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Stem Cell Center Distinguished Webinar Series

This seminar series offers presentations from internationally renowned scientists in order to spark intellectual debate on the advancement of stem cell research. Topics revolve around innovation, sustainability, research culture and diversity. The seminar series is open to the wider community, but registration is required (see below for details).

Upcoming distinguished webinars:


Theme: Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation

Title: Ethics in Stem Cell Research

Date: Wednesday 20th October at 15:00 – 17:00 CET

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

Professor Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin, USA

Title:Policy Choices in Genome Editing Governance


Professor Adrian Krainer, CSHL Cancer Center, USA

Title: From Bench to Bedside: Antisense Modulation of RNA Splicing

30 minute discussion: Professor Olle Lindvall, Lund Stem Cell Center

Organisers: Christine Karlsson & Karolina Pircs

Chair: Principle Investigator Henrik Ahlenius, Lund Stem Cell Center

Contact person: Claire [dot] McKay [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


Registration required, zoom registration link:


Webinars yet to be announced:


Theme: Big data

Date: TBA (autumn 2021)

Invited speakers: TBA

Organisers & chairs: Shamit Soneji & Nicholas Leigh



Organising committee 2021: Nicholas Leigh, Shamit Soneji, Christine Karlsson, Karolina Pircs, Dimitra Zacharaki & Claire McKay

Past SCC distinguished webinars

May 2021:
Invited speakers:
Mark Post, Mosa Meat & Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Jeanne Loring, Scripps Institute, USA
Panel discussion:
Niels-Bjarne Woods, SCC

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