DanStem Seminars: April 4th and 6th 2016 – University of Copenhagen

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31 March 2016

DanStem Seminars: April 4th and 6th 2016


April 4, 2016 Højberg consulting guest speakers Title: Innovation, patents and licensing in the stem cell field April 6, 2016, Freddy Radtke, EPFL, Switzerland Title: The double edged sword of Notch singling in cancer

April 4, 2016 Højberg consulting guest speakers

Panum ICMM library, room 22.1.29. 15:00-16:00,

Title: Innovation, patents and licensing in the stem cell field


  • What will come out of a patent? Why do people patent.
  • What can be/has been patented (theory and examples: genes, cells, methods, products, others, software, training products)
  • International and Denmark
  • Is there a type of patent more likely to progress to licensing?
  • What cannot be patented?
  • where can people find info on patents, (If time allows)

April 6, 2016, Freddy Radtke, EPFL, Switzerland

Title: The double edged sword of Notch singling in cancer

6 April 2016, 12:00
CPR Seminar room Panum Building 6, 2nd floor

The basic principle of self-renewing tissues is that they constantly produce cells from a stem cell reservoir that gives rise to proliferating transient amplifying cells, which subsequently differentiate and migrate to the correct compartment. These processes have to be under stringent control to ensure life-long homeostasis. In recent years a substantial body of evidence has accumulated to support the notion that signaling pathways known to be important during embryonic development (such as e.g. Shh, Wnt and Notch) play important roles in regulating self-renewing tissues. Moreover, the same pathways are often deregulated during tumorigenesis due to mutations of key elements of these pathways. The general concept is that a better understanding of the mechanisms controlling stem maintenance versus differentiation may lead to the identification of novel therapeutic targets, as well as improving strategies for influencing these players during tumorigenesis. Currently, attention is being focused on the evolutionarily conserved Notch signaling pathway, which plays pleiotropic roles in different self-renewing tissues and cancer.

To find out more about DanStem seminars, please see our seminars plan for 2016

All are welcome. Registration is not needed.