Workshop A

Examining the Oxygenation of Beta Cells

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Attend this workshop to learn:

• The importance of oxygen for beta cell function

• The oxygen supply and capacity for revascularization oftransplanted beta cells in different implantation sites

• Oxygenation for encapsulated beta cells

• Experimental techniques to measure islet vascularization,
blood flow and oxygen tension

Per-Ola Carlsson

Per-Ola Carlsson
Professor of Medical Cell Biology
Uppsala University

Per-Ola Carlsson is a professor of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University, Sweden.He also serves as a senior consultant in endocrinology and diabetology at Uppsala University Hospital. His research focus has during the years been on islet physiology, islet vascular biology and vascular engraftment of transplanted pancreatic islets. The work includes basic science work on the microcirculation and oxygenation of pancreatic islets in correlation to islet function and metabolism, as well as the paracrine role of islet endothelial cells for beta cell function

Workshop B

Outlining the Promise of Stem Cell-Derived Insulin Producing Human Beta Cells

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Attend this workshop to learn:

• Learn about the underlying biology of differentiating and maturating stem cell-derived beta cells

• Functional assessment of stem cell-derived beta cells

• Identify current gaps in knowledge and technologies for manufacturing of stem cell-derived beta cells

Robert J. Boston photograph

Jeff Millman bio engineer
 stem cells
beta cell images on screen

Jeffrey Millman
Assistant Professor – Medicine & Biomedical
Washington University St Louis

Dr. Jeffrey Millman is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011.

Maike Sander

Maike Sander
Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center
UC San Diego

Maike Sander is the Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center and Co- Director of the Center on Diabetes in the Institute of Engineering in Medicine at UC San Diego. The major focus of her research is to understand the molecular mechanisms that control the formation and proper function of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells.