Scientific Program

Scientific Program of the 2nd International Congress on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Mashhad, Iran 19-21 April 2017 Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Scientific Chairs: Prof. Maryam M. Matin
Dr. Ensiyeh Hajizadeh
MashhadStemCells-2017 First Day
Wednesday, April 19
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
Presidential Symposia & Opening
8:00 AM -10:30 AM Welcome address Main hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
Plenary I: Advances in Stem Cell Therapies
Session Chairs: Massimo Dominici, Seyed Ali Azin, Ahmad Vosough, Reza Farid Hosseini.
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Ahmad Reza Bahrami (Ph.D.) Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran Cellular Pluripotency and Innate Immunity Main hall
11:20 AM - 11:50 PM Massimo Dominici (M.D.) University Hospital of Modena & Riggio Emilia, Modena, Italy Modified Stem Cells for Improved Cellular Therapies Main hall
11:50 PM - 12:20 PM Karim Nayernia (Ph.D.) University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany Personalized Medicine in Stem Cell Science Main hall
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Reza Ahmadian (Ph.D.) Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany RAS GTPase Signaling in Human Diseases Main hall
12:50 PM - 2:00 PM Prayer and lunch Break
Plenary II: Cellular Reprogramming
Session Chairs: Ralf Jauch, Seyed Javad Mowla, Seyedeh Nafiseh Hassani, Maryam M. Matin.
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Seyedeh Nafiseh Hassani (Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Induction of Human Naïve Pluripotency by a Novel Chemical Approach Main hall
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Ralf Jauch (Ph.D.) Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Science, Guangzhou, China Programming Stem Cells with Artificially Evolved SOX and OCT Transcription Factors Main hall
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM Seyed Javad Mowla (Ph.D.) Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran Differentially Spliced Variants of OCT4: New Roles Behind Pluripotency Main hall
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM Ehsan Arefian (Ph.D.) University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Running the Differentiation Program by Transcription Factor Inhibition in Stem Cells Main hall
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM Mehdi Totonchi (Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran A Temporal Transcriptome Analysis from ICM to Mouse ES Cells Main hall
3:50 PM - 4:10 PM Ali Sharifi-Zarchi (Ph.D.) Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Cell Fate Main hall
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM Refreshment Break, Exhibition & Poster Presentation
Concurrent I (Main Hall): Stem Cells and Cancer
Session Chairs: Soroush Ahmadi, Kamran Ghaffarzadegan, Ariane Sadr-Nabavi.
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM Mahdi Habibi-Anbouhi (Ph.D.) Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran Targeting of Cancer Stem Cell Biomarkers by Monoclonal Antibodies Main hall
4:50 PM - 5:15 PM Engin Ulukaya (M.D., Ph.D.) Medical School of Istinye University, Istanbul, Turkey Deadly Actors in Cancer: Cancer Stem Cells Main hall
5:15 PM - 5:35 PM Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan (Ph.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Cancer Stem Cell and Targeted Molecular Therapy Main hall
5:35 PM - 5:55 PM Farzad S. Forootan (Ph.D.) Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK Fatty acid Activated PPARγ Promotes Tumorigenicity of Prostate Cancer Stem Cells by up Regulating VEGF via PPAR Responsive Elements of the Promoter Main hall
5:55 PM - 6:15 PM Marzieh Ebrahimi (Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Wnt5A Promote Ovarian Cancer Progression through Modulation of Integrin Expression Main hall
6:15 PM - 6:25 PM Meraj Tabatabaei Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Vaccination with Human Amniotic Epithelial Stem Cells Confers Effective Protection in a Murine Model of Colon Adenocarcinoma Main hall
Concurrent I (Hall 1): Significance of Stem Cell Therapy in Bone Regeneration
Session Chairs: Ali Moradi, Ali Moradi.
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM Ali Moradi (Ph.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran To What Extent We Can Rely on Stem Cell Therapy? (Stemness and Potency Concerns) Hall 1
4:50 PM - 5:10 PM Mohammad Mousaei Ghasroldasht (Ph.D.) Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran Application of Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Enhance Non-union Bone Fracture Healing Hall 1
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM Ali Moradi (M.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran In Which Fields the Tissue Engineers Can Help the Hand Surgeons? Hall 1
5:30 PM - 5:50 PM Masoud Mozafari Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Oxygen Generating 3D-Printed Scaffolds for Accelerated Bone Healing under Hypoxic Conditions Hall 1
5:50 PM - 6:10 PM Ehsan Seyedjafari (Ph.D.) Tehran University, Tehran, Iran Bioceramic-coated Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering: in vitro and in vivo Studies Hall 1
6:10 PM - 6:25 PM TBA Hall 1
Second Day
Thursday, April 20
Plenary III: Immune Modulatory Treatment
Session Chairs: Behnam Sadeghi, Angela Min Hwei Ng, Mahmoud Mahmoudi.
