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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
PhD Specialization Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (SCRM)
Tuesday, February 12th , 12:15-13:00
Fedrico La Manna
"Understanding Cripto relevance in cancer development and progression"
Department of Urology, Inselspital
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
We are proud to announce that the SCRM Platform is now a member of 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 Wyss Zurich.
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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