CAN2021 Satellite symposium 2: Neural stem cells during development and disease


Armen Saghatelyan, Freda Miller, David Kaplan


August 22, 2021

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Short description:

Building on the success of two previous satellite meetings on Neural Stem Cells (NSCs), the objective of this virtual satellite meeting is to strengthen further the Canadian stem cell community by connecting researchers, exchanging the ideas and establishing new collaborative projects. The speakers representing multiple institutions across Canada and all career stages will discuss recent advances in the field of stem cell biology. The satellite will cover topics spanning from the molecular mechanisms underlying NSCs maintenance and lineage specification (session 1) to the function of new neurons in animal behavior (session 2). The role of NSCs in different pathological conditions will be also addressed (session 2).

Full program

20min talks + 5 min questions 

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Session 1: Neural stem cells in development and adulthood 

  • 11h05 Derek van der Kooy (U. Toronto)
  • 11h30 Mireille Khacho (U. Ottawa)
  • 11h55 Carol Schuurmans (Sunnybrook)

12h20 Break

Session 2: Stem cells in behavior and brain diseases 

  • 13h30 Pierre Mattar (U. Ottawa)
  • 13h55 Leigh Anne Swayne (U. Vic)
  • 14h20 Paul Frankland (SickKids)

14h45 Closing remarks