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 Elisa Rodrigues Sousa, PhD student
Urology Research Laboratory, DBMR
A new transgenic mouse model to explore the role of CRIPTO signaling in lethal prostate cancer
June 13, 2023 Katherine Crump, PhD mid-term
Tissue Engineering for Orthopeadics & Mechanobiology (TOM), DBMR
Investigation into the Effects of Mechanics and Cytokine Stimulation on the Intervertebral Disc
July 11, 2023 Amal Fahmi, PhD student
Institute of Virology and Immunology, DIP
Exploring the neuroteratogenic effects of West Nile virus using human cerebral organoids
August 8, 2023 Virginie Perrenoud, Master student
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital
Fibrotic Changes in the Retina after Laser-Induced Degeneration
September 12, 2023 Shuimu Chen, PhD mid-term
Tissue Engineering for Orthopeadics & Mechanobiology (TOM), DBMR
Inhibitory influence of conditioned medium from human primary intervertebral disc cells on autologous bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells and osteoblasts 
October 10, 2023 Prof. Dr. Alexander Eggel
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital
The importance of adipose tissue immune-stromal cell communication in the regulation of age-associated conditions
November 14, 2023 MD Siavash Rahimi, PhD mid-term
Molecular Dermatology & Stem Cell Research, DBMR
The role of cell adhesion in tissue self-organization and regeneration: A systems biology approach to Pemphigus vulgaris
December 12, 2023 Virginia Roland, PhD student
Cardiovascular Diseases, DBMR
Functional profiling of Hand2 and Gata4 cardiac enhancer landscapes in mammalian heart development

Legal notice: The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Platform (SCRM) organizes monthly lunch seminars as well as yearly member meetings and PhD students retreats. For the benefit of all our presenters we kindly ask all participants 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