Second progress report meeting of NRP 63 in Berne


On 29 and 30 May 2012, the second progress report meeting of the National Research Programme "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine" (NRP 63) took place in Berne.

​During the meeting, research groups presented their results of the preceding year and discussed them with other researchers. With the aim of promoting young researchers, most of the presentations were given by postdocs or doctoral students. All members of the Steering Committee of NRP 63 were present, among them Elizabeth J. Robertson, professor at Oxford University, who talked about the embryonic development of mice in her keynote speech on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Martin Graf, leader of the stem cell group at Roche in Basel, gave a keynote speech on how his unit has developed since being established three years ago. He described collaborations that have been initiated and projects that are underway.

A further topic of Wednesday's discussions were ethical and legal aspects of stem cell donations. After an introduction by Olivier Guillod, member of the Steering Committee and professor at the University of Neuchâtel, Simone Romagnoli, Peter Bürkli and Jürg Halter explained the insights they have gained so far in their NRP 63 project.

Bernard Thorens, president of the Steering Committee, was very happy with the two-day event. "Many projects presented interesting results. I was particularly pleased by the interesting debates that followed the various presentations."







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