10th Dutch Stem Cell Meeting

Friday 7th of April, 2017
UMCU, Utrecht

On the 7th of April 2017, the Dutch Society for Stem Cell Research (DSSCR) organizes its 10th annual meeting, which will be a special edition. 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 oral presentations. Prizes are available for the best presentation.

For this anniversary edition, we are delighted to announce the confirmation of four international renowned keynote speakers in our field, Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid, Prof. Jürgen Knoblich, Prof. James Sharpe and Prof. Hans Clevers. Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid from the Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics is renowned for her research on the balance between dormancy and proliferation/differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells. Jürgen Knoblich from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Vienna, Austria is renowned for his research on the molecular mechanisms that control asymmetric cell division of stem cells and growing minibrains in vitro. James Sharpe from Multicellular Systems Biology at The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain focusses on the complex system of vertebrate limb development and the level of gene regulatory networks and physical interactions between cells and tissues. Hans Clevers of the Hubrecht laboratory and Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology Utrecht, the Netherlands did groundbreaking work on growing organoids from many tissues and explore their potential for regenerative therapy and drug screening.

More information on this meeting and how to submit abstracts will follow by mail and will be announced on DSSCR.nl.

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

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.

For information:
Ans van Pelt
Secretary DSSCR