SCRM Annual Meeting 2017

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

1-6 pm

Haus der Universität, Schlösslistrasse 5, Bern

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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
Program: here
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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

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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).


The Poster Prize in the Stem Cell Section sponsored by the SCRM Platform was awarded to Michael Perny from the Institute for Infection diseases and the Research of Audiology at the Department of Clinical Research

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 2016 Program



PhD Student Retreat, 4th September 2015, 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


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

-Prof. h.c. PD Dr. med Matthias Steinwachs; cartilage (flyer)
Head of Orthobiology & Cartilage Repair, Schulthess Clinic Zurich

Teaching activities 2013/2014

Past SCRM teaching activities in cooperation with the GCB:

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine 2013 and 2014

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
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Kick-off follow up: new horizons
Friday, December 13 2013
Keynote lecture on MSC:
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
University of Bern and CERN
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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

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SSCN Meeting

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"

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