BSC Specialty Update Symposium

Development, aging and regeneration

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017  |09.00 – 12.50
BSC Specialty Update Symposium

09.00 – 11.00 BSC Session

CHAIRS:  Henri Leuvenink, Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Organogenesis and development of organs C18
    Stephen A.Duncan, Charleston, United States
  • Ageing donor organs and recipients’ immune systems
    Michiel Betjes, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Generation of kidney tissue from iPS
    Minoru Takasato, Kobe, Japan


11.10 – 12.50 Joint BSC and VCA Session

CHAIRS : Henri Leuvenink, Groningen, The Netherlands
               Gerald Brandacher, Baltimore, United States

  • VCA and regenerative medicine: a perfect couple?
    Gerald Brandacher, Baltimore, United States
  • Creating stem cell niches in vitro
    Matthias Lüttolf, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Engineering functional tissues: The Holy Grail or an attainable goal?
    Tahera Ansari, Harrow, United Kingdom
  • Pediatric reconstructive transplantation
    Lawrence Levin, Philadelphia, United States




To give in depth insight in biological processes related to ageing. To provide general insight in organ development and regeneration. To implement general knowledge of ageing and regeneration in the transplantation field.

Target audience:
Basic Scientists, Transplant immunologists, Regenerative Medicine researchers, Transplant physicians.



BSC in pills:
The Basic Science Committee promotes Basic science in transplantation in Europe


  • Translation of innovation into clinical activity;
  • Communication between basic scientists and clinicians;
  • Collaboration between laboratories in Europe.