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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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natalia avaliani
Natalia Avaliani

Lund Stem Cell Center has a new Electrophysiology Core Facility Manager. Natalia Avaliani, PhD will begin working at the facility from 17th June.

Welcome, to Lund Stem Cell Center, Natalia!

maciej cielska

Congratulations to Maciej Cieśla (postdoc in the Bellodi group) who has been awarded with Cancerfonden and SSMF postdoctoral fellowships. 

The project Uncovering the translation-associated program governing mRNA splicing during leukemogenesis awarded by Cancerfonden and SSMF, aims to understand post-transcriptional dynamics that governs abundance of individual splicing factors during initial stages of oncogenesis. In particular, we will focus on SF3B1, splicing factor that according to our preliminary data undergoes extensive control at the level of mRNA translation in response to various oncogenic stressors. We plan to dissect the regulatory networks that enact translational control of this splicing factor under oncogenic stress and understand the downstream effector pathways governed by its upregulation. Finally, we will bring the obtained results into the clinical settings of acute leukemias arising from myelodysplastic syndrome, a human blood disease associated with abnormal function of hematopoietic stem cells.

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Filipe Pereira, Wallenberg Molceular Medicine Fellow vid Lunds universitet. Foto: Kennet Ruona

Our next monthly Stem Cell Talk will take place Thursday 23rd May, with Filipe Pereira who will give a talk entitled “Cell reprogramming concepts at the crossroads between stem cells and immunity”.

All interested students and researchers from the BMC and Medical Faculty are most WELCOME!

Stem Cell Talks are held once per month, usually on Wednesdays, at Segerfalk Lecture Hall starting at 14:45 with “fika”. Lectures will start at 15:00 and end at 15:50 (35 min talk + 15 min discussion/questions).

Our Stem Cell Talks series will continue in the autumn.

mikael sigvardsson
Mikael Sigvardsson

Our next monthly Stem Cell Talk will take place Thursday 25th April, with Mikael Sigvardsson who will give a talk entitled “Molecular regulation of hematopoietic cell fate decisions”.

All interested students and researchers from the BMC and Medical Faculty are most WELCOME!

 Stem Cell Talks are held once per month, usually on Wednesdays, at Segerfalk Lecture Hall starting at 14:45 with “fika”. Lectures will start at 15:00 and end at 15:50 (35 min talk + 15 min discussion/questions).

The schedule of upcoming Stem Cell Talks can be found here:

https://www.med.lu.se/lund_stem_cell_center/research/stem_cell_talks

Tania Singh
Tania Singh

On 5th April at 09:30 Tania Singh will defend her thesis entitled "The Role of Maf Transcription Factors in Islet Inflammation and Beta Cell Function” at  BMC I-Building, I1345.

Opponent:  Professor Anders Tengholm, Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University

 

Main supervisor: Principal Investigator Isabella Artner, Lund Stem Cell Center

Chair: Professor Åke Lernmark, Diabetes and Celiac Unit, Lund University

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