„Connecting Stem Cell Scientists in NRW“- StN Spotlight Series to resume in late June

06/10/2024   News

The popular virtual lecture series will start its fifth season in late June with interesting contributions from the biomedical field as well as on the ethical, legal and social aspects of stem cell research.

The Stem Cell Network NRW has launched the virtual exchange format “StN Spotlight Series” under the motto “Connecting Stem Cell Scientists in NRW “. After a longer break the series is to resume on June 20th with a Research Spotlight talk by Prof. Dr. Nicole Schupp (Düsseldorf University Hospital) entitled “Effect of toxins on the differentiation efficacy and functionality of hiPSC differentiating into kidney proximal tubular cells”. 

The Spotlight Series takes place as a video conference. The talks are held in English. Usually, the Spotlight talks take place every 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 pm. No fees are charged for participation, but a registration in advance for the Spotlight Series 2024 is required to attend. The registration link and a short abstract of the respective Spotlight talk will be provided by email in the week before the event.

Each Spotlight talk starts with a 20-minute lecture, after which there is room for further discussions and the speaker is available for questions.

Every interested stem cell scientist is invited to join! Further information about the Spotlight Series is provided on our website.

Below you will find an overview of the upcoming Spotlight talks:

  • July 18: Research Spotlight with Fabienne Becker (University Hospital Düsseldorf) on the EU Project HEAL (HLA-homozygous iPSC-cardiomyocyteE Aggregate manufacturing technologies for allogenic cell therapy to the heart)
  • August 15: Research Spotlight with Dr. Kristin Glotzbach (Ruhr University Bochum) & Ralf Weberskirch (TU Dortmund) – How cationic charged Hydrogels modulate Neural Stem and Progenitor Cell Behavior
  • September 19: Research Spotlight/External Speakers with Dr. Eleni Papanikolaou (Miltenyi Biotec) - Title TBA 


Do you also have exciting results that you would like to present or have not yet received registration information and abstracts for the talks? Then please write a short e-mail to info[at]stammzellen.nrw.de. The office is looking forward to hearing from you.