Minerva and Wihuri Research Institutes Symposium “Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine”

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Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

August 28-29, 2018, Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland


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Tuesday, Aug 28

13.00  Opening of the Symposium, Kari Alitalo

Keynote talk   Hans Clevers: Realizing the promise of stem cells

Stem cells in cardiovascular biology and disease I

Christine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Center

Joseph Wu, Stanford University, CA


Katriina Aalto-Setälä, University of Tampere

Stem cells in cardiovascular biology and disease II

Thomas Eschenhagen, University Medical Center Hamburg

Diego Balboa, University of Helsinki

17.00  Refreshments and Posters

Wednesday, Aug 29

9.00  Heikki Ruskoaho, University of Helsinki

Stem cells in neurologic disorders I

Zaal Kokaia, Lund University

Maija Castrén, University of Helsinki


Benedikt Berninger, King’s College London

Sarka Lehtonen, University of Helsinki


Stem cells in neurologic disorders II

Oliver Brüstle, University of Bonn

Susanna Narkilahti, University of Tampere

14.00  Closing of the Symposium, Vesa Olkkonen


The symposium is free of charge for the participants.
Registration will be open starting on June 1, deadline is on August 20, 2018.
Students can receive ECTS credits for attendance and poster presentation or pre-assignment.
More information will be available in the DPBM website upon registration