Vienna, 13.3. - 15.3.2024

SY-Stem 2024

SY-Stem - a symposium focusing on the next generation of stem cell researchers – is an annual meeting, located in the beautiful city of Vienna. It is organized jointly by the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA).

In this two-and-a-half-day event, recognized keynote speakers, as well as aspiring young group leaders will discuss the latest advances in stem cell biology in an informal and collaborative setting. Our goal is to strengthen a cooperative and dynamic spirit in this research area.

The 2024 sessions include the following topics:

  • Early embryogenesis
  • Neural lineage specification
  • Brain development
  • Brain disease and regeneration
  • Novel technologies

Scientific organizers

  • Elly Tanaka (IMP) - Juergen Knoblich (IMBA)
  • Christa Buecker (Max Perutz Labs) -  Sofia Grade (IMBA) - Joanna Jachowicz (IMBA) - Bon-Kyoung Koo (IBS Center for Genome Engineering)
  • PhD student organizers: Daria Filipczak (Foisner Lab at Max Perutz Labs) & Theresa Sommer (Rivron lab at IMBA)

Keynote lectures

  • Magdalena Götz, Helmholtz Munich
  • Hiro Nakauchi, Stanford Medicine

Session Speakers

  • Daniel Del Toro, University of Barcelona
  • Claudia Gerri, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Mina Gouti, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Joanna Jachowicz, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
  • Johan Jakobsson, Lund University
  • Shawn Je, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Marisa Karow, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • Eyal Karzbrun, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Vicki Metzis, Imperial College London
  • Kirstin Meyer, University of California San Francisco
  • In-Hyun Park, Yale Stem Cell Center
  • Minhee Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Berna Sozen, Yale School of Medicine
  • Xavier Trepat, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia
  • Fides Zenk, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Peter Zeller, Hubrecht Institute
  • Jan Żylicz, University of Copenhagen
13.3. - 15.3.2024

The Symposium will take place at the IMP and IMBA institutes on the Campus of the Vienna BioCenter. On arrival please come to the IMP building
Campus-Vienna-Biocenter 1
1030 Vienna

SY-STEM conference website