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15th Swiss Stem Cell Network Annual Meeting

11th December 2020

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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, December 8th , 12:15-13:00

Speaker : Dr. med. Alexander Lämmle

Department of Paediatric Endocrinology

Title: "Liver metabolism using patient specific  induced pluripotent stem cells"

Program for 2020




7th SCRM PhD Student Retreat


The SCRM PhD Student Retreat is an annual retreat organized by and for PhD Students of the SCRM platform and for PhD Students with interests in stem cell research. Students are encouraged to present their projects not only to motivate scientific discussion between peers and two invited mentors but also to explore career plans.

In this 7th edition of the SCRM PhD Retreat, we will be joined by Dr. Roland Leathers, ThermoFisher Senior Manager Strategic Alliances and Prof. Catherine Verfaillie, head of the Stem Cell Institute Leuven (SCIL), who will provide valuable advice concerning the relevance of the research for industry and inputs for either academic or industrial career paths. The two mentors will also give keynote lectures including an overview of their career path as well as recommendations for the PhD Students.

Students and mentors will have the opportunity to network and further discuss scientific careers and opportunities during the lunch and apéro at the end of the retreat.


DBMR Research Conference: Prof. Catherine Verfaillie

This seminar is going to be a digital event (Zoom presentation) to be seen at the Langhans auditorium.

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

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SCRM Network Point - Network Seminars

for PIs and their teams

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


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