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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 (founded November 2012) 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
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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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