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Next SCRM Lunchseminar in 2018:
Tuesday, May 8th , 12:15-13:00

Kleanthis Fyteanos

"Stemcells and lung repair"

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital Bern
Group: Prof Thomas Geiser

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 DCR (13.00-14.00).

Open for all SCRM platform members and interested guests

Lunchseminar Program 2018

Responsibles: Dr. Amiq Gazdhar, Dr. Marta Roccio

5th SCRM PhD Student Retreat

31st of August 2018, 7:45am - 7pm


A full day event were PhD students from the field or with interest in stem cell research may present and discuss their project, receiving expert feedback from invited experienced researchers.


Location: Paul Klee Center, Bern

Maximum 20 participants, 12 oral presentations, 8 posters.


All PhD students from Bern with interest in stem cell research are invited to register.


Registration: please use the form

International Stem Cell Conference Bern 2018
in cooperation with the International Placenta Stem Cell Society / IPLASS

Abstract submission, registration and further information:


International Stem Cell Conference Basel 2018

“Stem Cell Dynamics Throughout Life: From Development to the Adult”

29.-31. August 2018
ZLF Hebelstrasse, Basel, Switzerland

For conference information, see


4th SCRM PhD Students Retreat

PhD students with interest in stem cell research continued the tradition to meet and discuss their projects in an informal and friendly atmosphere, with the exceptional opportunity to receive valuable questions and suggestions from two experienced researchers.  Twelve PhD students and three master student guests attended the 2017 retreat.

The retreat took place at the 1st of September, on top of the Gurten mountain in Bern.  The day was comprised of 11 PhD project presentations and two keynote lectures given by the two invited speakers.  Dr. Christine Weber and Prof. Fredric Manfredsson.

Dr. Christine Weber is an associate editor at Nature Cell Biology and came from London to join the event. It was one of the highlights of this year’s retreat to hear Dr. Webers talk on publishing processes, to get advice on writing manuscripts towards acceptance and to receive comments on the projects from an actual editor of one of the most impactful journals. Professor Fredric Manfredsson came from the Michigan State University and gave a great talk on current state of the art research on viral gene therapy for neurological disorders.

In addition to the presentations, the retreat included several breaks for networking and further discussions on the projects. The day was concluded by an address given by the SCRM steering committee and the Apero Riché.

A special Acknowledgement is addressed to the keynote speakers for taking the journeys to Switzerland, presenting two remarkable keynote lectures and providing excellent comments for the projects. Also, great gratitude is expressed towards the Platform for Stem Cell Research in Regenerative Medicine, the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences Bern and Emeritus Prof. André Haeberli, which made the retreat possible by their generous financial support for the fourth time already.

We thank everyone for their participation which made the retreat again a very fruitful and pleasant experience. Also, we would like to invite every interested PhD student to join the next retreat, which will take place on the 31st of August 2018.


The 2017’s SCRM PhD student retreat was organized by:

Felix Baier, William Hariton and Magdalena Brunner


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"



SCRM Annual Meeting 2017

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

1-6 pm

Haus der Universität, Schlösslistrasse 5, Bern

Click here for the Full Program


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


Register here (mandatory, free of charge)






SCRM Network Point - Network Seminars

for PIs and their teams

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


We gratefully acknowledge the sponsoring of this site by:


               Emeritus Prof. André Haeberli