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15th Swiss Stem Cell Network Annual Meeting postponed to fall 2020

Postpone information

We thank our sponsors for their support.



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Confirmed speakers:

Hayley Francies, Translational Cancer Genomics at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
Towards the next-generation of cancer cell models

Matthias Lütolf, Laboratory of Stem Cell Bioengineering, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland  
Engineering scalable organoid-based assays for disease modelling

Ivan Martin, Department of Biomedicine and Department of Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, Engineering 3D organotypic niches

Michele de Luca, Centre for Regenerative Medicine "Stefano Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy Epithelial stem cells in cell and gene therapy

Jérôme Guicheux, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research INSERM U1229, Regenerative Medicine and Skeleton Research Center, Nantes Université, France
Exploring stem cells for the regenerative medicine of intervertebral disc: a paradigm shift in spine surgery

Lukas Sommer, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Neural crest stemness in regeneration and cancer formation


Scientific Advisory Board:

BCPM (Bern Center for Precision Medicine)      
•    Mark Rubin (co-lead)
•    Marianna Kruithof-de Julio
•    Sven Rottenberg

SCRM (Bern Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine Platform)
•    Eliane J. Müller (co-lead)
•    Carsten Riether
•    Amiq Gazdhar

Organizing Committee:

BCPM (Bern Center for Precision Medicine)    
•    Timo Staub (co-lead)
•    Stephan Christen
•    Claudia Requeta

SCRM (Bern Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine Platform)
•    Volker Enzmann (co-lead)
•    Benjamin Gantenbein
•    Rene Aeberhard

SCRM Lunchseminar


Location: Murtenstrasse 35, Room H814 (top floor)

Happy Hour:  13.00-14.00 - to favor discussions and strengthen the network.

Sandwiches are generously provided by the DBMR (13.00-14.00).

Open for all SCRM platform members and interested guests

Responsibles: Dr. Amiq Gazdhar, Dr. Marta Roccio



Next Lunchseminar:

Tuesday, March 10th , 12:15-13:00

Speaker : Dr. Julien Paul Guerrero
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery and
Traumatology, DBMR & Inselspital
Group: Benjamin Gantenbein

Title: "Mimicking the Intervertebral Disc Microenvironment for Expansion of Nucleus Pulposus Progenitor Cells in a Context of Cell Therapy"

Program for 2020




PhD Specialization Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (SCRM/GCB)

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We are proud to announce that the SCRM Platform is now a member of the biotechnet Switzerland association.
In this context, the SCRM Platform has founded the national, private/public platform for “Translational and Clinical Bio-Manufacturing” (TCBM) together with seven Swiss Univeristies.

TCBM at Biotechnet

Applicaton for seed funding, draft rules and regulations

Mai 25th 2018 the Basel GMP network (University and University Hospital of Basel,  ETH-DBSSEBasel), the Swiss Institute for Cell Therapies (SICT; Universities and University Hospitals of Lausanne and Geneva, Cardio Centro Ticino) and the Regenerative Medicine Network Fribourg (University of Fribourg, Swiss Integrative Center of Human Health) joined as founding members and the TCBM platform became operational.

The following objectives are perused:  

  • Foster exchange and collaborations between academic groups using and operating cleanrooms including bio-manufacturing products for clinical trials.
  • Share experience in GMP compliance and take a unified position in regulatory negotiations with Swiss notified bodies.
  • Facilitate collaborations with the private sector including applications for bridge projects.


TCBM Foundation members Mai 25 2018, Haus der Universität Bern

From left to right:

René Aeberhard, SCRM/TCBM Platform Secretariat; Prof. Benjamin Gantenbein, SCRM Steering Committee; Anke Wixmerten, University Hospital Basel; Dr. Sylvie Miot, University Hospital Basel; Dr. Martin Kayser, Wyss Zurich; Dr. Alessia Bottos, University Hospital Basel; Dr. Claudio Brunold, Insel University Hospital Bern; Prof. Eliane J. Müller, SCRM/TCBM Platform Lead, University & Insel University Hospital Bern; Dr. Steffen M. Zeisberger, TCBM Platform Lead, Wyss Zurich; Dr. Marie-Noelle Giraud, TCBM Steering Committee, University of Freiburg; Prof. Dr. med. Gabriela M. Baerlocher, Insel University Hospital Bern; Dr. PD Paul Zajac, SCRM Steering Committee, University Hospital Basel; Prof. Kobi Benenson, ETH ZH Basel; Dr. Jean-Francois Brunet, TCBM Steering Committee, CHUV - Centre hospitalier universitaire Vaudois.



SCRM Network Point - Network Seminars

for PIs and their teams

next seminar to be announced
Past invitations, networking info: here          


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