UCSF to Host Nobel Panel on Stem Cell Science

UCSF invites the public to attend "Stem Cell Research: Implications for the Future," a discussion among leading stem cell scientists and Nobel laureates. The event be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in Genentech Hall at UCSF's Mission Bay campus. Reservations are required. The UCSF event, presented in partnership with the Consulates of Sweden and Norway, is being arranged in conjunction with "The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity," a 5,000-square-foot exhibition at the Exploratorium that reveals a blueprint of sorts for the Nobel Prize, and an historic overview. The exhibition runs through Sunday, Oct. 2. The evening discussion will feature distinguished stem cell researchers from UCSF, two of UCSF's Nobel laureates and visiting Nobel laureate Arvid Carlsson of Sweden. The panel will be moderated by David Kessler, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at UCSF. The event is free and open to the public. Due to overwhelming response to the program, seating is full in Genentech Hall's auditorium. To register to view a hosted telecast of the program at either Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus or Mahley Auditorium in the Gladstone Institutes building at Mission Bay, go here. For more information, please call UCSF Public Affairs at 415/476-2557. The panelists are: Mike Bishop, MD, chancellor of UCSF, University Professor and Nobel laureate Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD, director of the Diabetes Center at UCSF and professor of medicine Arvid Carlsson, MD, professor emeritus of pharmacology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Nobel laureate Elena Gates, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF Arnold Kriegstein, PhD, MD, director of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program and professor of neurology at UCSF Stanley Prusiner, MD, professor of neurology at UCSF and Nobel laureate Renee Reijo Pera, PhD, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF.