The goal of the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) is to identify and characterize progenitor cell lineages, to direct the differentiation of stem and progenitor cells to desired cell fates, and to develop new strategies to address the unique challenges presented by the transplantation of these cells.


6th Annual PCBC Meeting, Palo Alto, CA (September 29-30, 2014)

Online registration for the 6th Annual NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) Meeting in Palo Alto, CA (Monday, September 29, 2014, and Tuesday, September 30, 2014) is now open. We require a picture of you and a brief description of your work for registration.

Call for Abstracts – 6th Annual PCBC Meeting, Palo Alto, CA, September 29-30, 2014

You are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the 6th Annual PCBC meeting to be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, September 29-30, 2014.

Abstracts for the plenary and breakout sessions will be distributed in the main meeting booklet and posted on the PCBC Web Site.

Call for Abstracts: 2014 PCBC Fellows Only Session (FOS) – Sunday, September 28, 2014 (Palo Alto, CA)

We are soliciting abstracts for presentation at the 2014 Fellows Only Session (FOS) held in conjunction with the 6th Annual NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) meeting at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Call for Abstracts: 2014 PCBC Technology Fair – Monday, September 29, 2014 (Palo Alto, CA)

We are soliciting abstracts for the Technology Fair held as part of the 6th Annual NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) meeting at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

PCBC Crowdsourcing

The PCBC is offering crowdsourcing as a method for U01 Hub Site investigators to solve discrete problems that have them stumped. Participation of bright and creative individuals in the PCBC provides considerable potential for crowdsourcing.

(Recording) PCBC Bioinformatics Webinar: Accessing PCBC Generated Data in Synapse, June 5, 2014

The PCBC Bioinformatics Core is organizing a series of exciting bioinformatics webinars for the consortium. Larsson Omberg hosted the first webinar titled, “Accessing PCBC Generated Data in Synapse”, on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

In this first webinar (~20 minutes), the following topics were covered:

2014 PCBC Skills Training Opportunities

The PCBC Skills Development Committee would like to share some exciting training opportunities with you. Skills development training sessions are open to applications from any graduate student, post-doctoral fellow or faculty member working in a PCBC Hub Site laboratory.

Funding Opportunity: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

In May 2014, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) issued the following four funding announcements:

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