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    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)

    ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series

    Discovering skeletal stem cells and their fates in vivo: the power of single-cell sequencing

    Presented by Ling Qin, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Co-Director of PCMD Histology Core at the University of Pennsylvania

    When: July 18, 2020 (Saturday) 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    July 18, 2020 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    2020719日(星期日)北京时间上午9:00 (中国)

    July 19, 2020 (Sunday) 9:00 AM Perth (Australia - Western Australia)

    July 19, 2020 (Sunday) 11:00 AM Sydney (Australia - New South Wales)

    Where: An email announcement with a link to Zoom Video Conference will be sent to active members of the ICMRS.


    Short Biography: Dr. Ling Qin is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Co-Director of PCMD Histology Core at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Orthopaedic Translation and a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. She is the current President of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS). She became Fellow of American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in 2018 and Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR) in 2019. To date, she has published more than 90 peer-reviewed research articles, reviewers, and book chapters. The overall goal of her research is to combine studies on fundamental mechanisms of skeletal cell function with translational medicine approaches to treat skeletal diseases. In the past decade, she has made some groundbreaking discoveries that greatly advance our understanding of molecular regulation of bone and cartilage metabolism, stem cell biology, and skeletal development, and provided promising therapeutic tools for skeletal disorders, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

    Abstract: Skeletal stem cells were first identified in bone marrow by Dr. Alexander Friedenstein and coworkers in 1970s. Since then, similar cell culture and transplantation approaches have been applied at many other skeletal tissues, including periosteum, growth plate, synovium, muscle etc, to identify site-specific stem cells. Several decades of research have indicated that those cells are indeed a broad spectrum of mesenchymal progenitors ranging from self-renewal stem cells to transit-amplifying progenitors. Recently, single-cell RNA sequencing technique emerged as the most powerful approach to solve heterogeneity in complex organs. This webinar will summarize the achievements made in this area in the past two years from our group and others, with a special focus on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells and their in vivo stepwise evolvement into functional, differentiated cells that not only contribute to bone formation but also become a master regulator of bone marrow environment.

    This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Wentian Yang, Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Associate Professor of Medicine, Brown University Alpert Medical School.

    If you are not able to attend ICMRS webinars, you are welcome to click here for recorded videos from ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series.


    For more information, please contact:

    Jean Jiang, PhD

    Chair, Education Committee, ICMRS

    Professor and Zachry Distinguished University Chair

    Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology

    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    Email: icmrs@icmrs.net


Past meetings

04 Jul 2020 ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series: Dr. Xiaoling Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
20 Jun 2020 ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series: Dr. Ling Qin, Chinese University of Hong Kong
06 Jun 2020 ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series: Dr. Xu Cao, Johns Hopkins University
23 May 2020 ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series: Dr. Fanxin Long, University of Pennsylvania
09 May 2020 ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series: Dr. Zengwu Shao, Wuhan Union Orthopaedic Hospital
25 Apr 2020 ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series: Dr. Minghao Zheng, University of Western Australia
08 Feb 2020 2020 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting
20 Sep 2019 2019 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting
09 Aug 2019 The 4th International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference (ICMRC-2019)
02 Feb 2019 2019 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting
28 Sep 2018 2018 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting
10 Mar 2018 2018 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting
08 Sep 2017 2017 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting
17 Aug 2017 The 3rd International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference and the 5th International Biomedical Forum of West China
20 Mar 2017 2017 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting
19 Oct 2016 8th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research
16 Sep 2016 2016 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting
05 Mar 2016 2016 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting
09 Oct 2015 2015 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting
09 Apr 2015 2nd ICMRS-ASBMR International Musculoskeletal Research Conference
29 Mar 2015 2015 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting
16 Oct 2014 7th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research
14 Sep 2014 2014 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting
18 May 2014 China Collaboration Centers Inaugural Meeting
17 Mar 2014 2014 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting
04 Oct 2013 2013 ICMRS–ASBMR Membership Meeting
21 May 2013 Inaugural ICMRS-ASBMR International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference (ICMRC)
26 Jan 2013 2013 ICHTS-ORS Membership Meeting
14 Oct 2012 2012 ICHTS-ASBMR Membership Meeting
20 Sep 2012 6th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research
04 Feb 2012 2012 ICHTS-ORS Membership Meeting
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