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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: 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 CET

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


Registration required at the following link:

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