Lund center for Stem Cell Biology and Cell Therapy is one of six Swedish strategic centers of excellence in life sciences, supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Established in January 2003, the center focuses on stem cell and developmental biology of the central nervous and blood systems, and development of stem cell and cell replacement therapies in these organ systems as well as research in non-mammalian model systems.
Blood transfusions are vital, but demand for blood far exceeds supply all over the world. In India and China, for example, relatives are usually called upon to give blood in the case of an accident or an operation. An international conference in Lund, Sweden, the first of its kind, will now discuss various possible alternative treatment methods with the potential to complement or even replace blood transfusion. These alternatives include re-programmed skin cells and haemoglobin from sugarbeet.
Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Neurology, announces: Dissertation Emanuela Monni in Biomedicine/neurobiology
Title: Neural stem cells; interaction with the brain environment, and prospects for cell replacement therapy for stroke
Time and place: Thursday, May 21, 09:15, Segerfalk auditorium, WNC
Supervisor: Zaal Kokaia
Opponent: Docent Marcela Pekna, Sahlgrenska, GU
Read about Cristian Bellodis research program, funded by Ragnar Söderberg Fellowship.