Spring school on regenerative medicine
The meetings will allow to discuss latest developments within in vivo and vitro stem cell differentiation, and will give the opportunity to the participants to learn the latest news in the areas of how to stimulate endogenous stem cells, how to modulate signalling in stem cells, how to modify these signals for standardized differentiation and how to translate this information together with the biotech industry as a translational process. Additionally, a practical lab course on the most important experimental technologies will be offered. Active and outstanding students and young post-doc scientists can send their application for 20 positions of the practical lab. The participants will also be able to perform their own experiments, in small groups, under the supervision of qualified and experienced staff. Special attention will be given to practical aspects and various pitfalls, as well as basic design of technical procedures.
The course is thought to teach the scientist to write an experimental protocol as a combination of their own skills and the methods they are learning during the lab course. The RegMedTeach programme will enable and encourage young scientists to plan and execute their own experiments in the field of neuronal stem cell technology. The conference will have a long-term impact on the still fragmented European regenerative medicine and stem cell environment.
UNIVERSITY OF ROSTOCK
Arndt ROLFS (Mr)
THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL, RIKSHOSPITALET
INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK
Final Activity Report Summary - REGMEDTEACH (Spring School on Regenerative Medicine)
Regenerative medicine still stands in the front-line in medicine, unlocking the secrets of how the body generates itself. All conferences within the REGMEDTEACH project underlined the connection of having an idea, making it real in laboratories by converting ideas into experiments and transform the experimental results into the clinical application, always having in mind the large number of patient groups in need for potential stem cell based therapies. Stem cells used in cell replacement therapy do accordingly have the potential to cure severe and disabling diseases and conditions like Parkinson's disease, Chorea Huntington, stroke etc. In a time with many challenges in bringing therapeutic strategies to the patient, a series of conferences such as realised at the REGMEDTEACH project, where five conferences on the development of stem cell research were held in five different internationally well-known institutions over the past four years, showed the importance of never stop researching to always continuously receive novel and worthwhile impulses from basic science.
All events offered the opportunity for many young PhD students as well as for more experienced researchers to meet, listen, discuss and interact with the most prominent scientists in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. More and more stem cell based projects, with a clear focus on basic science and preclinical research, are entering a real translational stage towards the clinic and with more and more permissions granted by national regulatory authorities for initialising small clinical experimental tests and genuine clinical trials.
Concluding it has to be stated that the REGMEDTEACH project had successfully created a platform for an international exchange which will persist for many years in the future in established and newly created networks with intense collaboration between individual scientists as well as laboratories and institutions.
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