Dutch Society for Stem Cell Research

DSSCR 2016

9th Dutch Stem Cell Meeting

April 22 2016, UMCU, Utrecht


The Keynote Speaker will be Henrik Semb. Henrik Semb is Director of the Danish Stem Cell Center “DanStem”, located in Copenhagen. His research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying pancreas development. The ultimate aim of his research efforts is to use stem cell technology to develop novel treatment options for diabetes.  The title of his seminar is: “Translating new discoveries in beta cell development into expandable production of beta cells from human pluripotent stem cells”.

Guido van Mierlo

(Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Genome structure and plasticity in mouse embryonic stem cells.

Luca Braccioli

(UMCU, Utrecht)
Foxp1 is crucial for differentiation of embryonic neural stem cells.

Johannes Jung

(ERIBA, Groningen)
The role of Cbx proteins in human hematopoiesis.

Laura Garcia Perez

(LUMC, Leiden)
A hierarchy of transcription factors controls T cell development and lineage commitment from hematopoietic stem cells in the thymus.

Si Chen

(ErasmusMC, Rotterdam)
Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell niche alterations in myelodysplastic syndromes are characterized by Nf-KappaB mediated inflammation.

Marieke Goedhart

(Sanquin, Amsterdam)
Chronic exposure to ifn-gamma remodels the bone marrow stromal compartment.

Niels Geijsen

(Hubrecht, Utrecht)
Educational seminar: “tools in the crispr drawer”

Marten Hansen

(Sanquin, Amsterdam)
Megakaryopoiesis from induced pluripotent stem cells: gray platelet syndrome ips cell differentiation uncovers a role for Gfi1b in megakaryopoiesis and endothelial specification.

Francis Blokzijl

(Hubrecht, Utrecht)
Tissue-specific mutation accumulation in human adult stem cells during life.

Maria Rodriguez Colman

(UMCU, Utrecht)
Mitochondrial activity drives differentiation in the small intestine.

Susanne van den Brink

(Hubrecht, Utrecht)
Satellite cell isolation procedure induces transcriptional changes in a subset of satellite cells.

Nathalie Groen

(LUMC, Leiden)
Exploring human pancreatic β-cell plasticity: a single-cell RNAseq approach.


Keynote lecture

Henrik Semb

(Danstem, University of Copenhagen)
Translating new discoveries in beta cell development into expandable production of beta cells from human pluripotent stem cells.

Susanne van den Brink

(Hubrecht, Utrecht), Marieke Goedhart (Sanquin, Amsterdam) and Luca Braccioli (UMCU, Utrecht) recieved the travel Award of €500,- for the best presentations during the 9th annual DSSCR meeting 2016.