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The lack of a profound understanding of stem cell biology and mechanisms during regenerative processes is still limiting the development and implementation of successful stem cell therapies.
"Enthusiasm and applicative motivations (hypes and hopes) prevailed at times over caution and rigor, with some unfortunate pitfalls (Bianco et al, Nature Medicine, Vol 19, 35ff, 2013)."
Hence, the Focus of the SCRM Platform is to foster a new and innovative multidisciplinary approach to unravel the communication network of stem cells within the tissue and throughout the body during tissue regeneration.
Members of the Medical, Vetsuisse and Phil. Nat. Faculty from the University of Bern have established the University-wide SCRM Platform, with the aim that new ideas and skills can flow seamlessly through the member groups. A centralized database, common meetings, workshops and international conferences in addition to educational tracks for bachelor, master and PhD students are scheduled to sustainably implement the assignement of the Platform.
Ultimately, our Mission is to efficiently and rapidly transfer basic research findings into clinical applications with a specific focus on cell therapy.
Joint Meeting on New Cell Therapies, November 23rd, 2016. Under the auspice of the SCRM platform and the Swiss Institute for cell therapies (SICT). Bridging Cell-based Therapies in Switzerland and beyond: Current and future perspectives. Program: here
Annual SCRM Meeting, 6th of November 2015, Program: here
Day of Clinical Research, 2nd of November 2016. Awarding of the SCRM Special Poster Price to Michael Perny.
PhD Student Retreat 2016, September 6th, Gurten Mountain Bern. Keynote Speakers: Prof. Marcello Rivolta (University of Sheffield) and Dr. Liane Höfferer (CSL Behring). Program: here
PhD Student Retreat Bern 2015: Fotos from the event can be found here, Program can be found here.
Keynote speaker 1: Dr. Allen Eaves, CEO of the company 'Stemcell Technologies'.
Keynote speaker 2: Dr. Roberto Iacone, Group Head in Roche Pharmaceuticals
PhD Retreat Münchenwiler 2014:
Guest lecturer: Prof. Mariusz Ratajczak, University of Louisville
Platform Kick-off/Kick-off follow up Meetings:
November 1 2012
December 13 2013
November 21 2014
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Next SCRM Lunchseminar in 2018:
Dr. He Liu
"Differentiation of human dermal stem cells to neurons by altering stem cell metabolism"
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12.15-13.00
Happy Hour: 13.00-14.00 - to favor discussions and strengthen the network. Sandwiches are generously provided by the DCR (13.00-14.00).
Where: Murtenstrasse 35, Room H814 (top floor)
Presenters: PhD, Postdocs and group leaders of SCRM platform + partners groups
Attendees: Open for all SCRM platform members and interested guests
Format: 35-40 minutes presentation (overview of the field + results and methods)
15-10 minutes of discussion on roadblocks, issues, help-requests
Dr. Amiq Gazdhar
Dr. Marta Roccio
Awardee Poster Prize Best Stem Cell Project 2017
Patricia Meyer (Institute for Infectious Diseases, Neuroinfection Lab)
"Using an ex vivo model for ischemic brain damage induced by cardiac arrest to test neuronal progenitor cell grafting as regenerative therapy"
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Haus der Universität, Schlösslistrasse 5, Bern
Prof. Niels Kuster, Founder & Director IT'IS Foundation, Zürich
Outstanding publications from Bern
Prof. Antoine R. Adamantidis, Department of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and DMBR
Prof. Smita Saxena, Department of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and DBMR
Dr. phil. nat .Sean R. R. Hall, Department of BioMedical Research, University of Bern and Div. General Thoracic Surgery
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PhD Student Retreat 2017
The PhD Student Retreat 2017 was successfully held on September 1st, at the Gurten Bern. We would like to thank all participants for their excellent input, in particular, Dr. Christine Weber and Prof. Fredric Manfredsson, wo provided us with interesting Keynote lectures and helpful comments during the student talks.
We are also again very grateful for the generous financial support of the SCRM Network, the GCB Bern and Emeritus Prof. André Haeberli, who made the retreat possible.
We hope you also remember the retreat as a very pleasent and productive day, and hope to meet you again for the retreat in 2018!
The organizing comittee of this years retreat:
Felix Baier, William Hariton, Magdalena Brunner
PhD Student Retreat 2016
The SCRM PhD Student Retreat 2016 was held on September 6th on top of the Gurten mountain in Bern. On behalf of the participants we would like to state that it was again a great success, and we thank everyone for their great participation and work. We hope that the meeting provided you with helpful inputs, made at contribution to the recognition of your work, and fostered your personal scientific network.
A special acknowledgement we want to address once more to Doctor Liane Höfferer and Professor Marcelo Rivolta. Thank you for the great keynote lectures and for sharing your experiences and expertise with us. We also would like to thank again the SCRM Network Bern and our generous financial supporters for making the retreat possible.
We wish you all the best for your future and hope to meet you again for the upcoming PhD Student Retreat in 2017!
The organizing committee of this years retreat was:
Felix Baier, Carolyn Trepp, Michael Perny, William Hariton
Group picture and program from the event:
SCRM Network Point - Network Seminars
for PIs and their teams
next seminar to be announced
Past invitations, networking info: here
Group picture from the 2nd SCRM PhD Student Retreat, 4th of September 2015 in Bern
Middle: Prof. Allen Eaves, STEMCELL Technologies, Vancouver; Dr. Roberto Iacone, Global Head Stem Cell Resarch, Roche; far left and right: Steering Committee members framing PhD students
More fotos from the event can be found here
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