Stem Cell Center

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Lund Stem Cell Center

Lund Stem Cell Center

Funded by StemTherapy, one of six strategic research areas of excellence in life sciences at Lund University, (supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the Swedish Government), the Stem Cell Center (SCC) was established in January 2003. Lund SCC 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.


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Building upon the success of the last years, scientists from Lund Stem Cell Center will host their forth outreach event on stem cells open to high school students. The event is sponsored by The Faculty of Medicine, StemTherapy, Hemato-Linné and Bagadillico, and takes place on Friday March 16, 2018. The morning will be devoted to lectures and a web-based interactive event with other UniStem sites across Europe. In the afternoon we will offer lab visits, multiple hands-on sessions as well as workshops.

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Our next monthly Stem Cell Talk will be held by Shamit Soneji on Wednesday 4th April, starting at 14:45 with fika:

Title: “Analysing single-cell gene expression data in virtual reality

Speaker: Shamit Soneji, PhD

Place: BMC A10 Segerfalksalen

Please mark your calendars. The rest of the schedule can be found here


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Gladys Telliam

We have several new colleagues here at the Stem Cell Center:

Please welcome our new colleague Gladys Telliam to the Division of Molecular Hematology.

Gladys recently started her postdoctoral training in Ewa Sitnicka Quinn's lab, where she will focus on studying natural killer cell development during normal and malignant hematopoiesis.

Welcome to our Division and to Lund, Gladys! Read more here.

The Pereira lab is expanding. Please welcome our new colleagues Cristiana Pires, Olga Zimmermannova, and Fábio Rosa to Filipe Pereira's group. Cristiana and Olga recently started their postdoctoral trainings, while Fábio joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome to the Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy and to Lund Stem Cell Center, Cristiana, Olga, and Fábio! Read more here.

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On March 14, Karolina Komorowska successfully defended her thesis entitled "The Role of Hepatic Leukemia Factor in Hematopoiesis".

Faculty opponent was Professor David Traver, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA. Main supervisor for Karolina's PhD studies was Assistant Professor Mattias Magnusson.

From left: Ewa Sitnicka Quinn, David Traver, Karolina Komorowska, Johan Flygare, Mattias Magnusson, Jonas Larsson, Hong Qian, Håkan Axelson.
Photo credit: Claire McKay

StemTherapy is proud to be hosting The Tobias Foundation Jubilee Symposium on Scientific and Ethical Challenges In Bone Marrow Transplantation on 8th May 2018

The Tobias Foundation was established in 1992 with the purpose “to support the establishment of a Swedish bone marrow/stem cell registry and to support research concerning diseases that can be treated with bone marrow/stem cell transplantation”.

On 8th May, in celebration of the Tobias Foundation’s 25 year jubilee, the Strategic Research Area StemTherapy, together with the Faculty of Medicine at LU and The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences are sponsoring the symposium on SCIENTIFIC AND ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION.

Time and place: 12:45 – 17:30, Tuesday 8th May at LUX Aula, (Helgonavägen 3). The preliminary program and further details can be found here

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