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Jalil Tavakkol Afshari (Ph.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Immunoregulatory Function of Mesenchymal Stem Cell By T Lymphocytes with Regulatory Function and Th1/Th17 Cells Main hall
8:20 AM - 8:50 AM Angela Min Hwei Ng (Ph.D.) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Multifaceted Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Main hall
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM Behnam Sadeghi (Ph.D.) Karolinsca Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Decidua Stromal Cells (DSCs), Effective and Safe Immunomodulatory Cells in Experimental and Clinical Settings Main hall
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Mahmoud Mahmoudi (M.D., Ph.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Stem Cells: Applications in Autoimmune Disease Main hall
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM TBA Main hall
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Refreshment Break, Exhibition & Poster Presentation
Concurrent II (Main Hall): New Tools and Advances in Stem Cell Research and Tissue Engineering
Session Chairs: Masoud Soleimani, Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani, Peyman Keyhanvar.
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Masoud Soleimani (Ph.D.) Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran Application of Microfluidic Systems in Tissue Engineering Main hall
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani (Ph.D.) University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Next-generation Microfluidic Cell Sorters for Stem Cell Research Main hall
11:10 AM - 11:30 PM Peyman Keyhanvar (M.D., Ph.D.) Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran Application of Converging Knowledge and Technology in Regenerative Medicine Main hall
11:30 AM - 11:50 PM Alireza Shoae-Hassani (Ph.D.) Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran Nanofibrous Silk-collagen Copolymer Scaffold for Efficient Reconstruction of Urinary Bladder Wall Main hall
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Seyed Ali Mousavi Shaegh (Ph.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Continual Monitoring of Organoid Behavior Using a Multi-sensor-integrated Organs-on-chip Device Main hall
12:10 PM - 02:00 PM Prayer and lunch Break
Concurrent II (Hall 1): Stem Cell Applications in Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing
Session Chairs: Gholamreza Esmaeeli Djavid, Mehdi Tabaei, Masood Maleki, Jebraeel Movafagh.
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Mehdi Tabaei (M.D.) ACECR, Tehran, Iran Role of Stem Cells in Wound Repair Hall 1
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin (Ph.D.) ACECR, Khorasan Razavi, Mashhad, Iran Production of Appropriate Skin Substitutes for Clinical Applications Hall 1
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Siamak Bashardoust Tajali (Ph.D.) Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Effects of Electrical Stimulation in Wound Regeneration Process Hall 1
11:20 AM - 11:40 PM Khatereh Khorsandi (Ph.D.) ACECR, Tehran, Iran Molecular Mechanism of Photodynamic Therapy in Skin Rejuvenation Hall 1
11:40 PM - 11:50 PM Samira Kazemzadeh Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran Chronic Exposure of Human Endothelial Progenitor Cells to Diabetic Condition Abolished the Regulated Kinetics Activity of Exosomes Hall 1
11:50 PM - 12:10 PM TBA Hall 1
12:10 PM - 02:00 PM Prayer and lunch Break
Concurrent III (Main Hall): Cell Therapy: Challenges and Opportunities
Session Chairs: Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati, Zhaleh Shariati-Sarabi, Ahmad Shah Farhat, Hamid Reza Rahimi.
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Ali Akbar Pourfathollah (Ph.D.) Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization, Tehran, Iran Strategies and National Policy Making on Cord Blood Banks and Stem Cell Donor Registries Main Hall
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Zhaleh Shariati-Sarabi (M.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Allogenic AD-MSC Transplantation for Treatment of Refractory Lupus Nephritis: A Preliminary Safety Study Main Hall
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati (M.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Limbal Stem Cells Main Hall
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Ensieh Hajizadeh (M.D., Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Cell Therapy Approaches for Treatment of Type I Diabetes Main Hall
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Somaieh Kazemnejad (Ph.D.) Avisenna Research Institute, Tehran, Iran Stem Cell Therapy using Menstrual Blood Stem Cells in Different Animal Models of Osteochondral Defects, Full-thickness Skin Defect or Acute Liver Failure Main Hall
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Reza Moghadasali (Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Decellularized Kidney Scaffold-mediated Renal Bioengineering in a Rhesus Macaque mulatta Monkey Model Main Hall
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Hengameh Bakhtiar (D.D.S.) Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran Regenerative Endodontics Main Hall
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM Refreshment Break, Exhibition & Poster Presentation
Concurrent III (Hall 1): Progress and Prospects for Cardiac Regeneration
Session Chairs: Reza Bagheri, Hossein Ghanbari, Pezhman Hafez, Farveh Vakilian.
