30 Nov Stem cell pioneer Thomson to speak at January WIN-Madison luncheon
Madison, Wis. – Dr. James Thomson, the University of Wisconsin-Madison developmental biologist whose team of researchers successfully “reprogrammed” human skin cells to perform as embryonic stem cells, will speak at the Jan. 22 luncheon meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison.
The topic of Thomson’s talk is “Stem cell research: The next chapter.” A team led by Thomson has discovered a way to coax skin cells back into their earliest stage. The breakthroughs are internationally significant because they may sidestep the need to create stem cells by destroying donated human embryos from in vitro fertilization clinics.
The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for WIN members, $35 for non-members and is included with WIN corporate memberships.
WIN is the membership subsidiary of the Wisconsin Technology Council. To register for the luncheon, call 608-442-7557.
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