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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
Latest SCRM News
Next SCRM Lunchseminar in 2018
Tuesday, October 9th , 12:15-13:00
"A kinome-wide CRISPR screen for novel therapeutic targets in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)"
Department of General Thoracic Surgery
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
SCRM Poster Price for the Day of Biomedical Research 2018
The SCRM platform invites you to submit your abstract for the Day of Biomedical Research, November 7th 2018, on the official submission system of the Department of Biomedical Research here.
Projects which are settled in the area of stem cell research are welcome to apply for the special SCRM poster price, which has been allocated a CHF 500 reward. Important: You need to select 'Stem Cell Research' under the 'Field of Research' option.
The winning poster will be selected during the DBMR day and will be awarded at the Annual SCRM Meeting on December 7th 2018.
Annual SCRM Meeting 2018
We are proud to announce that the SCRM Platform is now a member of NTN-Biotechnet Switzerland.
In this context, the SCRM Platform has founded the national, private/public platform for “Translational and Clinical Bio-Manufacturing” (TCBM) together with Wyss Zurich.
SCRM Bern and Wyss Zurich have the lead of this platform with the objectives
- to foster exchange and collaborations between academic groups active in cell therapy
- share experience in GMP compliance and take a unified position in regulatory negotiations and
- foster collaborations with Industry
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.
Invitation letter, program and registration form for the launch of the Translational and Clinical Bio-Manufacturing (TCBM) Platform
There is a special package deal for the IPLASS registration fee for SCRM members only. Click on the TCBM invitation letter above for more information.
Abstract submission for the congress, deadline June 15, 2018: www.iplass2018.org/abstracts
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
SCRM Network Point - Network Seminars
for PIs and their teams
next seminar to be announced
Past invitations, networking info: here
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