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20th Anniversary Conference

Hosted by Lund Stem Cell Center | April 2023

About Lund Stem Cell Center's 20th Anniversary Conference:

Since opening its doors nearly 20 years ago, Lund Stem Cell Center has remained committed to excellence in stem cell research and training the next generation of scientists in order to make stem cell therapies a reality of tomorrow. 

Over the past two decades, Lund Stem Cell Center has grown and evolved with the developments made in the field and is today recognized as a world-leading, internationally-renowned hub for both scientists and students. The research at Lund Stem Cell Center is diverse and covers several aspects of developmental and stem cell biology, including but not limited to restorative neurology, hematopoiesis, endocrine cell differentiation, lung bioengineering and bone formation processes.

In honor of our growth and achievements made since our founding, we invite you to join us at our 20th Anniversary Conference which celebrates 20 years of excellence in stem cell research. 

Our Sessions:

Historical Lecture:

Stein Erik Jacobsen | Karolinska Institute 


Plenary Lectures:

Melissa Little | reNew Copenhagen

Rusty Gage | Salk Institute

Christine Mummery | reNEW Leiden University Medical Center

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Stem Cell Biology 

Tony Green, University of Cambridge
Kim Jensen, ReNew Copenhagen
Michaela Frye, DKFZ Heidelberg

Simon Elsässer, Karolinska Institutet
David Bryder, Lund University
Talia Velasco-Hernandez, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute

Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid, Max-Planck Institute
Joan Yuan, Lund University
Rita Alves, Lund University

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Stem Cells & Their Niches 

David Scadden, Harvard University
Dominique Bonnet, Francis Crick Institute
Simon Mendez Ferrer, University of Cambridge

Nika Shakiba, University of British Columbia
Giorgia Tosoni, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Vivien Horvath, Lund University

Pekka Katajisto, Karolinska Institutet
Christopher Gribben, University of Cambridge
Alban Johansson, Kumamoto University

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Stem Cell Therapies & Regenerative Medicine

Hideyuki Okano, Keio University
Johanna Olweus, Oslo University Hospital
Graziella Pellegrini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Malin Parmar, Lund University
Niklas Ravn, New York University Langone
Elina Fredlund, Lund University

Filipe Pereira, Lund University
Sowndarya Muthukumar, Lund University
Kenichi Miharada, Lund University

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Stem Cell Technologies

Matthias Lutolf, EPFL/Roche
Barbara Treutlein, ETH Zürich
Sebastian Jessberger, University of Zurich

Zaal Kokaia, Lund University
Paul Bourgine, Lund University
Juan Rubio Lara, University of York

Riccardo Levato, Utrecht University
Giorgia Quadratto, University of Southern California
Raffaele Luongo, Università della Svizzera Italiana

Preliminary Program:

Monday, 17 April, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 | Arrival, Check-in, Registration, Poster Setup

16:00 - 16:45 | Opening Remarks & Historical Lecture

16:45 - 17:15 | Plenary Lecture 1 (30 min)

17:15 - 17:45 | Plenary Lecture 2 (30 min)

18:00 - 20:00 | Cocktail & Mingle

Tuesday, 18 April, 2023

Stem Cell Biology

8:45 - 9:00 | Take seats

9:00 - 10:30 | Plenary Session (1h30)

10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 | Parallel Sessions (2 x 45 min)

12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch & Poster Viewing

13:00 - 14:00 | Lund Walking Tour

Stem Cells and their Niches

14:00 - 15:30 | Plenary Session (1h15)

15:30 - 16:00 | Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45 | Parallel Sessions (2 x 45 min)

17:00 - 18:00 | Career Session

18:00 - 19:30 | Poster Session (1 of 2) & Cocktail Mingle

19:30 - 00:00 | Dinner & Afterparty

Wednesday, 19 April, 2023

Stem Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine

8:45 - 9:00 | Take seats

9:00 - 10:30 | Full Session (1h30)

10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 | Parallel Sessions (2 x 45 min)

12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch & Poster Viewing

13:00 - 14:00 | Poster Session (2 of 2) & Mingle

Stem Cell Technologies

14:00 - 15:30 | Full Session (1h30)

15:30 - 16:00 | Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45 | Parallel Sessions (2 x 45 min)

17:00 - 17:30 | Plenary Lecture 3 (30 min)

17:30 - 18:00 | Closing Remarks & Awards

Download the preliminary program:

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Conference Details:

Photo of the front of the AF Borgen building.
Lund University's AF Borgen Building. Photo Credit: Jacob.

Where: Lund University, AF Borgen | Lund, Sweden

When: 17 - 19 April, 2023

Our Sponsors:

Our Diamond Sponsor: 

Novo Nordisk Logo

Our Gold Sponsors:  

Cytek Logo
LRI Logo
Integrated DNA Technologies Logo


AH diagnostics logo
Agilent logo


Thermo Fisher Scientific logo



AZ logo
Proteintech logo
I&L Biosystems logo
MiltenyiBiotec logo


Our Silver Sponsors: 

PHI logo


BD logo
Biolamina logo




Singleron logo
Acousort logo
ChemoMetec logo
Beckman Coulter Life Science logo


Organizing Committee: 

Paul Bourgine,
Principal Investigator

Cristian Bellodi,
Principal Investigator

Charlotta Böiers,
Principal Investigator

Nicholas Leigh,
Principal Investigator

Joan Yuan,
Principal Investigator

Zaal Kokaia,
Principal Investigator

Sofie Mohlin,
Principal Investigator

Claire McKay,
Research Coordinator

Marie Jönsson,
Grant Manager

Alexis Luis,
Communications Officer