The mission of the Dutch Society for Stem Cell Research (DSSCR) is to provide a forum to stimulate interaction between scientists interested in both fundamental and translational aspects of stem cell research. The first DSSCR meeting was held in Haren (Groningen) in 2008 and it was a big success with more than 80 participating scientists. Therefore, the DSSCR decided to make this an annual event that would bring together researchers working in the wide field of stem cell biology, and especially young researchers are asked to present and discuss their data to a wider audience. In 2013, for the first time, the three best presentation received a travel award of € 500,-.

The board of the DSSCR:

Gerald de Haan (UMCG)
Christine Mummery (LUMC)
Carlijn Voermans (Sanquin)
Paul Coffer (UMCU)
Bart Eggen (UMCG)
Raymond Poot (ErasmusMC)
Ans van Pelt (AMC)
Niels Geijsen (Hubrecht)