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Stem Cell Center Distinguished Webinar Series

Since autumn 2020, Lund Stem Cell Center has been hosting a series of online (zoom) lectures by outstanding scientists, covering a variety of themes within stem cell research. As the series has been so well received, all researchers are now welcome to join. Registration is required.

Upcoming distinguished webinars:

Theme: Sustainability

Title: Applications of stem cells towards global sustainability (prospects for meat products and species conservation)

Date: Thursday 20th May at 15:00 – 17:00

Invited speakers: (each talk will be 30 mins, followed by 15 mins discussion)

Professor Mark Post, Maastricht University & Mosa Meat, The Netherlands

Title: “Using stem cells to make hamburgers”


Professor Jeanne Loring, SCRIPPS, USA

Title: “Rescuing endangered species with stem cells”

30 minute discussion: Principal Investigator Niels-Bjarne Woods, Lund Stem Cell Center

Organisers & chairs: Claire McKay & Dimitra Zacharaki

Contact for zoom registration: Claire [dot] McKay [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Webinars yet to be announced:


Theme: Big data

Date: TBA (autumn 2021)

Invited speakers: TBA

Organisers & chairs: Shamit Soneji & Nicholas Leigh


Theme: Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation

Date: TBA (autumn 2021)

Invited speakers: TBA

Organisers & chairs: Christine Karlsson & Karolina Pircs

Organising committee: Nicholas Leigh, Shamit Soneji, Christine Karlsson, Karolina Pircs, Dimitra Zacharaki & Claire McKay

Past SCC distinguished webinars

Organising committee 2020:
Cristian Bellodi, Malin Parmar, Darcy Wagner, Karolina Pircs, Fabio Rosa, Nika Gvazava & Claire McKay

March 2021:
Leadership, collaboration and team building
Invited speakers:
Professor Paola Arlotta, Harvard University, USA
Professor Masayo Takahashi, Kobe Eye Center, Japan

January 2021:
Industry and Innovation
Invited speakers:
Bobby Soni, CBO of BII, Denmark
Andreas Bosio, Miltenyi Biotec, Germany

Panel discussion:
Kerstin Jakobsson, CEO, Medicon Village
Agnete Kirkeby, Filipe Pereira & Johan Richter, WCMM & SCC

October 2020:
Frontiers in new gene therapy delivery
Invited speakers:
Professor Luigi Naldini, San Raffaele Telethon, Italy
Professor Viviana Gradinaru, Chen Institute, USA

September 2020:
Frontiers and implications of new species models
Invited speakers:
Professor Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester, USA
Assistant Professor Amy Ryan Firth, University of Southern California, USA