04 Jun World Stem Cell Summit to kickoff with Lab on the Lake festival
Madison, Wis. – Gov. Jim Doyle has announced that the World Stem Cell Summit will begin with “Lab on the Lake,” a free one-day public forum and festival September 21.
Madison will host the annual summit Sept. 21-23, with most events taking place at the Alliant Energy Center. The event, which is expected to draw researchers and investors worldwide, will be held on the 10th anniversary of the stem cell research breakthrough announced by Dr. Jamie Thomson and other University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers that successfully isolated and cultured an embryonic stem cell line.
The daylong “Lab on the Lake” event will feature real lab experiences with the methods scientists use to grow and study stem cells. It also will include an expert panel of UW-Madison stem cell scientists like Thomson, Timothy Kamp, Clive Svendsen, and Linda Hogle, stem cell talks by scientists Gabriela Cezar and Rupa Shevde, and music on the UW-Madison’s Memorial Union Terrace.
The World Stem Cell Summit will be organized by the Genetics Policy Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, and the WiCell Research Institute.
• Madison to host World Stem Cell Summit