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Shima Minaee (M.D.) Razavi Hospital, Mashhad, Iran Challenges in Identifying the Best Source of Stem Cells for Cardiac Regeneration Therapy Hall 1
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Aftab Ahmad (Ph.D.) University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Recent Approaches in Cellular Programming, Re-programming and Tissue Engineering Hall 1
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM Pezhman Hafez (M.D.) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Advantages of Using Induced MSCs in the Rescue of Ischemic Cardiomyocytes via Mitochondrial Transfer Hall 1
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Hossein Ghanbari (Ph.D.) Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Advances in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine: The Role of Nanotechnology Hall 1
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Farveh Vakilian (M.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran Stem Cell in CHF (When is it more effective?) Hall 1
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Majid Ghayour Mobarhan (M.D., Ph.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor Type 1 Expressing Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (AD-MSC FGF-1) on Transient Experimental Ischemic Stroke in Rats Hall 1
4:20 PM – 4:40 PM Refreshment Break, Exhibition & Poster Presentation
Concurrent IV (Main Hall): Manipulation of Stem Cells
Session Chairs: Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani, Reza Ahmadian, Raulf Jauch.
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM Kiarash Aramesh (M.D., Ph.D.) Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA, USA Ethical Aspects of International Research Collaborations Main hall
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM Fardin Fathi (Ph.D.) Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran Production of Knockout Mice with FAM83H Gene Modifications by CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated Genome Engineering Main hall
5:20 PM - 5:40 PM Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani (Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Isfahan, Iran Pioglitazone Application to Mask Suppressed Rate of Neural Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells with a Defect in Peroxisome Biogenesis Main hall
5:40 PM - 6:00 PM Kamran Ghaedi (Ph.D.) University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran Recent Progress on Unravelling of the Molecular Mechanism for FNDC5 for Neural and Cardiac Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells Main hall
6:00 PM - 6:20 PM Behrouz Aflatoonian (Ph.D.) Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran Human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESCs) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Main hall
6:20 PM - 6:45 PM Concept Map Prize and Presentation Main hall
Concurrent IV (Hall 1): Significance of Stem Cell Therapy in Neurological Diseases
Session Chairs: Ali Ghasemi, Erdal Karaoz, Mohsen Foroghipour, Payam Sasannejad, Ali Moghimi.
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM Ali Ghasemi (M.D.) Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Safety and Therapeutic Effects of Intrathecal Administration of Allogeneic Human Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells in Children with Cerebral Palsy Hall 1
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Erdal Karaoz (Ph.D.) Istinye University, Istanbul, Turkey Stem Cell Applications on Neuro-Muscular Degenerative Disorders: Bench to Beside Hall 1
5:30 PM - 5:50 PM Leila Arab (M.D., Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Stem Cell Therapy in Neurological Disorders in Iran: Step Toward the Future Hall 1
5:50 PM - 6:10 PM Koorosh Shahpasand Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran A Major Early Driver of Tauopathy and Neurodegeneration that is Blocked by Antibody Hall 1
6:10 PM - 6:30 PM Leila Satarian (Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Neuroprotective Effects of Intravenous Injection of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Mice Optic Nerve Crush Hall 1
6:30 PM - 6:40 PM Akram Mokhtarzadeh Khanghahi Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Conversion of Astrocytes into Oligodendrocyte-like Cells with a Single Transcription Factor, a Strategy to Enhance Myelin Repair Hall 1
Third Day
Friday, April 21
Plenary IV (Main Hall): Toward Commercialization of Regenerative MedicineProducts
Session Chairs: Massimo Dominici, Reza Omani Samani, Behnoush Zare, Ehsan Shamsi Gooshki, Ensieh Hajizadeh.
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Nasser Aghdami (M.D., Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Challenges ahead of Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine Products Main hall
8:20 AM – 8:40 AM Hamid Reza Aghayan (Ph.D.) Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Basic Principals of GMP-compliant Stem Cell Manufacturing Main hall
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Babak Arjmand (M.D., Ph.D.) Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran How to Translate Basic Knowledge of Regenerative Medicine to the Global Health Main hall
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Reza Omani Samani (M.D., Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Ethical Issues in Regenerative Medicine Main hall
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM Behnoush Zare (Ph.D.) Iran Food and Drug Administration, Tehran, Iran Regulatory Challenges for the Cell-based Products Manufacturing Main hall
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM Ehsan Shamsi Gooshki (M.D., Ph.D.) Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran The Ethics of Stem Cell Research: The Contemporary Debates in Iran Main hall
10:00 AM – 10:20AM Hossein Baharvand (Ph.D.) Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine: Current Status and Future Prospects Main hall
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Refreshment Break, Exhibition & Poster Presentation
10:40 AM - 12:15 PM A Panel Discussion on: Multidisciplinary Talks on Stem Cells” Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani, Dominici, Karaoz, Ahmad, Aghdami, Bahrami, Majidzadeh, Mahmoudi, Mohammadi, Naderi-Meshkin. Main Hall
12:15 PM - 13:30 PM Closing and Awards Ceremony Main Hall

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