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Lund Stem Cell Center's Annual Retreat

SCC Annual Retreat 2024

Lund Stem Cell Center's Annual Retreat in 2024 will take place Monday, September 30, 2024 - Tuesday, October 01, 2024 at Hotel Skansen in Båstad, Sweden.

Hotel Skånsen, Båstad, Sweden

Lund Stem Cell Center Annual Retreat 2023 | Conference Program

09:15             Arrival at Hotel Riviera Strand, Båstad, registration and coffee

09:35             Welcome address: SCC Director Johan Jakobsson

09:40             SCC Diversity, Equity & inclusivity (DEI) – Sofie Mohlin & Nick Leigh

10:10             SCC Sustainability – Claire McKay    

10:20             Young researcher talks

  • Anita Adami (Jakobsson Lab): “LINE-1 elements regulate the identity of human pluripotent stem cells”
  • Somadri Ghosh (Järås Lab): “H2-K1 protects murine MLL-AF9 leukemia stem cells from NK cell- mediated immune surveillance”
  • Raquel Martinez Curiel (Kokaia Group): “Human cortical neurons rapidly generated by direct ES cell programming integrate into stroke-injured rat cortex”
  • Camila Vazquez Echegaray (Pereira Lab): “Uncovering Regulators of Degrees of Cellular Plasticity by Direct Reprogramming”

11:20             Invited speaker: Johan Hyllner, Astra Zeneca & SCC SAB | “Career talk: Ways to Gain Insight in the Innovation Process and Build a Career in Industry and Academia”

11:50             Lunch

13:00             Invited speaker: Luigi Naldini, San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, Milan, Italy & SCC SAB | “Advanced Genetic Engineering of Hematopoietic Stem Cells to treat Human Disease

13:30             SCC PI Talk: Sofie Mohlin | “Embryonic models to study healthy and tumor development”

13:30             SCC PI Talk: Camila Consiglio | “Deciphering sex differences in human immunity using systems immunology”

14:00             Poster session  1

15:15             Check-in to rooms, coffee

15:30             Team building – networking and building relations

17:30             Mingle & free time

19:00             Dinner

07:30             Breakfast and check-out

08:45             Workshops*

  • Workshop 1: Bench to bedside - a commercialization perspective. Workshop leader: SCC PI Marcus Järås. Format: TBA.
  • Workshop 2: Artificial Intelligence. Workshop leaders: Shamit Soneji, David Bryder & TBA. Format: panel discussion.
  • Workshop 3: Grant writing. Workshop leaders: Filipe Pereira & Joan Yuan. Moderator: Marie Jönsson. Format: panel discussion.
  • Workshop 4: Reading and Writing CVs with a DEI perspective. Workshop leader: Tomas Brage. Format: Beehive discussions.

*Choice of 2 workshops from the following:

09:45             Fika

10:00             Workshops (see above)

11:00             Poster session 2

12:15             Lunch

13:15             SCC PI Talk: Sandra Lindstedt | “Repair and regenerating lungs for clinical transplantation - where are we today?”

13:30             SCC PI Talk: Mattias Magnusson | “Towards novel therapies for chronic lung diseases”

13:45             Stem Cell Center Article of the Year Award presentations

  • 13:45: Oscar Legetth & Johan Rodhe (Soneji lab) "CellexalVR: A virtual reality platform to visualize and analyze single-cell omics data", iScience, 2021.
  • 14:00: Pia Johansson (Jakobsson lab) "A cis-acting structural variation at the ZNF558 locus controls a gene regulatory network in human brain development", Cell Stem Cell, 2022.
  • 14:15: Ani Grigoryan (Bourgine lab) "Engineering human mini-bones for the standardized modeling of healthy hematopoiesis, leukemia, and solid tumor metastasis", Science Translation Medicine, 2022.
  • 14:30: Maciej Ciesla (Bellodi lab) "m6A-driven SF3B1 translation control steers splicing to direct genome integrity and leukemogenesis", Molecular Cell, 2023.

14:45             Award ceremony

                      Prize giving (best poster & team building)

14:55             Retreat closing remarks

15:00             Coffee to go and prepare to leave

15:15             Bus departure

16:30             Back in Lund

Participation is open to Lund Stem Cell Center only. Registration is closed.

Contact Retreat Coordinator: Claire [dot] McKay [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Highlights from the Lund Stem Cell Center Annual Retreat | September 2023

Highlights from the Lund Stem Cell Center Annual Retreat | September 2023

Organising Committee:

Isabella Artner

Sandeep Gopal

Johan Jakobsson

Emanuela Monni

Elias Uhlin

Niklas Krausse

Abigail Altman

Laura Castilla Vallmanya

Claire McKay (contact person and Retreat Coordinator)