We are proud to announce that the SCRM Platform is now a member of the biotechnet Switzerland association.
In this context, the SCRM Platform has founded the national, private/public platform for “Translational and Clinical Bio-Manufacturing” (TCBM) together with seven Swiss Univeristies.
Mai 25th 2018 the Basel GMP network (University and University Hospital of Basel, ETH-DBSSEBasel), the Swiss Institute for Cell Therapies (SICT; Universities and University Hospitals of Lausanne and Geneva, Cardio Centro Ticino) and the Regenerative Medicine Network Fribourg (University of Fribourg, Swiss Integrative Center of Human Health) joined as founding members and the TCBM platform became operational.
The following objectives are perused:
- Foster exchange and collaborations between academic groups using and operating cleanrooms including bio-manufacturing products for clinical trials.
- Share experience in GMP compliance and take a unified position in regulatory negotiations with Swiss notified bodies.
- Facilitate collaborations with the private sector including applications for bridge projects.
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.
DBMR Day of BioMedical Research 2019
We congratulate this years price winner of the SCRM poster price:
Federica Maria Conedera
Research Group Ophthalmology, Department for BioMedical Research, University of Bern, Bern Switzerland and Department of Ophthalmology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern for the project
"Antagonistic effects of TGFβ isoforms on tissue repair in zebrafish and mouse"
Federica Maria Conedera and Prof. Eliane Müller at the DBMR Day of BioMedical Research
SCRM Annual Meeting 2019
Innovation in personalized cell therapy
Friday, November 8th, 2019
Haus der Universität, Schlösslistrasse 5, Bern
Click here for Subscription until November 1st (mandatory, attendance free of charge)
Dr. Eric Roos, Global Director of Strategic Alliances for Cell and Gene Therapy, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Dr. Roland Leathers, Senior Manager Strategic Alliances, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Prof. Dr. Carlo Largiadèr, BCPM Management Board
SCRM PhD Students Retreat 2019
PhD Students Retreat 2019
30th August 2019
Gurten mountain, Bern
One day event organized by life science PhD students in Bern
Prof. Fiona M. Watt
Professor and Director of the Centre for Stem cells & Regenerative Medicine at the Kings College London
Dr. Caroline Blumer Toti
Senior Global Marketing Manager at Milteny Biotec GMBH
Participation is free of charge and accredits 0.5 ECTS
International conference with focus on outstanding research in all realms of Genetics.
Annual SCRM Meeting 2018
“Highlights from Bern”
December 7th 2018, 12:30 – 6:00 pm
Haus der Universität, Schlösslistr 4, Bern
Subscription Deadline: November 30th, 2018
Awardee Poster Prize Best Stem Cell Project 2018
Magdalena Hinterbrandner (Group Tumorimmunologie)
“MHC II-dependent activation of regulatory T cells in the bone marrow of leukemia mice leads to immune evasion and disease progression”
Summer School Tissue Engineering: “A Roadtrip from Bench to Bedside”
Three days full with lectures from European experts in the field of regenerative medicine and practical session for hands on practice.
June 27th-29th, 2018, Schlieren, Switzerland
Further information: http://music2020.ch/en/news/
International Stem Cell Conference Bern 2018
in cooperation with the International Placenta Stem Cell Society / IPLASS
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”
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"
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Haus der Universität, Schlösslistrasse 5, Bern
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. Thoracic Surgery, Inselsital
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
Date: Wednesday, November 23rd 2016
Location: INSELSPITAL, Langhans Auditorium, Bern
Organizing Committee: Scientific Committee:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Krause - SCRM Prof. Dr. Eliane J. Müller - SCRM
Prof. Dr Volker Enzmann - SCRM Prof. Dr Gabriela Baerlocher - SCRM
Prof. Dr Hans Rudolf Widmer - SCRM Dr. Stefano Di Santo - SCRM
Prof. Dr. Léo Bühler - SICT Prof. Dr. Eduardo Moreno - SCRM
Ms Pascale Tilmant - SICT PD Dr. Marisa Jaconi - SICT
Dr. Jean-François Brunet - SICT
Flyer for the meeting: here
Additional informations: http://www.swiss-ict.ch
DCR Research Conference
Date and time: February 1st, 2016, 5pm-6pm
Title: Tissue-engineering of organs: A new frontier in regenerative medicine
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson
Laboratory for Transplantation and Regenerative medicine, Univ. of Gothenburg, Sweden
Location: Langhans auditorium, Pathology, Murtenstrasse 31, 3010 Bern
Please click here for more information
Day of Clinical Research 2016
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Langhans Lecture Hall, Pathology Building, Murtenstrasse 31
The poster presentation contains a newly created section for Stem Cell Research. All posters from researchers with affiliations in Bern submitted within this category are elegible for a special Poster Award in addition to the DCR Poster Prize. The award of CHF 500 is sponsored by our SCRM Platform and will be presented to the awardee at the Platform's Annual Meeting (2016: Joint Cell Therapy Meeting November 23).
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:
PhD Student Retreat, 4th September 2015, Bern
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
Program can be found here.
Guest speaker 1: Dr. Allen Eaves, CEO of the company 'Stemcell Technologies'.
Guest speaker 2: Dr. Roberto Iacone, Group Head in Roche Pharmaceuticals
PhD Retreat Münchenwiler 2014
PhD retreat in Schloss Münchenwiler 29th August, 2014
Participants: PhD students from the platform
Guest speaker: Prof. Mariusz Ratajczak, University of Louisville, KY, USA
Responsible: Luca Tamò
Network Point Information
-Prof. Brigitte von Rechenberg
Head MSRU and Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (CABMM); University of Zürich
Teaching activities 2013/2014
Past SCRM teaching activities in cooperation with the GCB:
Disease & Repair in the CNS 2013/2014
Kick-off/Kick-off follow up Meetings
The Steering Committee of the Platform for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine
announces the launch of the platform:
November 1st 2012 in the „Haus der Universität“, Schlösslistrasse 5, Bern
Meeting attendees: platform members and invited guests
Press Release Link
Downloads as PDF:
Kick-off follow up: new horizons
Prof. Paolo Bianco, PhD
La Sapienza Universita’ Roma, Rome
Keynote lecture on Materia,
the Higgs-Boson and 2013 Nobel Prize
PD Dr. Hans Peter Beck
Annual Meeting 2014: new horizons
Friday, November 21 2014
State of the Art Lecture
Dr. Roberto Iacone
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Special guest Lecture
Dr. Felix Scholkmann
Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Univeristy Hospital Zürich
Downloads as PDF:
The 9th annual SSCN meeting has been successfully taken place at the Inselpital Bern and the University of Bern on February 8th, 2013.
The poster prize of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern was awarded to:
Elia Piccinini (University Hospital Basel) for his poster "Engineering an Ectopic Niche for Hematopoietic Stem Cells via Endochondral Ossification"
Downloads as PDF:
- Speaker Abstracts
- Abstracts Translational SC Research
- Abstracts Regenerative Neuroscience and SC
- Abstracts General SC Issues