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Stem Cell Stars Seminars

Bringing leaders in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine to Lund

Photo of the audience during a lecture at the lund stem cell center 20th anniverary conference 2023.

Welcome to the Lund Stem Cell Center's, Stem Cell Stars seminar series! A new seminar series featuring some of the brightest minds in stem cell science and regenerative medicine from around the world.

The 2024 edition of the Stem Cell Stars seminar series will explore diverse topics from the dynamic processes of cell differentiation to the latest advances in stem cell engineering. Join us for this inspiring series where you will have the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the field and expand your professional network. 

Immerse yourself in groundbreaking insights and discoveries, engage in captivating discussions, gain fresh perspectives, and network with fellow scientists and Stem Cell Center members during our post-seminar mingling sessions. This is a series you won't want to miss!

2024 Speaker Line-up

Stem Cell Stars Mini-Symposium

Get ready for an exciting start to our 2024 Stem Cell Stars series! We're kicking off with a special mini-symposium featuring:

Portrait of Miquel Branco

Dr Miguel Branco

Reader in Genome Regulation and Group Leader, Blizard Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Talk Title: "Regulation of placental gene expression by endogenous retroviruses”

Host: Principal Investigator Johan Jakobsson


Portrait of Michael Milsom

Dr Michael Milsom

HI-STEM Research Group Leader, Experimental Hematology | Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine

Talk Title: "Functional and molecular dissection of hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal at single cell resolution”

Host:  Principal Investigator Jonas Larsson


When: 18 January 2024 | 15:00 - 16:30 + mingle

Where: BMC Forum Medicum's Fernströmsalen, with networking mingle following in the Entré area

Portrait of Andrea Ditadi

Andrea Ditadi

Research Group Leader, Human hematopoietic development and disease modeling Unit, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele

Talk Title: “There will be blood: understanding hematopoietic development to guide human pluripotent stem cells to blood”

Host: Principal Investigator Filipe Pereira

When: 25 January 2024 | 15:00 - 16:00 + mingle

Where: Segerfalksalen, BMC A10 (seminar)


Portrait of Hanna Mikkola

Hanna Mikkola 

Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology | Broad Stem Cell Research Center, University of California

Talk Title: “Dissecting human hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal”

Host: Principal Investigator Jonas Larsson

When: 21 March 2024 | 15:00 - 16:00 + mingle

Where: Segerfalksalen, BMC A10 (seminar)


Portrait of Maria Barna

Maria Barna

Associate Professor of Genetics, Stanford University

Talk Title: “TBA”

Host: Principal Investigator Cristian Bellodi

When: 25 April 2024 | 15:00 - 16:00 + mingle

Where: Belfragesalen, BMC D15 (seminar) + mingle



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Mohandas Narla

Distinguished Scientist and Head, Laboratory of Red Cell Physiology, New York Blood Center | Vice President, American Society of Hematology

Talk Title: “Human Erythropoiesis”

Host: Principal Investigator Martin L. Olsson

When: 07 May 2024 | 15:00 - 16:00 + mingle

Where: Forum Medicum E16 + mingle


Portrait of Ellen Rothenburg

Ellen Rothenburg

Edward B. Lewis Professor of Biology, California Institute for Technology

Talk Title: “TBA”

Host: Principal Investigator Nicholas Leigh

When: 05 September 2024 | 15:00 - 16:00 + mingle

Where: Segerfalksalen, BMC A10 (seminar) + mingle


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Helen M. Blau

Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor | Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University

Talk Title: "TBA"

Host: Principal Investigator Nicholas Leigh

When: 19 September 2024 | 15:00 - 16:00 + mingle

Where: Segerfalksalen, BMC A10 (seminar)


Portrait of Igor Adameyko

Igor Adameyko

Research Group Leader, Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine | Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet

Talk Title: "TBA"

Host: Principal Investigator Emma Hammarlund

When: 07 November 2024 | 15:00 - 16:00 + mingle

Where: Segerfalksalen, BMC A10 (seminar)