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StemTherapy

Strategic Research Area for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

StemTherapy is part of a national initiative in Sweden, to develop strategic research areas of excellence. Initiated in 2009, it provides financial support to stem cell and regenerative medicine research based at Lund University and includes collaboration with Uppsala University.

In 2009, a nationwide initiative to develop world-leading research environments in Sweden was established by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the Swedish Government. Lund University received strategic research funding for 12 strategic research areas (SRAs) of excellence, including StemTherapy.

Today, strategic research funding through StemTherapy provides support to all 43 research groups at Lund Stem Cell Center and four research groups at Uppsala University. 

The continued support provided by this initiative has allowed the Center to develop into an internationally renowned hub for stem cell research. It facilitates the integration of young principal investigators into our network and fosters scientific and intellectual development by supporting collaborative projects, technological facilities, events and more.

From its inception to the present, the environment has had its own board, which provides direction with regards to strategic planning and development.

StemTherapy Board Members

Portrait of Prof. Johan Jakobsson

Coordinator and Chairman


Johan Jakobsson
Professor,  
Department of Experimental Medical Science
Lund University

Portrait of Johan Flygare. Photo.

Deputy Coordinator


Johan Flygare
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Lund University

Joan Yuan

Academic Staff Representative


Joan Yuan
Associate Professor,
Division of Molecular Hematology
Lund University

Anna Falk

Academic Staff Representative


Anna Falk
Professor,
Department of Experimental Medical Science
Lund University

Portait of Agnete Kirkeby

Academic Staff Representative


Agnete Kirkeby
Associate Senior Lecturer,
Department of Experimental Medical Science
Lund University

Portrait of Prof Ewa Sitnicka

Academic Staff Representative


Ewa Sitnicka Quinn
Professor,
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Lund University

Portrait of Heiko Herwald. Photo.

Academic Staff Representative


Heiko Herwald
Professor and Vice Dean,
Faculty of Medicine
Lund University

Photo of Anneli Löfgren.

Academic Staff Representative


Anneli Löfgren
Co-Director of NanoLund
Department of Solid State Physics
Lund University

 

Portrait of Oommen Varghese. Photo credit: Uppsala University.

Academic Staff Representative


Oommen Varghese
Associate Professor,
Department of Medical Cell Biology
Uppsala University

Portrait of Karl-Henrik Grinnemo. Photo Credit: Sveriges Radio.

Academic Staff Representative


Karl-Henrik Grinnemo
Professor,
Department of Surgical Sciences
Uppsala University

Portrait of Stefan Jovinge. Photo.

Region Skåne Representative


Stefan Jovinge
Director of Research & Development,
Region Skåne
Lund University Hospital

Student Representatives


Juliane Tampe, PhD student, Kokaia Group, Lund University

Iran Augusto Silva, PhD student, Wagner Group, Lund University

PhD student (TBA), Uppsala University