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The Danish Center for Stem Cell Research (DanStem) opened in 2011. The center comprises two sections:
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology (BasicStem) supported by a a ten-year grant of DKK 350 million (Euro 47 million) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The Section for Strategic Translational Stem Cell Research and Therapy (TransStem) supported by a grant in the amount of DKK 64,8 million (Euro 8,7 million) from the Danish Council for Strategic Research.
DanStem has been established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancer already located at the University of Copenhagen. These investigators, and their teams are highly regarded throughout the world for their contributions to science. They all have well-established, international collaborations and actively participate in several international scientific consortia.
DanStem plays an active role in training undergraduates, PhD students and postdocs. The Center's unique infrastructure, high level mentoring, and international networks makes it an international key contributer to the creation of a new generation of developmental and stem cell biologists and clinicians.
When fully operational, DanStem will have approximately 100 staff members. Professor Henrik Semb is the Managing Director of the Center.