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Abcam 2016 Germline Stem Cells Conference

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 5:50:26 AM


Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States 

Germline stem cells represent a uniquely critical type of stem cell that is essential for fertility and propagation of the species. The topic of germline stem cells has become an active area of study both in mammalian systems and in non-mammalian model systems including flies, worms and fish. Areas of current investigation include the origin and specification of germline stem cells during development, programming of the epigenome in germline stem cells to facilitate subsequent gametogenesis and post-fertilization embryonic development, mechanisms regulating the balance between self renewal and differentiation among progeny of germline stem cells, and the suseceptibility of germline cells to environmentally induced disruptions that can affect fertility and/or disease states in subsequent generations.

Meeting objectives

This meeting will bring together leading scientists working in the fields of stem cell research, germ cell development, gametogenesis, and environment-epigenome interactions to discuss their most recent findings.

As well as focusing on the topics at the intersections of these fields, discussions will expand to include germline development, reproduction, and epigenetic programming.


•Germ cell origins
•Programming the germline genome
•Specification of germline stem cells Germline stem cell homeostasis

For more information, please visit:

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Millberry Union Event & Meeting Center – UCSF Parnassus campus
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.



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