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Stem Cell Press Conference

International Conference "Stem Cells in Development and Disease" Press Conference, September 12, 2011, 11:30 a.m.

Dear Sir or Madam, Dear Colleague,

Due to events taking place on the same dates, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has asked us to take over the press work for the above mentioned stem cell conference which will be held with leading international experts.

As announced, we hereby invite you to: Press conference on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at the MDC, Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13122 Berlin-Buch, Germany Room " Dendriten II/III" (MDC.C, 3rd floor, signposted)

The panel participants will be: Prof. Walter Birchmeier (MDC) Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch (Cambridge/USA) Prof. Hans Schöler (MPI Münster)

If you would like to attend the stem cell conference in addition to the press conference, please let us (MWM-Agency) know by September 5, 2011.

Stem cells, which can be derived from embryonic cells, but also from adult human cells, have the remarkable potential to either perpetuate themselves through self-renewal or differentiate towards specialized cell lineages. This dual capacity holds enormous potential for medical research and therapy. "Therefore, nowadays we think of stem cells as the magic cure for the future, though we are just beginning to attain a comprehensive understanding of stem cell biology," the organizers of the conference stated. In the continuing discourse, however, stem cell research remains a controversial issue. The stem cell conference will focus on how lessons from developmental biology may guide toward biomedical applications of stem cells. In line with this, recent advances in the basic understanding of stem cell biology in different model systems and their relevance to mammalian systems and human diseases will be presented.

We cordially invite you to the press conference. Please send your registration to the agency MWM-Vermittlung by September 5, 2011 (see reply form).

Yours sincerely,

Press Contact (for this conference) MWM-Vermittlung Agency Kirchweg 3 B, 14129 Berlin, Germany Phone: +49+30/803 96-86; Fax: -87 e-mail: mwm@mwm-vermittlung.de <www.mwm-vermittlung.de/MDC2011e.html> <www.mdc-berlin.de/>

idw :: 16.08.2011