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.
The Stem Cell gene regulation group within the Stem Cell Center announces:
PhD defence: Isabelle Leefa
Title: Investigating the role of neural stem/progenitor regulators in the context of brain tumor development.
Time and place: 09:30, 2016-10-31 at Segerfalksalen, A1005, BMC A10
- Main supervisor: Docent Ulrike Nuber
- Opponent: Senior Researcher Jesper Nylandsted, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen
- Chair: Docent Anette Gjörloff Wingren, Experimental Cancer Research, Malmö
A post-doctoral research position is available in Experimental Hematopoiesis: Erythropoiesis and Anemia in Mice at the laboratory of Johan Flygare . The Flygare group studies anemia and aim to define master regulators of red blood development and understand how self-renewal of red blood cell progenitor cells is regulated.
Congratulations to Roger Rönn and co-authors from the Woods group on their newly published article "Reactive Oxygen Species Impair the Function of cd90+ Hematopoietic Progenitors Generated from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells" in Stem Cells.
The article reports that high levels of Reactive Oxygen Species in in vitro differentiation systems of hPSCs is a major determinant in the lack of ability to generate hematopoietic cells with similar differentiation potential to in vivo hematopoietic progenitors. This result suggests that elevated ROS is a significant barrier to generating hPSC-derived repopulating HSCs.
The monthly Stem Cell Talks will continue from the 26th of October, starting with Joan Yuan who will give a talk on “Measuring the impact of hematopoietic stem cell states on adaptive immune function”.
All interested students and researchers from the BMC and Medical Faculty are most WELCOME!