12th Dutch Stem Cell Meeting

Friday 17th of May, 2019
UMCU, Utrecht

On the 17th of May 2019, the Dutch Society for Stem Cell Research (DSSCR) organizes its 12th annual meeting. The aim of this meeting is to unite people from the Dutch stem cell community, thereby promoting exchange of ideas, data and future plans. The DSSCR meeting is characterized by a wide diversity of topics such as Pluripotent Stem Cells (Embryonic Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells etc.), Adult Stem Cells (Haematopoietic Stem Cells, Neuronal Stem Cells, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Spermatogonial Stem Cells, Organoids, Gastrointestinal Stem Cells etc.) and Developmental Biology. The DSSCR meeting provides a unique opportunity for PhD-students and young post-docs working on stem cells to present and discuss their work to the Dutch Stem Cell community in selected oral presentations. Prizes are available for the best presentation.

For this symposium, we are delighted to announce the confirmation of four renowned keynote speakers in our field, Kim Jensen, Michele de Luca, Steve Pollard and Nicolas Rivron. Kim Jensen from the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) is renowned for his outstanding research  on characterizing the regulatory mechanisms that control cells fate during development, homeostasis and diseases such as cancer. Michele de Luca from the Center of Regenerative Medicine ‘Stefano Ferrari’, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is renowned for his astonishing clinical application where he combined genetic and stem-cell technology to repair genetic skin disease. Steve Pollard from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Center did ground breaking work on epitope tagging in mammalian stem cells using Cas9. Nicolas Rivron from MERLN Institute and Hubrecht Institute is known from his laboratory model embryo-like structures from mouse stem cells that resemble natural embryos that can implant into the uterus and initiate pregnancy. His scientific breakthrough helps to understand early processes of embryo development.

We hope to see you next year. Please mark this meeting in your agenda.

More information of this symposium and registration will follow later on this website.

Best regards,
Board of the DSSCR
Gerald de Haan, Christine Mummery, Paul Coffer, Bart Eggen, Raymond Poot, Carlijn Voermans, Niels Geijsen and Ans van Pelt