D.
Academia Sinica
Neuronal Morphogenesis and Neurological Disorders.
Michael Hughes, Ph.D.
National Cheng Kung University
Disrupted Ectodermal Organ Morphogenesis in Mice with a Conditional Histone Deacetylase 1, 2 Deletion in the Epidermis
Shih-Chieh Hung, M.D., Ph.D.
National Yang-Ming University
Hypoxic Culture of Human Bone Marrow-Derive Mesenchymal Stem Cells: from Bench to Bedside.
Shigeru Kondo, Ph.D.
Osaka University
Turing Pattern Formation Without Diffusion.
Jean-Cheng Kuo, Ph.D.
National Yang-Ming University
GEF-H1-Mediated Focal Adhesion Signaling Regulates Dexamethasone-Induced Mesenchymal Stem Cells Osteogenic Differentiation.

Ching-Ling Lien, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Zebrafish Heart as a Blueprint of Myocardial Regeneration.

Jerry Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
National Taiwan University
Topology of Feather Melanocyte Progenitor Niche Allows Complex Pigment Patterns to Emerge.
Thai-Yen Ling, Ph.D.
National Taiwan University
Andrew McMahon, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Transcriptional Control of Nephron Progenitor Programs.
Ken Muneoka, Ph.D.
Tulane University
The Dedifferentiation and Transdifferentiation of Perivascular Fibroblasts During Digit Tip Regeneration in Mice.
Malcolm Maden, Ph.D.
University of Florida

The Regeneration of Complex Structures from Axolotls to Mice: the Evolution of the Blastema and its Stem Cells
Guey-Chuen Perng, Ph.D.
National Cheng Kung University
Hematopoietic Stem / Progenitor Cells in Viral Infection.
Jonathan Slack, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Reprogramming of Liver Cells Toward a Beta Cell Phenotype Using Transcription Factors.
Irma Thesleff, DDS, Ph.D.
University of Helsinki
The Development and Renewal of Teeth
Jin-Wu Tsai, Ph.D.
National Yang-Ming University
Peering into Neural Stem Cells in the Developing Brain: A Tale of Neurogenesis, Morphogenesis, Neuronal Migration, and the Smooth Brain.
Yang-Kao Wang, Ph.D.
Taipei Medical University
Mechanical Cues in the Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Fate Decision – a Combination of Engineering and Cell Biology.
Randall Widelitz, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
The Avian Feather as a Model for Tissue Regeneration
Jen-Leih Wu, Ph.D.
Academia Sinica
Dedifferentiation of Hepatocyte is Required for Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Formation in Zebrafish.
Yi-Chun Wu, Ph.D.
National Taiwan University

Temporal and spatial regulation of cell migration in C. elegans
Liang-Tung Yang, Ph.D.
National Health Research Institutes
Differential Response of Epithelial Stem Cell Populations in Hair Follicles to TGF-β Signaling.
Betty Lin-Ju Yen, M.D.
National Health Research Institutes
Mechanistic Insights into the Immunomodulatory Properties of Fetal-Stage Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

Arranged alphabetically by last name.