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2016

June 3rd - 5th:

Thanks to all our speakers for making this first EMBL conference on hematopoietic stem cells a success! (3rd - 5th June 2016)

Karima Kissa, Christophe Lancrin, Cristina Lo Celso and Catherine Robin

Thanks to Karima Kissa, Cristina Lo Celso and Catherine Robin for organising this EMBL HSC conference with me! (3rd - 5th June 2016)

Congratulations to our winners for the best poster at the EMBL HSC conference! (3rd - 5th June 2016)

 

February 8th: Dr. Ana D'Alessio from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA, gave a very interesting seminar on "A Systematic Approach To Identify Core Transcription Factors That Control Cell Identity". We had a very fruitful discussion. It was a pleasure to meet her.

2015

December 18th: Farewell to Kinga Kosim. We wish her the very best for the future.

December 14th: Dr. Karima Kissa from the Université de Montpellier gave an excellent seminar on "Origin and fate of hematopoietic stem cells in the zebrafish embryo". The scientific discussion we had with her was very nice. It was a pleasure to have her visiting us.

November 2nd: Welcome to Ewa Janosz from Poland! She will do a 10-months internship with us.

October 16th: Prof. Thomas Graf from the Center for Genomic Regulation presented a very interesting seminar entitled "Mechanisms of cell reprogramming" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

October 2nd: Prof. Fred Gage from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies presented an excellent seminar entitled "Neuronal Plasticity and Genomic Diversity" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

September 16th-18th: Isabelle, Maya, Kerstin and Christophe attended the excellent Single Cell Genomics conference in Utrecht.

September 1st: Welcome to Laura Sabou from Romania! She will do a 12-months internship with us.

August 31st: Farewell to Christina Nikolakopoulou. We wish her the very best for her last year of her M.Sc.

July 14th: Farewell to Özge, one of the first 3 members of the lab. After an excellent work during her PhD, she is going to the US to do her post-doctoral research. We hope she will have a lot of success.

July 1st: Prof. David Ginty from Harvad Medical School presented an excellent seminar entitled "Development and organization of the sensory neurons of touch" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

June 30th: Christophe gave a seminar at the first IFOM - EMBL Monterotondo symposium which took place in Milan.

June 24th-27th: Özge and Irina attended the ISSCR 2015 meeting in Stockholm.

June 17th: Prof. Tyler Jacks from the MIT presented an interesting seminar entitled "Engineering the Cancer Genome" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

May 22nd: Prof. Roger Patient from MRC Molecular Haematology Unit presented an excellent seminar entitled "Programming blood stem cells during development" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

May 18th: Welcome to Morgan Oatley from Australia! She is starting a PhD with us today.

April 29th: Prof. Austin Smith from the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute presented a captivating seminar entitled "Design Principles of Pluripotency" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

April 22nd: Prof. Elena Cattaneo from the Università degli Studi di Milano presented an excellent seminar entitled "Huntington's Disease and the story of its 800 million-year-old gene" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

March 10th: Özge successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Congratulations to her!

March 9th: Christophe gave a seminar at the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine in Heidelberg, Germany.

February 20th: Sir Paul Nurse, from The Royal Society and The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, presented a very interesting seminar entitled "Controlling the Cell Cycle" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

January 26th: Christophe gave a seminar at the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC) in Barcelona, Spain.

January 7th: Welcome to Kinga Kosim from Poland! She will do a 12-months internship with us.

2014

December 11th: Christmas Dinner

September 15th: Farewell to Ana Santos.

September 9th to 11th: Christophe attended a very interesting conference on Single Cell Genomics in Stockholm, Sweden.

September 1st: Welcome to Christina Nikolakopoulou from Greece! She will do a 12-months internship with us.

August 21st to 24th: Özge went to present a poster at the ISEH 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting conference in Montréal, Canada. It was a very interesting conference.

July 7th: Farewell to Yannicka Mardenborough who ended her internship with us.

June 27th: Prof. Mitinori Saitou from the Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, gave an excellent seminar entitled "Mechanism and reconstitution in vitro of mammalian germ cell development" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

June 20th: EMBL Monterotondo 15th Anniversary celebration

May 30th: Prof. Larry Swansson from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, gave a very interesting talk entitled "Cortical connectomics" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

May 9th: Pr. James Sharpe from the Centre for Genomic Regulation , Barcelona, Spain, gave an inspiring talk entitled "In-silico organogenesis: towards a multiscale model of limb development".

