SCRM Platform

Lunch Seminar 2023

When: Every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:15 - 13:00
Happy Hour: 13:00 – 14:00 - To favor discussions and strengthen the network
(Sandwiches are generously provided by the DBMR)
Where: DBMR, Murtenstrasse 35, Room H813 (top floor)
Presenters: PhD, Postdocs and group leaders of SCRM Platform and partner groups
Attendees: Open for all SCRM Platform members and interested guests

  • 35 - 40 min. presentation (overview of the field and results, methods)
  • 10 - 20 min. of discussion on roadblocks, issues, help-requests

ECTS-Credits: 1 point per presentation at 80% participation (no midterm and defense)
Supported by: Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR)

Date Presenter Title of presentation
February 14, 2023 Vedat Burak Ozan, PhD student
Pneumology Research Laboratory, DBMR
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Alveolar Lung Organoids
March 14, 2023 Aymar Abel Ganguin, PhD student
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bioderived therapeutics for chronic liver diseases
April 18, 2023 Dr. Haibin Deng 
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital

LDHB-mediated lactate utilization in mitochondria is a targetable vulnerability in cancer

May 9, 2023 Prof. Dr. Marianna Kruithof-de Julio
Urology Research Laboratory, DBMR
June 13, 2023 Katherine Crump, PhD mid term
Tissue Engineering for Orthopeadics & Mechanobiology (TOM), DBMR
July 11, 2023 Amal Fahmi, PhD student
Institute of Virology and Immunology, DIP
West Nile virus infection impairs human cerebral organoid development
August 8, 2023 Virginie Perrenoud, Master student
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital
September 12, 2023 Shuimu Chen, PhD student
Tissue Engineering for Orthopeadics & Mechanobiology (TOM), DBMR
October 10, 2023 Prof. Dr. Alexander Eggel
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital
November 14, 2023 Isabel Schultz-Pernice, PhD student 
Institute of Virology and Immunology, DIP
December 12, 2023 Prof. Dr. Marco Osterwalder

Legal notice: The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Platform (SCRM) organizes monthly lunch seminars as well as yearly member meetings and PhD student retreat. For the benefit of all our presenters we kindly ask all participants (students, post-docs, technical staff) to fully respect our general policy and to keep all data presented at SCRM events confidential. This helps to assure those who wish to present unpublished data including data that might be used for future patents.


Responsible: PD Dr. med. Amiq Gazdhar and Carissa Abbas