Opening of interdisciplinary Center for Stem Cell Decision Making - StemPhys – University of Copenhagen

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16 June 2015

Opening of interdisciplinary Center for Stem Cell Decision Making - StemPhys

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The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Stem Cell Decision Making - Stemphys, commenced with a two-day scientific symposium on June 15-16, 2015. The new StemPhys Center joins forces between theoretical and experimental physicists at the Niels Bohr Institute and Stem Cell Biologists from The Danish Stem Cell Center, DanStem.

The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Stem Cell Decision Making, Stemphys, commenced with a two-day scientific symposium on June 15-16, 2015. The event hosted a number of international speakers who presented different angles to the Center’s research goals that ranged from systems biology, to organ formation and regenerative medicine. During the symposium Stemphys scientists also gave a first glimpse on the work that is currently starting up at the Center.

Opening Symposium at the historical Auditorium, Niels Bohr Institute.

The new StemPhys Center joins forces between theoretical and experimental physicists at the Niels Bohr Institute and Stem Cell Biologists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem). StemPhys is funded with a 60 million DKK Center of Excellence grant from the Danish National Research Foundation for the next six years and headed by Professor Lene Oddershede, NBI. Professor Josh Brickman, DanStem is vice center leader. The core group of scientists consists of three stem cell biologists from DanStem (Professor Josh Brickman, Professor Anne Grapin-Botton and Associate Professor Elke Ober), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and three are physicists, two theoretical and one experimental, from the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science. 

The aim of the Center is to significantly advance our knowledge of stem cell commitment and differentiation through the advancement of quantitative stem cell research with expertise in modeling, bio-imaging, and mechanical manipulation of living matter.

The programme of the opening symposium can be found here.

Please find more information about the Center at http://stemphys.nbi.ku.dk/