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Stem Cells Pave the Way for new treatment of diabetes

Posted by on November 7th, 2017

A new stem cell study conducted at the University of Copenhagen shows how we may increase the vital production of insulin in patients suffering from diabetes. The discovery helps to more efficiently at less cost make insulin-producing beta cells from human stem cells. Therefore, the research paves the way for more effective treatment of diabetes.[…]

Regulation of cell polarity by EGF signaling controls both organ architecture and cell fate

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017

Scientists at DanStem discovered that cells’ sense of direction (cell polarity) determines their destiny. By discovering the signals that control cell polarity in the developing organism, scientists can now mimic it in a test tube and control the fate of human stem cells. The results accelerate the efforts to generate specialized cells, e.g. insulin-producing beta[…]

Lab technicians in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-based Cell Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by on October 19th, 2017

The goal of this project is to engineer therapeutically active islet-like aggregates for future cell therapy phase 1 trials in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Job description  The laboratory technicians will be responsible for the maintenance of the human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lab. The work will include expansion of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem[…]

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD: Application for 2018 is open

Posted by on October 18th, 2017

The CPH Bioscience PhD programme is designed for international talents to come to Denmark and start their research careers at one of the NNF Research Centers. The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme recruits up to 16 motivated international students annually to launch their careers in the vibrant scientific environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers in Copenhagen.[…]

Highly motivated Animal Technician to join DanStem (University of Copenhagen)

Posted by on October 12th, 2017

We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious candidate to join the Semb group as soon as possible upon agreement. The animal technician will focus on the set-up and practical delivery of in-vivo studies. The position is time-limited to 1 year with a possible extension.   Job description   The animal technician will focus on[…]

Investigating family trees in the fetal pancreas reveals that some cells contribute more than others

Posted by on September 27th, 2017

Organs develop from a few founding cells that divide to produce descendants. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, the group of Professor Anne Grapin-Botton at DanStem shows that some of the cells in the community forming the pancreas will make large family trees while others will generate a few daughters or[…]

A new role for Insulin as a Vital Factor in Maintaining Stem Cells

Posted by on September 26th, 2017

New research conducted at the stem cell centre, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen shows that insulin is a key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency in mammals. When large amounts of Insulin are around, stem cells retain their ability to make all the cell types in the body. However, too little insulin leads to[…]

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017

In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research at the University of Copenhagen, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have[…]

Postdoc position in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-based Cell Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

The goal of this project is to engineer therapeutically active islet-like aggregates for future cell therapy phase 1 trials in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Job Description: We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with a strong cell biological and cell signaling background in directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cell biology. Experience in differentiation towards[…]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Cell Biology of Tubulogenesis and its impact on Cell Differentiation

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with a strong developmental biology/cell signaling background and/or a biological image processing background to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of lumenogenesis and tubulogenesis and their role in balancing cell proliferation and differentiation of multipotent progenitors in the developing pancreas. Background: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem[…]