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
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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