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25. - 27. March 2020, Vienna (Austria)

Important update: Symposium cancelled

Over the last week, the symposium organizers were monitoring the current situation of COVID-19 in Europe very closely and after much deliberation with the IMBA and IMP safety board we now regrettably came to the decision to cancel the 2020 SY-Stem Symposium without a replacement date for 2020.

We were very much looking forward to exciting talks and discussions and we are sincerely sorry for any inconveniences caused by this decision and would be grateful for your understanding.

We hope to see you all in 2021!

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SY-Stem - a symposium focusing on the next generation of stem cell researchers – is an annual meeting, located in the beautiful city of Vienna. It is organized jointly by the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA).

In this two-and-a-half-day event, recognized keynote speakers, as well as aspiring young group leaders will discuss the latest advances in stem cell biology in an informal and collaborative setting. Our goal is to strengthen a cooperative and dynamic spirit in this research area.

The 2020 sessions include the following topics:

Pluripotency, early development & gastrulation




We especially invite young scientists to participate in this symposium, to connect with and shape the future of the stem cell community in Europe.


We would like to thank the following companies that have kindly sponsored this symposium.  

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