In June 2016, around 200 scientists from all over the world gathered at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany to discuss the recent advances in hematopoietic stem cells from three different angles: developmental, adulthood and aging. The meeting, aptly named ‘Hematopoietic stem cells: from the embryo to the aging organism’ also covered cutting-edge technologies applied to this subject, such as single-cell analysis, reprogramming and imaging. This Meeting review summarizes the exciting work that was presented and covers the main themes that emerged from the meeting.
The authors declare no competing or financial interests.
A.B. is funded by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad [SAF2013-40922-R]; Red Temática de Investigación Cooperativa en Cáncer [RD12/0036/0054]; and Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) [2014SGR-124]. C.W. is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) [WA2837, FOR2033-A03, SFB655-B9, TRR127-A5]; and the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung.
- Received August 1, 2016.
- Accepted August 22, 2016.