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Next SCRM Lunchseminar in 2018:
Tuesday, February 13th

Dr. He Liu

"Differentiation of human dermal stem cells to neurons by altering stem cell metabolism"

Department of Pharmacology, Group Prof. Hans Uwe Simon


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"



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)







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,
 Dr. Roberto Iacone; far left and right: Steering Committee members framing PhD students

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

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsoring of this site by:


               Emeritus Prof. André Haeberli