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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[…]

Bioinformatics position in a new informatics cluster supporting the Centers for Stem Cell Biology and Protein Research

Posted by on September 7th, 2017

 The position will provide bioinformatics support, develop new pipelines, and organize practical courses to help our scientists analyze and interpret their next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Bioinformatics position in the new informatics cluster supporting the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centers for Stem Cell Biology and Protein Research. The position will provide bioinformatics support, develop new pipelines, and[…]

DanStem is taking stem cell research to the next phase

Posted by on August 24th, 2017

With a new grant of almost 15 million EUR from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, DanStem scientists will be focused on a new programme for translational hematology. The Programme could have a major impact on treatment of haematological malignancies. The primary aim is to identify novel treatments for patients with blood cancers AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) and[…]

Cells are much smarter than we give them credit for

Posted by on July 13th, 2017

In the very earliest stages of life, mammalian cells multiply and form the embryo. New research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that this process might be much simpler than we thought. The development of the embryo can be cut down to the cell’s ability to count their neighboring cells. The article ‘Four simple rules[…]

Postdoc in gene regulation to join The Ferretti group at DanStem

Posted by on June 16th, 2017

We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious candidate to join the research activities within our stem cell and developmental biology projects. About us DanStem comprises of two sections: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology that addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology (BasicStem). The Strategic Translational Stem[…]