May 5th: Prof. Christine Mummery from the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, gave an excellent seminar on "Cardiovascular derivatives of pluripotent stem cells: the new patient?" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

April 11th: Prof. René Medema,  from The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Division of Cell Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, gave a very interesting seminar entitled "Exploring the anti-cancer activity of Mps1 inhibitors in mouse models" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

March 28th: Prof. Ralf Adams,  from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine Department of Tissue Morphogenesis, Muenster, Germany, gave an excellent seminar entitled "Molecular regulation of angiogenesis" as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

February 14th: Prof Heiko Lickertfrom the Institute of Diabetes & Regeneration Research (Munich, Germany) gave an excellent seminar on Beta cell development and regeneration”. The scientific discussion we had with him was very interesting. It was a pleasure to have him visiting us.

February 3rd: Welcome to Yannicka Mardenborough from Holland! She will do a 5-months internship with us.

January 31st: Farewell to Cemre Celen who ended her internship with us

January 17th: Welcome to Ana Santos from Portugal! She is starting her EMBL interdisciplinary post-doc today.

2013

December 16th: Christmas dinner.

November 8th: Prof. Sean Morrison, from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, Texas, USA) presented an outstanding seminar entitled “The regulation of stem cell self-renewal” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

September 30th: Welcome to Cemre Celen from Turkey! She will do an internship with us until January 2014.

September 27th: Prof. Amanda Fisher, from the Medical Research Council, Clinical Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London (London, UK) presented an excellent seminar about “Reprogramming and Cellular Dominance” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

September 19th: Farewell to Gülce Perçin who ended her internship with us.

September 15th until September 18th: Özge, Kerstin, Irina, Isabelle and Christophe attended the ISSCR regional forum in Florence (Italy) focused on Stem Cells in Translation. That was an excellent meeting with top speakers in the stem cell field.

September 6th: Farewell to Yang Zhang who will start his PhD is Sweden at the beginning of 2014.

August 22nd until 25th: Özge and Christophe attended the very good 42nd ISEH meeting in Vienna (Austria).

July 5th: Prof. David Bartel, from the Whitehead Institute (Cambridge, MA, USA) presented an excellent seminar on “MicroRNAs and other regulatory RNAs” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

June 28th: Dr Eran Hornstein, our fourth guest of the year gave us a very nice seminar on miRNAs and their role in differentiation and adult cell identity. The quality of his research was impressive and we gained new insights on the functions of miRNAs.

June 24th: Welcome to Gülce Perçin from Turkey! She will do a summer internship with us until September for her B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetic.

May 31st: Dr Caetano Reis e Sousa from the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (London, UK) gave an excellent seminar on Innate regulation of adaptive immunity by dendritic cells” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

May 14th: Prof Achim Leutz, our third guest of the year gave us an excellent seminar on the transcription factor C/EBPbeta and myeloid plasticity. The quality of his research was impressive and we gained precious insight on epigenetics and cell differentiation. We had a great pleasure to have him in Monterotondo.

February 22nd: Dr Kerry Tucker from the University of Heidelberg was our second guest of the year. He gave a very interesting talk about “Primary cilia control neural development: Lessons from a green mouse”.

February 1st: Welcome to Isabelle Bergiers from Belgium! She is our first post-doctoral scientist.

January 11th: We had the pleasure to host Prof. Frank Rosenbauer, our first guest of the year. He gave us a very interesting seminar about the molecular mechanisms that control hematopoietic stem cell function and leukemia development.

2012

December 18th: Christmas dinner.

November 23rd: We had the pleasure to host Dr Anna Bigas, our eighth guest of the year. She talked about a very impressive work on the role of Notch in the regulation of hematopoietic stem cell development in the mouse embryo. The scientific discussion with her was very fruitful.

October 29th: Welcome to Yang Zhang from China! He is starting his one-year internship today.

October 20th: Farewell to James Ding.

October 1st: Welcome to Irina Pinheiro from Portugal! She is starting her PhD today.

September 28th: Farewell to Ezgi Bulca who ended her internship with us.

September 28th: It was a pleasure to host Dr Mark Coles, our seventh guest of the year. He gave us a very interesting seminar on lymphoid organogenesis. We enjoyed the scientific discussions we had with him.

August 31st: Farewell to Madhu Elango who ended her internship with us.

