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About DanStem

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology, DanStem opened in 2011. The center consists of  11 research groups who all address basic questions in stem cell and developmental biology with the overall aim of developing of new therapies for cancer and chronic diseases such as diabetes and liver failure. The research groups are focusing on Basic Stem Cell Biology and on Translational Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

DanStem's Vision, Mission and Overall Objective 

Group Leaders

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 research already located at the University of Copenhagen.

The researchers 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 contributor to the creation of a new generation of developmental and stem cell biologists and clinicians.

Executive Director: Professor Henrik Semb 
DanStem consists of approximately 150 staff members .
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