ISSCR 2011 tweets and blog posts aggregator

by Alexey Bersenev on June 18, 2011 · 3 comments

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If you’re doing stem cell research, the best conference to attend is International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) annual meeting. This is the biggest and most representative meeting of the year. I didn’t attend ISSCR meeting this year, but i eagerly looked for all possible information about it from the Web. First of all, I was following all updates via twitter, because it’s a real time conference coverage. Secondly, I was looking for blog posts with original content, because I was hoping to see interesting and independent opinions about the conference. I’ve aggregated tweets and the most interesting blog posts below:

Tweets aggregator:

This widget doesn’t fit all tweets, so in order to read all updates use #ISSCR2011 hashtag on twitter.

Blog posts:
The best conference coverage: Stem Cell Network Blog:
View from the floor: ISSCR day one/ day two / day thee

other blogs:
Researchers rebut critiques of stem cells derived from adult cells (Nature News Blog)
Live from Toronto, the home of this year’s ISSCR (The Cell Culture Dish)
Top News from ISSCR today: exciting stuff! (Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog)

That’s all guys. All about biggest (~4k attendee) conference in stem cell research field. I hope we will get more interesting blog posts in next couple of days.

My humble opinion about ISSCR 2011 coverage:

  • The vast majority of #ISSCR2011 tweets came from companies and organizations, but not from independent individuals (grad students, postdocs and professors). Last year was the same trend.
  • Stem cell researchers don’t want or don’t know how to use twitter for conference real time coverage.
  • I’d love to see more “high value tweets” from bench researchers and from individuals, who are not associate with companies and organizations.
  • I’d love to see more coverage by blogs with original content. I think it’s really important.

If I missed some other blog posts, please let us know in comments. This aggregator is updatable.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Kamen June 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Thank you for your tweets, insights and aggregating! This year, the ISSCR had a post doc guest tweeting for us, posting observations from the talks they attended. This is our third year tweeting from the meeting and we’ve found an increasing number of both users and followers. We look for that growth to continue in order to “share” more of the meeting.


Alexey Bersenev June 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Thank you Lisa!
@ISSCR tweets were very good and valuable for me!
I hope it will get even better in future meetings. I hope more researchers will “catch the wave”.


Ben Paylor June 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Hey Alexey,
Glad to see you liked my coverage! Was my first outing as a blogger, and I enjoyed it to say the least.
I’ve responded to your comments on the Day 2 post. Get in touch with me if you’d like more information, Irv was kind enough to provide me with his slides for review after the conference was finished.


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