In order to offer stem cell scientists in North Rhine-Westphalia opportunities for networking and exchange despite the current restrictions, the Stem Cell Network NRW has established a virtual exchange format.
Our Spotlight Series takes place as video conference, no prior registration is necessary. Every interested stem cell scientist in NRW is invited to join! We're planning to have a Spotlight every 2nd Thursday from 2-3pm.
While the series started with COVID-19 related talks, we will from now on also address different topics, e.g. the presentation of a new publication or the introduction of new groups in the network. So far there are these categories:
Each Spotlight starts with a thematic input (topic will be announced beforehand) and afterwards, the floor is open for discussion. In past meetings, we've had some really good discussions!
Analysis of human serum-mediated effects on adult human cardiac stem cells by global gene expression profiling
Research Spotlight with Anna Höving, Bielefeld University
Analysis of the functional consequences of truncating RUNX1 mutations in mouse HSPCs
Research Spotlight with Samantha Langer, University Hospital Essen
Insights into the research at the MPI of Molecular Physiology
Member Spotlight with representatives of the MPI research groups (tba)
Hydrogel culture of iPS cell derived cardiomyocytes for basic research and biotechnology
Research Spotlight with PD Kurt Pfannkuche, University of Cologne
Redox regulation of development and differentiation
Research Spotlight with PD Dr. rer. nat. Carsten Berndt, University Hospital Düsseldorf
Stem cell research at the IUF: Science for human safety and animal protection
Member Spotlight with Prof. Ellen Fritsche and Dr. Andrea Rossi, IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Düsseldorf
Direct Conversion of Blood into NSCs: Prospects for Biomedical Applications
Research Spotlight with Lea Flitsch, University Hospital Bonn
Previous Spotlight Events:
The login data for each Spotlight Event (held via "GoToMeeting") is distributed by email. If you have not received the information, please write a short email to info[at]stammzellen.nrw.de.
Is there a new publication in your research group, have you developed/tested a new method or would you like to give insights into your laboratory? Please contact the coordination office if you would like to contribute to one of the next Spotlights. We are happy to receive any topic suggestions.