2024 Stanford-Taiwan Symposium on
iPSC and Regenerative Medicine: Bridging Basic Biology and Precision Medicine


iPS幹細胞與再生醫學國際研討會: 從基礎研究到精準醫學

March 11 th, 2024 (Monday) | B1C Hall, IBMS, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan



Program Agenda



Welcome & Opening


Dr. Yijuang Chern (陳儀莊副主委), NSTC Deputy Minister & AS-IBMS
Dr. Huey-Kang Sytwu (司徒惠康院長), NHRI President (Stanford alumnus)
Mr. Eric Chen (陳建志董事長), KMU Chair of Trustees (Stanford alumnus)

Group Photo

Keynote forum
Chairs: Dr. Ming-Shiang Wu (吳明賢院長, NTUH); Dr. Tai-Horng Yang (楊台鴻處長, NSTC & NTU-BME)


Dr. Joseph Wu (吳慶明院士), Stanford-Cardiovascular Institute
Stem Cells & Genomics: From Precision Medicine to Clinical Trial in Dish


Dr. Yijuang Chern (陳儀莊副主委), NSTC & AS-IBMS
Microglial Galectin-3 and Neuroinflammation–with A Specific Focus on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Networking & Coffee Break 10:20-10:40

Session 1: Basic and translational biology
Chairs: Dr. Bon-Chu Chung (鍾邦柱院士, AS-IMB); Dr. Hong-Nerng Ho (何弘能教授, TMU)


Keynote Speech
Dr. Michael Snyder, Stanford-Genetics
AI/ML/genomics to improve human health


Dr. Chen-Hui Chen (陳振輝教授), AS-ICOB
How to regenerate just the right amount of tissue: Know-how from the zebrafish tailfin model


Dr. Sean Wu, Stanford-Cardiovascular Institute
Single cell multi-omic approaches to understanding heart development and disease (virtual)


Dr. James Zou, Stanford-Biomedical Data Science
AI and regenerative medicine (virtual)

Lunch 12:10-13:30 (Tour NSTC/AS-IBMS iPSC core, meeting at B1C entrance at 12:30)

Session 2: iPSC translation—Organoids, AI and drug development
Chairs: Dr. John Yu (游正博教授, CGU/CGMC); Dr. Ruey-Bing Yang (楊瑞彬教授, AS-IBMS)


Dr. Mark Mercola, Stanford-Medicine
iPSC modeling of heart disease for drug discovery


Dr. Ying-Chih Chang (張瑛芝教授), AS-GRC (Stanford alumnus)
Harnessing Biomimetic Materials to Induce Stemness in Rare Cells for Rapid and Reproducible Organoid Formation


Dr. Sung-Jan Lin (林頌然教授), NTU-BME
Communication between internal stem cell niche and the external environment: insight from hair follicles


Dr. Jun-An Chen (陳俊安教授), AS-IMB
Conducting the Neuronal Molecular Symphony: Unveiling the Interplay of NcRNA, Epigenetics, and Epitranscriptomics

Networking and Refreshment 14:50-15:20

Session 3: Stem Cell Therapy-From animal model to clinical trial
Chairs: Dr. Deng-Chyang Wu (吳登強副校長, KMU); Dr. Shiaw-Min Hwang (黃效民博士, U-Neuron)


Dr. Phillip Yang, Stanford-Medicine
Translation of Novel Biologics for Myocardial Restoration


Dr. Shih-Hwa Chiou (邱士華教授), NYCU/TVGH and AS-GRC
From Bench to Bedside - Application of iPSC-based Technology on Retinal Diseases


Dr. Nazish Sayed, Stanford-Surgery

The endothelium: a therapeutic target in cardiomyopathy?


Dr. Patrick Hsieh (謝清河教授), AS-IBMS

Taiwan iPSC Bank for precision medicine and cell therapy

Closing Ceremony


Dr. Joseph Wu (吳慶明院士), Stanford-CVI
Dr. Deng-Chyang Wu (吳登強副校長, KMU)

Dr. Patrick Hsieh (謝清河教授), AS-IBMS

Public Transportation

Bus(get off at Academia Sinica Stop) 公車路線(中研院站下車):

205、 212、 212(Express直)、 212(Shuttle區)、 270、 276、 306、 620、 645、 S小12、 BL藍25、 679、 S小5、 S小1、 CB通勤7

Train 火車:

    Go to Nangang Station and transfer Bus(get off at Academia Sinica Stop) 至南港站換乘公車路線(中研院站): 306、 205、 276、 S小12、 212、 679、 S小5

MRT 捷運:
  • Go to Nangang Station and exit from Exit No.2, turn left and transfer buses 212 (Express/Shuttle), 270 or BL25 then get off at Academia Sinica Stop.

    至南港站2號出口左轉換乘公車路線(中研院站): 212(直)、 212(區)、 270、 藍25

  • Go to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station and exit from Exit No.5, cross the street for bus 212, 276, 306, 620, 645, 679, 205, S5, S1, S12 then get off at Academia Sinica Stop.

    至南港展覽館站5號出口對面換乘公車路線(中研院站): 212、 276、 306、 620、 645、 679、 205、 小5、 小1、 小12

  • Bannan (Blue) Line:Go to Taipei Main Station and transfer to Nangang Station or Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station


  • Tamsui-Xinyi (Red) Line:Go to Taipei Main Station and transfer Bannan (Blue) Line to Nangang Station or Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station


  • Wenhu (Brown) Line:Go to Zhongxiao Fuxing Station and transfer Bannan (Blue) Line to Nangang Station or Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station


  • Zhonghe-Xinlu (Yellow) Line: Go to Zhongxiao Xinsheng and transfer Bannan (Blue) Line to Nangang Station or Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station


Vehicle entrance and exit management 院區車輛通行管理

According to the regulation, employees could apply the vehicle parking certificate. It requires visitors to entrust an ID card in exchange for entrance, and visitors could only park in the B2 temporary parking lot at Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Free for parking less than 30 minutes. Parking fee is NTD20 per hour. No motorcycles in Academia Sinica. Contact:s 02-2789-9432

本院員工可依規定申請通行證。 院外人士於大門換證進入,限停人文館B2臨停車位,30分鐘內免予收費,之後每小時收費新臺幣20元。 機車禁止進入。 聯絡電話:(02)2789-9432


  • Taiwan Science and Technology Hub @ Stanford (Taiwan S&T Hub)
  • 史丹佛大學 (Stanford University)
  • 高雄醫學大學 (KMU)
  • 國科會人類疾病誘導型多潛能幹細胞服務聯盟 (NSTC-iPSC Consortium)
  • 國科會-HLA超級捐贈者iPS幹細胞於精準再生醫學之應用計畫
  • 中央研究院生物醫學科學研究所 (AS-IBMS)
  • 財團法人成大研究發展基金會
  • 中華民國國家科學及技術委員會 (國科會)
Contact Information
For any questions or more information, please contact:
iPSC Core
TEL: +886-2-2652-3072
Address: Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica
128, Sec.2, Academia Rd., Nankang District, Taipei 11529, Taiwan