August 29th until August 31st: Christophe gave a talk at the EMBL Conference Stem Cells in Cancer and Regenerative Medicine in Heidelberg (Germany).

July 3rd: We had the pleasure to host Prof Iannis Aifantis, our sixth guest of the year. He gave a very impressive seminar on the mechanisms leading to the formation of different types of leukemia. We really learned a lot from him.

June 5th: Advance online publication in the Blood Journal of Özge’s first paper: “GFI1 and GFI1B control the loss of endothelial identity of hemogenic endothelium during hematopoietic commitment”. Congratulations!

June 1st: We had the great pleasure to host Dr Cristina Lo Celso, our fifth guest of the year. She is an expert on imaging in vivo the hematopoietic stem cells niche in the mouse. She gave an excellent seminar and the discussion with her was very fruitful.

June 1st: Welcome to Ezgi Bulca from Turkey who will do a summer internship with us until September for her B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics.

May 28th: We had the pleasure to host Dr Johannes Zuber, our fourth guest of the year. He gave an excellent seminar about using in vivo RNAi technology to discover new drug targets to treat cancer. We also enjoyed a lot discussing with him.

April 27th: We had the pleasure to receive Dr Taija Mäkinen, our third guest of the year. She gave a very interesting seminar about the development of the murine lymphatic system. We enjoyed the high quality of her work as well as the scientific discussion we had together.

April 20th: Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch, from the Whitehead Institute and Department of Biology, MIT, (Cambridge, USA) presented an outstanding seminar on “Stem cells, pluripotency and nuclear reprogramming” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

April 13th: Dr. Genevieve Almouzni,  Director of the Department "Nuclear Dynamics and Genome Plasticity", Institut Curie (Paris, France), presented a very interesting seminar on “(hetero)chromatin assembly and nuclear organization” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

March 26th: Prof Frank Buchholz, a leader in the field of functional genomics, was our second guest of the year. He gave a seminar entitled “From RNAi screens to molecular function”. We have all been impressed by the quality of his research.

February 24th: Prof. Susan Gasser, from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, (Basel, Switzerland) gave an excellent seminar on “Nuclear organization in disease and development” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

February 10th: Dr Catherine Robin is our first guest of the year. She came to EMBL Monterotondo to give a talk on “On the origin of hematopoietic stem cells”. It was an excellent seminar showing high-level research. We all greatly appreciated her visit.

January 13th: Prof. Olivier Pourquié, Director of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (Illkirch, France) presented an excellent seminar on “Patterning the vertebrate embryonic axis” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

January 9th: Welcome to Madhu Elango from India, our first Master student!

2011

December 12th: Prof. Shin-Ichi Nishikawa, one of the leaders in the field of developmental hematopoiesis, came to give a seminar at EMBL Monterotondo on “Development of hematopoietic stem cell explained; an outline of the final scenario”. It was a great honor to have him here.

November 25th: Prof. Catherine Dulac, Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, US, present an outstanding seminar on “Sex Battles in the Brain: Genomic Imprinting in the Mouse Developing and Adult Brain” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

November 18th: We had the pleasure to have our first guest, Dr Henrique Veiga-Fernandes from the IMM in Lisbon. He gave an excellent seminar on “Neurotrophic factors and immune cell functions”.

October 7th: Prof. Susan Lindquist, Member of Whitehead Institute, Professor of Biology at MIT and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Cambridge, USA) presented an excellent seminar entitled “Can Simple Cells Model Complex Human Diseases?” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

September 5th: Welcome to James Ding from England, our new PhD student!

May 13th: Prof. Janet Rossant, from the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute (Toronto, Canada) gave a very good seminar on “Stem cells and lineage development in the mammalian blastocyst” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

April 15th: Prof. Sir David Baulcombe from the University of Cambridge (UK), gave a very interesting seminar on “Small RNA and epigenetics” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

March 24th: Prof. Phillip Zamore, from UMASS Medical School (Worcester, USA) gave an excellent seminar on “What Fruit Flies Teach Us About RNA Silencing” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

January 28th: Prof. Alexander Rudensky, from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA) presented an excellent seminar on “Regulatory T cells: guardians of the immune homeostasis” as part of our eminent speaker seminar series.

January 3rd: The lab is opening! Welcome to Kerstin Ganter from Germany (Research Technician) and Özge Vargel from Turkey (PhD student)!