São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Stem Cell Biology

In the early 2000s, there was great expectation that stem cells could be the solution for treating incurable diseases and restoring tissues and organs lost accidentally or through degeneration. This view has changed over time, and we now have a better understanding of their potential and limitations.

In Brazil, several research groups that study different aspects of stem cells, from biology to potential therapeutic use, are organized into networks of research laboratories, such as FAPESP CEPIDs and CNPq INCTs. These networks promote the national and international interactions and collaborations necessary to advance basic stem cell research and application.

With the FAPESP / May Rubião SPSAS on Stem Cell Biology, we intend to make a qualitative leap in bringing together national and international scientists to promote stem cell research among graduate students and young researchers. The goal of this program is to encourage more interest in and research on stem cells so that Brazilian scientists can continue to play a significant global role in advancing the science and closing the gap between fundamental and applied research focused on stem cell therapy and tissue bioengineering.

The partnership that we established with the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) to carry out the SPSAS on Stem Cell Biology and the course-ending international symposium shows that Brazil has great potential for development in the field.

  • Institution

    Escola Paulista de Medicina / Unifesp

  • Field of Knowledge

    Microbiology

  • Academic Director

    Marimelia Aparecida Porcionatto

  • Grant Number

    2022/04815-8

  • Date

    2023-09-16 to 2023-09-24

  • Registration Deadline

    2022-11-20 to 2023-02-28

  • Site

    https://www.sbbc.org.br/spsas-stemcellbiology/

  • City

    Ribeirão Preto

  • Keywords

    stem cells, stem cell therapy, tissue bioengineering, applied research

  • Program Hide

    Further info on the Program can be found at
    https://www.sbbc.org.br/spsas-stemcellbiology/program/

    SPEAKERS
    Chao Yun Irene Yan, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Edroaldo Lummertz-da-Rocha, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Eftychia Apostolou, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
    Esteban Mazzoni, New York University, USA
    Eugenia Piddini, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    José Eduardo Krieger, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Lygia V. Pereira, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Maria de Jesus Medina-Arellano, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas - UNAM, Mexico
    Marilene H. Lopes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
    Marimelia Porcionatto, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Marius Wernig, Stanford University, USA
    Sina Bartfeld, TU Berlin, Germany
    Stevens Rehen, UFRJ, Brazil

    FACULTY MEMBERS
    Eftychia Apostolou, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
    Sina Bartfeld, TU Berlin, Germany
    José Eduardo Krieger, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Marilene H. Lopes, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Edroaldo Lummertz-da-Rocha, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Esteban Mazzoni, New York University, USA
    Maria de Jesus Medina-Arellano, Institute of Legal Research - UNAM, Mexico
    Alysson Muotri, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Lygia V. Pereira, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Eugenia Piddini, University of Bristol, UK
    Marimelia Porcionatto, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Stevens Rehen, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Marius Wernig, Stanford University, USA
    Irene Yan, University of São Paulo, Brazil