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Lund Stem Cell Center's Annual Retreat

SCC Annual Retreat 2022

Lund Stem Cell Center's Annual Retreat took place Monday 23rd - Tuesday 24th May 2022 at Hotel Riviera Strand in Båstad, Sweden.

Lund Stem Cell Center Annual Retreat 2022 | Conference Program

Highlights from the Lund Stem Cell Center Retreat | May 2022

07:45 Departure by bus
09:15 Arrival at Hotel Riviera Strand, Båstad, registration and coffee
09:40 Welcome address: SCC Director Johan Jakobsson
09:45 SCC Announcements: Niels-Bjarne Woods, Claire McKay, Paul Bourgine
09:55 Gerd Kempermann, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden, DE. Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and the neurobiology of individuality
10:25 Ana Cumano, Institut Pasteur, FR. The fetal liver architecture and hematopoiesis
10:55 Coffee
Young researcher talks:
11:15 Eduardo Sozzi (Parmar group) “Developing silk scaffold-based platform to generate functional and reproducible human bioengineered organoids”
11:30 Dimitra Zacharaki (Bourgine group) “Standardization and personalization of the human ossicle technology for the advanced in vivo modelling of hematological malignancies”
11:45 Olga Zimmermannova (Pereira group) “Reprogramming human cancer cells into dendritic cells”
12:00 Hani Alsafadi (Wagner group) “Dual isolation of proximal and distal lung epithelial progenitor cells and their distribution in intact murine lungs visualized using light sheet microscopy”
12:15 Afternoon practicalities: Claire McKay
12:20 Lunch in the restaurant and display posters in room Siri
13:00 Poster session – poster presentations, scientific discussion and networking
15:00 Check-in to rooms, coffee
15:30 Team building – networking and building relations
17:30 Free time
19:30 Pre-dinner mingle and networking – meet the SCC Scientific Advisory Board
20:00 Dinner


07:30 Breakfast and check-out
08:45 Workshops
09:45 Coffee to go
09:50 Workshops
10:50 Fika
Young researcher talks:
11:00 Sara Palma Tortosa (Kokaia group) “Remyelination of damaged axons after ischemic stroke using a stem-cell-based approach”
11:15 Dang Nghiem Vo (Sitnicka group) “Defining human NK cell developmental pathway through in vitro NK cell- differentiation map and cellular barcode-tracing”
11:30 Lunch in the restaurant, final poster viewing & networking. 12:30 Remove posters
12:30 Networking – meet Zeljko Durdevic, Editor of EMBO & Annie Chandy & Cecilia Jädert, LU Innovation
12:50 Afternoon practicalities: Claire McKay, Luis Oliveira
12:55 Eva Hellström Lindberg, Karolinska Institutet. Biology of SF3B1 mutated myelodysplastic syndrome with ring sideroblasts
13:25 Stem Cell Center Article of the Year Award presentations - Chair: Johan Fylgare
13:30 Maciej Ciesla (Bellodi group) “Oncogenic translation directs spliceosome dynamics revealing an integral role for SF3A3 in breast cancer”
13:45 Marie Jönsson (Jakobsson group) “Activation of endogenous retroviruses during brain development causes an inflammatory response”
14:00 Martina de Santis (Wagner group) “Extracellular-Matrix-Reinforced Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting Human Tissue”
14:15 Award ceremony – Johan Hyllner, Astra Zeneca, SCC SAB member
14:30 Prize giving (best poster & team building)
14:40 Retreat closing remarks - Johan Jakobsson & Claire McKay
15:00 Coffee to go and prepare to leave
15:15 Bus departure & SCC Retreat evaluation survey
16:30 Back in Lund

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

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

Organising Committee:

Charlotta Böiers

Jonas Larsson

Nicholas Leigh

Mette Habekost

Vivien Horvath

Luis Oliviera

Sinan Karakaya

Mikael Sommarin

Sara Palma Tortosa

Claire McKay (contact person and Retreat Coordinator)

Former Organising Committee members:

Paul Bourgine

John Stegmayr

Kristijonas Zemaitis