NIH News Advisory
National Institute of
General Medical Sciences

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Note to Editors

Ann Dieffenbach
(301) 496-7301

NIGMS Hosts "Basic Biology of Mammalian Stem Cells" Workshop

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is hosting a workshop, "The Basic Biology of Mammalian Stem Cells," to be held June 9-10, 2002, at the Bethesda Pooks Hill Marriott Hotel. The purpose of the workshop is to promote interactions and discussions between researchers studying embryonic and adult mammalian stem cells and basic researchers working in other areas such as chromatin, gene expression, cell cycle, cell signaling, and development. In hosting the workshop, NIGMS hopes to learn how best to stimulate research that will advance knowledge of the basic biology of mammalian stem cells. Keynote speakers Dr. James Thomson of the Wisconsin Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Dr. Marc Kirschner of Harvard University will kick off the workshop at 7:45 p.m., Sunday June 9, 2002. The meeting will continue Monday, June 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. To see the meeting agenda and full list of speakers, please visit