Environnement de la recherche


Le cadre de référence du PNR 63 est autant national qu‘international. De par le monde, et particulièrement en Europe et dans les pays voisins, de nombreux projets et activités de recherche proches de la thématique du PNR 63 sont en cours.

Projets et programmes en Europe:


EuroStemCell - the European stem cell portal – brings you a broad spectrum of stem cell information. Supported by some of Europe’s leading stem cell scientists, EuroStemCell has specialized content for researchers, accessible resources for non-scientists and award-winning films. Plus critical analysis of the latest developments in stem cell research and space for all to have their say: a European stem cell community.


estools is the largest grouping of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell researchers in Europe. Spanning 10 countries, the project brings together the combined expertise of 21 academic and commercial research teams.


The aim is to further new knowledge in stem cell science by using biological and computational expertise.


StemDirect a directory of stem cell research scientists in Europe Tasks: networking/search for potential research partners.

European Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry

hESCreg was created to offer the research community, legislators, regulators and the general public at large an in-depth overview on the current status of hESC research in Europe. Its present content is the result of a survey by the project team, its partners and the input from numerous hESC line providers. The database has now entered its first public evaluation stage and will be continually developed. This database of some 650 hESC lines that have been derived in Europe and beyond (as of August 2009) is freely accessible.

Euro Nano Med

The EuroNanoMed ERA-Net: Nano, from research to patient and industry. The EuroNanoMed ERA-NET initiative comprises 24 partners from 18 countries/regions. EuroNanoMed aims at fostering the competitiveness of European nanomedicine players through the support of trans-national collaborative and multidisciplinary Research and Technology Development (RTD) projects with participants from academia, clinical/public health communities, and industry (particularly small and medium-sized enterprises).

Stem Cell Network North Rhine Westphalia

A statewide organisation involving research facilities in Aachen, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Essen, Münster and Witten/Herdecke, it covers virtually the whole spectrum of scientific issues in the field of adult and embryonic stem cell research. Chair Managing Board: Prof. Hans Schöler

UK National Stem Cell Network

(NSCN) The United Kingdom National Stem Cell Network (UKNSCN) was established in July 2006 as an independent national body for the promotion of research across the sub-disciplines of stem cell science and to act as the national focal point for disseminating information about UK stem cell research to overseas researchers, the general public and the media.

Plate-Forme Cellules Souches

The platform is a joint structure of the Inserm, the AP-HP and the University of Paris XI, with the objective of providing the tools and techniques relating to human pluripotent cells (iPS-induced embryonic or-) academic and industrial laboratories.

Projets et programmes internationaux:

International Society for Stem Cell Research

The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

California Insitute for regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

CIRM funds stem cell research at for-profit and not-for-profit institutions throughout California. 50 institutions across the State are involved.

Stem Cell Network Canada

SCN-funded research addresses pre-clinical issues that are too late for traditional academic grants but too early for industry sponsorship. As many as nine clinical trials will flow from Network-funded research in the next seven years, paving the way for regenerative medicine to enter the clinic. More than 100 scientists, clinicians, engineers, and social scientists with international reputations work closely together.

Australian StemCell Centre ASCC

The Australian Stem Cell Centre is the largest, most comprehensive stem cell research organisation in Australia. Founded in 2002, it was formed to take advantage of Australia’s significant strengths in the field of stem cell research. The ASCC has a strong focus on partnering and networking and is focused on utilising stem cells and related technologies to meet human health challenges.

Projets et programmes en Suisse:

swiss stem cells network SSCN

The SSCN is a non-profit group of scientists, which was designed to:

  • Foster interactions among scientists and between scientists and society
  • Advance the discovery of basic molecular, cellular and organismic mechanisms of embryonic and adult stem cell functions in human and all model systems
  • Encourage and support young scientists, minorities and women in science
  • Provide the public at large with an informed and first hand view of current stem cell research
  • Discuss important scientific and ethical issues arising from stem cell research is currently the biggest research initiative underway in Switzerland with the mandate to promote Systems Biology. It is a consortium with nine universities and three research institutions as partners.

Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering

The Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) is combining biological, engineering and computational approaches to analyze complex bio-molecular networks. The Department will take a lead in combining biological, nanoscience and computational approaches to study the behavior of single cells in isolation or in their interaction with other cells. Key questions to be solved in this context relate for example to a comprehensive understanding of complex genetic regulatory networks or the investigation of signal transduction pathways within and between cells.

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