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I-CORE on Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease supports the 21st Jerusalem School in Life Science on Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology

I-CORE on Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease supports the 21st Jerusalem School in Life Science on Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology

I-CORE on Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease supports the 21st Jerusalem School in Life Science on Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology

I-CORE on Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease supports the 21st Jerusalem School in Life Science on Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology

The 21st Jerusalem School in Life Science took place at the Institute for Advanced Studies on July 21-25, 2013. The topic of this year’s School was “Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology.” The School was attended by >140 students and faculty from Israel and abroad. Twenty faculty were invited to present an overview of the field of stem cells and regenerative biology, as well as their own latest research. In addition, 50 participants presented their work in the form of posters. The science discussed at the school considered multiple aspects of one of the most exciting frontlines of current biology: stem cells, tissue dynamics and regeneration. Understanding the biology of stem cells and regeneration is expected to have a direct and dramatic impact on medicine in the 21st century, most importantly with the advent of “regenerative medicine” that will aim to replace missing or degenerated body parts in diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes and neurodegeneration. Highlights of the school included reports on recent breakthroughs in muscle regeneration and aging, cancer stem cells, intestinal stem cells, neuronal stem cells and their niches, pancreas and liver regeneration, embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells and their epigenetic foundations, new concepts on the nature of gene regulation, new techniques to study gene expression and tissue dynamics, and advances in bioengineering approaches to utilize stem cells. The General Director of the School was Prof. Roger Kornberg, Nobel Prize laureate, and the School was co-organized by I-CORE member Prof. Yuval Dor.

Prof. Chaim Cedar, Scientific Director of I-CORE, speaks at the 21st Jerusalem School in Life Science on Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology