Esteemed colleagues from reNEW elected members of EMBO

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine is proud to announce that CEO and Executive Director of reNEW, Professor Mellissa H. Little and Principal Investigator at reNEW’s Copenhagen node, Professor Joshua Brickman, have this year been elected members of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization – EMBO.

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Associate Professor Jan J. Zylicz

4M euros for research into nuclear metabolism

Associate Professor Jan Żylicz from reNEW Copenhagen node, as part of an international consortium, has been awarded an MSCA Doctoral Networks Grant for project; NUCLEAR – metabolic regulation of genome function and cell identity.

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Associate Professor Jan J. Zylicz

4M euros for research into nuclear metabolism

Associate Professor Jan Żylicz from reNEW Copenhagen node, as part of an international consortium, has been awarded an MSCA Doctoral Networks Grant for project; NUCLEAR – metabolic regulation of genome function and cell identity.

The Serup Group in Copenhagen break new ground on the development of a stem cell therapy to treat diabetes

Assistant Professor Philip Seymour, former Assistant Professor Nina Funa and PhD student Heidi Mjøseng, with colleagues from the Serup Group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, have had a paper published in Stem Cell Reports investigating further development of a cellular therapy to replace the lost insulin-producing beta cells in type one diabetics.

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The Serup Group in Copenhagen break new ground on the development of a stem cell therapy to treat diabetes

Assistant Professor Philip Seymour, former Assistant Professor Nina Funa and PhD student Heidi Mjøseng, with colleagues from the Serup Group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, have had a paper published in Stem Cell Reports investigating further development of a cellular therapy to replace the lost insulin-producing beta cells in type one diabetics.

PhD student discovers that a cell type previously thought to be a source of nutrients can make an embryo on its own

Madeleine Linneberg-Agerholm, and colleagues in the Brickman group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, have had a paper published in Cell, following the discovery of the remarkable memory contained within a cell type previously thought to be a source of nutrients for the early embryo.

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PhD student discovers that a cell type previously thought to be a source of nutrients can make an embryo on its own

Madeleine Linneberg-Agerholm, and colleagues in the Brickman group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, have had a paper published in Cell, following the discovery of the remarkable memory contained within a cell type previously thought to be a source of nutrients for the early embryo.

Winner of inaugural reNEW ECR Publication Award announced!

On Thursday 13 June, the reNEW Early Career Research Committee organized a reNEW ECR Mini-Symposium. The Symposium included the announcement of the winner of the inaugural ECR Publication Award, which celebrated and acknowledged the outstanding research contributions of our ECRs across the international nodes.

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Winner of inaugural reNEW ECR Publication Award announced!

On Thursday 13 June, the reNEW Early Career Research Committee organized a reNEW ECR Mini-Symposium. The Symposium included the announcement of the winner of the inaugural ECR Publication Award, which celebrated and acknowledged the outstanding research contributions of our ECRs across the international nodes.

World infertility awareness month – towards solutions

Being able to get pregnant is not a given. Infertility affects around 17,5% of the adult population, both men and women, which is equivalent to 1 in 6 people. World Infertility Awareness Month aims to create awareness about this global problem.

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World infertility awareness month – towards solutions

Being able to get pregnant is not a given. Infertility affects around 17,5% of the adult population, both men and women, which is equivalent to 1 in 6 people. World Infertility Awareness Month aims to create awareness about this global problem.

Professor Ton Rabelink, Netherlands Node Director

Ton Rabelink receives ERC Advanced Grant for research on metabolism in kidney repair

Prof. Ton Rabelink, reNEW Leiden PI, has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.5 million euros. With the grant, Rabelink will further his research on tissue repair after kidney injury.

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Professor Ton Rabelink, Netherlands Node Director

Ton Rabelink receives ERC Advanced Grant for research on metabolism in kidney repair

Prof. Ton Rabelink, reNEW Leiden PI, has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.5 million euros. With the grant, Rabelink will further his research on tissue repair after kidney injury.

Progress and potential of reNEW research showcased at the Annual Scientific Meeting

The third reNEW Annual Scientific Meeting took place 27 – 31 May in Melbourne, enabling valuable knowledge exchange and fostering collaboration between our researchers across all three reNEW nodes.

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Progress and potential of reNEW research showcased at the Annual Scientific Meeting

The third reNEW Annual Scientific Meeting took place 27 – 31 May in Melbourne, enabling valuable knowledge exchange and fostering collaboration between our researchers across all three reNEW nodes.

Reprogrammed neurons may fool you!

Associate Professor Agnete Kirkeby, from reNEW Copenhagen, has published the paper Forced LMX1A expression induces dorsal neural fates and disrupts patterning of human embryonic stem cells into ventral midbrain dopaminergic neurons, in Stem Cell Reports.

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Reprogrammed neurons may fool you!

Associate Professor Agnete Kirkeby, from reNEW Copenhagen, has published the paper Forced LMX1A expression induces dorsal neural fates and disrupts patterning of human embryonic stem cells into ventral midbrain dopaminergic neurons, in Stem Cell Reports.

Donor kidneys live longer outside the body thanks to new perfusion method

Researchers from the lab of reNEW Leiden PI Ton Rabelink and AI Marten Engelse have developed a new method to keep donor kidneys alive outside the body for longer.

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Donor kidneys live longer outside the body thanks to new perfusion method

Researchers from the lab of reNEW Leiden PI Ton Rabelink and AI Marten Engelse have developed a new method to keep donor kidneys alive outside the body for longer.

3.5M euros for research into embryonic implantation

How does the embryo implant into the uterus? 11 researchers, including reNEW Leiden PI Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes, receive a MSCA Doctoral Networks Grant worth 3.5M euros to investigate this understudied and poorly understood process.

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3.5M euros for research into embryonic implantation

How does the embryo implant into the uterus? 11 researchers, including reNEW Leiden PI Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes, receive a MSCA Doctoral Networks Grant worth 3.5M euros to investigate this understudied and poorly understood process.

An academic perspective on the EMA guidelines for medicines containing genetically modified cells

reNEW researchers have, in collaboration with the European Medicines Agency, published a commentary on the updated Guidelines for the development and evaluation of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells.

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An academic perspective on the EMA guidelines for medicines containing genetically modified cells

reNEW researchers have, in collaboration with the European Medicines Agency, published a commentary on the updated Guidelines for the development and evaluation of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells.

Sean Humphrey receives two prestigious awards for brain cancer research

Dr Sean Humphrey, who manages the reNEW Functional Phosphoproteomics Platform, has been awarded the Peter Doherty Investigator Award, the highest ranked recipient of a research grant in the Emerging Leadership category, by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC).

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Sean Humphrey receives two prestigious awards for brain cancer research

Dr Sean Humphrey, who manages the reNEW Functional Phosphoproteomics Platform, has been awarded the Peter Doherty Investigator Award, the highest ranked recipient of a research grant in the Emerging Leadership category, by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC).

More than 460 High school students join reNEW UniStem Day to embark on a journey of scientific discovery

High school students across reNEW’s nodes in Denmark, the Netherlands and Victoria, Australia, joined reNEW’s UniStem Day 2024 events, each designed to provide students an opportunity to learn, discovery and discuss the power and potential of stem cell research, to transform medicine.

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More than 460 High school students join reNEW UniStem Day to embark on a journey of scientific discovery

High school students across reNEW’s nodes in Denmark, the Netherlands and Victoria, Australia, joined reNEW’s UniStem Day 2024 events, each designed to provide students an opportunity to learn, discovery and discuss the power and potential of stem cell research, to transform medicine.

Professor Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes

New knowledge on reproductive biology

Research in the lab of Professor Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes (reNEW Leiden) has resulted in three publications. Two research papers, published in Developmental Cell and Cell Reports Medicine, present new knowledge on human reproduction and developmental biology of the reproductive organs.

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Professor Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes

New knowledge on reproductive biology

Research in the lab of Professor Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes (reNEW Leiden) has resulted in three publications. Two research papers, published in Developmental Cell and Cell Reports Medicine, present new knowledge on human reproduction and developmental biology of the reproductive organs.

Professor Frank Staal

Frank Staal receives Rare Angel Award

Professor Frank Staal, reNEW Leiden PI, has received a prestigious Rare Angel Award for his ongoing research on stem cell based gene therapies for hereditary immune deficiencies.

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Professor Frank Staal

Frank Staal receives Rare Angel Award

Professor Frank Staal, reNEW Leiden PI, has received a prestigious Rare Angel Award for his ongoing research on stem cell based gene therapies for hereditary immune deficiencies.

Alberto Dinarello has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Postdoc Alberto Dinarello from the Brickman Group has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Union to identify the mechanisms through which chromatin reconfiguration prepares ventral foregut stem cells for onward differentiation.

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Alberto Dinarello has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Postdoc Alberto Dinarello from the Brickman Group has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Union to identify the mechanisms through which chromatin reconfiguration prepares ventral foregut stem cells for onward differentiation.

Navigating the online forest: information about stem cells in the era of AI

The internet has revolutionized the accessibility of information about stem cells, but it also presents challenges in discerning reliable sources from misinformation. The way information is filtered and presented online is constantly changing. Now the arrival of AI adds to the complexity.

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Navigating the online forest: information about stem cells in the era of AI

The internet has revolutionized the accessibility of information about stem cells, but it also presents challenges in discerning reliable sources from misinformation. The way information is filtered and presented online is constantly changing. Now the arrival of AI adds to the complexity.

A new platform for studying the effects of probiotics on the human gut

Traditional laboratory models do not accurately replicate the human gut. This is a challenge for research on gut health in general and probiotics in particular.

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A new platform for studying the effects of probiotics on the human gut

Traditional laboratory models do not accurately replicate the human gut. This is a challenge for research on gut health in general and probiotics in particular.

Melbourne researchers show how COVID-19 infects the kidney

Using lab-grown kidney tissue made from human stem cells, researchers across Melbourne have, for the first time, been able show how SARS-CoV-2 enters and directly infects the kidney cells.

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Melbourne researchers show how COVID-19 infects the kidney

Using lab-grown kidney tissue made from human stem cells, researchers across Melbourne have, for the first time, been able show how SARS-CoV-2 enters and directly infects the kidney cells.

StemScreen Inaugural Meeting Showcases Potential of Stem Cell-based Drug Screening

The StemScreen Center for Stem Cell-based Disease Modelling and Drug Screening held its first annual network meeting on Friday February 9 at Panum, University of Copenhagen.

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StemScreen Inaugural Meeting Showcases Potential of Stem Cell-based Drug Screening

The StemScreen Center for Stem Cell-based Disease Modelling and Drug Screening held its first annual network meeting on Friday February 9 at Panum, University of Copenhagen.

Professor Palle Serup

Vale Palle Serup

It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Palle Serup. Just before Christmas, Palle passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with metastatic cancer.

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Professor Palle Serup

Vale Palle Serup

It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Palle Serup. Just before Christmas, Palle passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with metastatic cancer.

Professor Kim. B Jensen, Denmark Deputy Node Director

Change of leadership within the reNEW Copenhagen Node

On January 8, Professor Kim Jensen has stepped into the position of Node Director of the Copenhagen Node of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine – reNEW in place of Professor Melissa Little.

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Professor Kim. B Jensen, Denmark Deputy Node Director

Change of leadership within the reNEW Copenhagen Node

On January 8, Professor Kim Jensen has stepped into the position of Node Director of the Copenhagen Node of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine – reNEW in place of Professor Melissa Little.

A shot to the heart – Dutch Research Council grant for Dr. Ben Johnson

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Dr. Ben Johnson (reNEW Leiden) an Open Competition ENW-XS grant. Johnson will use the grant to develop a stem cell-based model to simulate human heart attacks in a petri dish.

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A shot to the heart – Dutch Research Council grant for Dr. Ben Johnson

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Dr. Ben Johnson (reNEW Leiden) an Open Competition ENW-XS grant. Johnson will use the grant to develop a stem cell-based model to simulate human heart attacks in a petri dish.

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck recognized for significant impact on kidney research

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck has been awarded a University of Melbourne Medical School’s Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women, recognizing the significant impact Dr Vanslambrouck has made on kidney research.

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Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck recognized for significant impact on kidney research

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck has been awarded a University of Melbourne Medical School’s Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women, recognizing the significant impact Dr Vanslambrouck has made on kidney research.

Stem cell-derived human embryo models – an ethical perspective

The rise of stem cell-derived human embryo models has revived ethical discussions surrounding human embryo research. PREPARE researchers Megan Munsie (reNEW Melbourne PI) and Nienke de Graeff (reNEW Leiden AI) were joined by Lien de Proost (LUMC) to discuss new and recurring ethical questions on this topic in two recent publications.

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Stem cell-derived human embryo models – an ethical perspective

The rise of stem cell-derived human embryo models has revived ethical discussions surrounding human embryo research. PREPARE researchers Megan Munsie (reNEW Melbourne PI) and Nienke de Graeff (reNEW Leiden AI) were joined by Lien de Proost (LUMC) to discuss new and recurring ethical questions on this topic in two recent publications.

New magneto-active scaffolds as 3D model to study skeletal muscle

Researchers from the labs of reNEW Leiden PI Niels Geijsen (LUMC) and Miguel Castilho (TU/e) have developed printed scaffolds of magnetized microfibers to study skeletal muscle tissue in 3D.

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New magneto-active scaffolds as 3D model to study skeletal muscle

Researchers from the labs of reNEW Leiden PI Niels Geijsen (LUMC) and Miguel Castilho (TU/e) have developed printed scaffolds of magnetized microfibers to study skeletal muscle tissue in 3D.

Associate professor Jakub Sedzinski from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski Awarded ERC Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski, from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen node, and his team, a two million euro grant for their work on understanding how mechanical forces regulate embryo development.

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Associate professor Jakub Sedzinski from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski Awarded ERC Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski, from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen node, and his team, a two million euro grant for their work on understanding how mechanical forces regulate embryo development.

Professor Ton Rabelink, Netherlands Node Director

It takes two – immune evasion in kidney organoid transplantation

Researchers from the lab of reNEW PI Ton Rabelink have discovered in collaboration with Arnaud Zaldumbide (LUMC) that knockout of HLA class 1 by itself is insufficient to protect transplanted kidney organoids from T-cell mediated rejection.

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Professor Ton Rabelink, Netherlands Node Director

It takes two – immune evasion in kidney organoid transplantation

Researchers from the lab of reNEW PI Ton Rabelink have discovered in collaboration with Arnaud Zaldumbide (LUMC) that knockout of HLA class 1 by itself is insufficient to protect transplanted kidney organoids from T-cell mediated rejection.

reNEW funds gene therapy trial in Australia that cures immune disorder

Researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW expand their on-going gene therapy trial on children suffering from RAG-1 deficient Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (RAG-1 SCID) from the Netherlands to Australia.

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reNEW funds gene therapy trial in Australia that cures immune disorder

Researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW expand their on-going gene therapy trial on children suffering from RAG-1 deficient Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (RAG-1 SCID) from the Netherlands to Australia.

Collaborative research to uncover insights into age-related loss of muscle, find novel treatments

Researchers from reNEW Melbourne will be part of a multi-centre collaborative research project that will investigate age-related muscle loss called sarcopenia.

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Collaborative research to uncover insights into age-related loss of muscle, find novel treatments

Researchers from reNEW Melbourne will be part of a multi-centre collaborative research project that will investigate age-related muscle loss called sarcopenia.

Meet the winner of the reNEW ARTxSCIENCE competition!

Congratulations to PhD fellow Antar Drews from the Zylicz lab, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen for winning first prize in the first reNEW ARTxSCIENCE Competition.

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Meet the winner of the reNEW ARTxSCIENCE competition!

Congratulations to PhD fellow Antar Drews from the Zylicz lab, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen for winning first prize in the first reNEW ARTxSCIENCE Competition.

Advanced stem-cell derived kidneys accelerate progress towards treatments

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck and her team at reNEW Melbourne, based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, have advanced our ability to grow complex models of human kidney tissue to benefit kidney disease understanding and treatment.

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Advanced stem-cell derived kidneys accelerate progress towards treatments

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck and her team at reNEW Melbourne, based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, have advanced our ability to grow complex models of human kidney tissue to benefit kidney disease understanding and treatment.

Behind the scenes of a novel stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of normal motor control, leading to rigidity, slow movements, tremor, and difficulties walking. The disease affects approximately 1% of people above the age of 60 and, with an aging population, its prevalence is increasing.

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Behind the scenes of a novel stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of normal motor control, leading to rigidity, slow movements, tremor, and difficulties walking. The disease affects approximately 1% of people above the age of 60 and, with an aging population, its prevalence is increasing.

reNEW enters into partnership with Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator

reNEW enters into partnership with the newly established Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator. Professor Melissa Little, CEO of reNEW and Executive Director of reNEW Copenhagen, is excited about this partnership.

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reNEW enters into partnership with Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator

reNEW enters into partnership with the newly established Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator. Professor Melissa Little, CEO of reNEW and Executive Director of reNEW Copenhagen, is excited about this partnership.

reNEW secures access to new drug screening resources

All reNEW nodes now have access to large compound libraries for drug screening and drug development research. This access has been secured through reNEW membership of Compounds Australia and will help identifying potential therapeutic compounds through the stem cell-based disease models within reNEW.

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reNEW secures access to new drug screening resources

All reNEW nodes now have access to large compound libraries for drug screening and drug development research. This access has been secured through reNEW membership of Compounds Australia and will help identifying potential therapeutic compounds through the stem cell-based disease models within reNEW.

Inheritance of information in proteins guard cell identify and stem cell function

Does the inheritance of factors other than our genes influence the proper functioning of cells during our lifespan? New research published in Nature Genetics demonstrate that this is the case.

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Inheritance of information in proteins guard cell identify and stem cell function

Does the inheritance of factors other than our genes influence the proper functioning of cells during our lifespan? New research published in Nature Genetics demonstrate that this is the case.

Promising results: Research at reNEW outlines the mechanisms that control the conversion between fetal and adult intestinal stem cells

It is fascinating to consider how our organs form during development and how they are subsequently replenished during adult life. Just like how we grow from a baby into a child and then into adulthood, organs initially form in an immature state that will go on to mature into fully functional organs.

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Promising results: Research at reNEW outlines the mechanisms that control the conversion between fetal and adult intestinal stem cells

It is fascinating to consider how our organs form during development and how they are subsequently replenished during adult life. Just like how we grow from a baby into a child and then into adulthood, organs initially form in an immature state that will go on to mature into fully functional organs.

A scientist holding an open jar preparing to put liquid in it

reNEW joins research initiative in the areas of neurodegeneration & immuno-oncology

reNEW has teamed up with Danish biotech research company Bioneer and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in a four-year research initiative called DigitSTEM.

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A scientist holding an open jar preparing to put liquid in it

reNEW joins research initiative in the areas of neurodegeneration & immuno-oncology

reNEW has teamed up with Danish biotech research company Bioneer and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in a four-year research initiative called DigitSTEM.

Associate Professor Jan J. Zylicz

Associate Professor Żylicz awarded ERC Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Jan Żylicz and his team a 1,5 million euro grant for their work on unravelling specificity of epi-metabolic regulation in development.

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Associate Professor Jan J. Zylicz

Associate Professor Żylicz awarded ERC Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Jan Żylicz and his team a 1,5 million euro grant for their work on unravelling specificity of epi-metabolic regulation in development.

Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona

Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona has been awarded a Leo Foundation Grant to identify what factors improve the self-renewal of skin stem cells in the adult

The Leo Foundation has granted Associated Professor Aragona and her team a 4 million DKK grant for their work on identifying factors that improve stem cell self-renewal. The fund is awarded for a period of three years.

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Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona

Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona has been awarded a Leo Foundation Grant to identify what factors improve the self-renewal of skin stem cells in the adult

The Leo Foundation has granted Associated Professor Aragona and her team a 4 million DKK grant for their work on identifying factors that improve stem cell self-renewal. The fund is awarded for a period of three years.

reNEW Leadership highlights the need for standards in organoid research

The term “organoid” has experienced a significant increase in use in recent years due to advancements in biomedical research and the field of regenerative medicine.

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reNEW Leadership highlights the need for standards in organoid research

The term “organoid” has experienced a significant increase in use in recent years due to advancements in biomedical research and the field of regenerative medicine.

Dr Leanne Rees awarded Travelling Fellowship

Dr Leanne Rees has been awarded the QUT  Alan Mackay‐Sim Spinal Cord Injury Travelling Fellowship, which aims to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for people with a spinal cord injury.

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Dr Leanne Rees awarded Travelling Fellowship

Dr Leanne Rees has been awarded the QUT  Alan Mackay‐Sim Spinal Cord Injury Travelling Fellowship, which aims to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for people with a spinal cord injury.

Professor Christine L. Mummery

How to repair a damaged heart: key mechanism behind heart regeneration in zebrafish and human cells revealed

Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, are a leading cause of death worldwide resulting from a limited self-healing power of…
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Professor Christine L. Mummery

How to repair a damaged heart: key mechanism behind heart regeneration in zebrafish and human cells revealed

Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, are a leading cause of death worldwide resulting from a limited self-healing power of…

Researchers uncover how gene that increases risk of genetic heart disease works, paving way for new treatments

Researchers have discovered how a gene that increases the risk of developing genetic heart disease functions, paving the way for…
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Researchers uncover how gene that increases risk of genetic heart disease works, paving way for new treatments

Researchers have discovered how a gene that increases the risk of developing genetic heart disease functions, paving the way for…

Bioinformatics facility gain access to groundbreaking spatial technology, deep dive into organoids

reNEW Melbourne’s Bioinformatics Facility, managed by A/Prof Mirana Ramialison, was recently awarded a grant to access to BGI’s Stereo-seq technology.…
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Bioinformatics facility gain access to groundbreaking spatial technology, deep dive into organoids

reNEW Melbourne’s Bioinformatics Facility, managed by A/Prof Mirana Ramialison, was recently awarded a grant to access to BGI’s Stereo-seq technology.…
Associate professor Jakub Sedzinski from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Findings on the mechanical signals behind cell migration – give new clues to cancer research

The latest findings of reNEW’s Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski provide new leads for cancer research and targeted medical therapies. “Our…
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Associate professor Jakub Sedzinski from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Findings on the mechanical signals behind cell migration – give new clues to cancer research

The latest findings of reNEW’s Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski provide new leads for cancer research and targeted medical therapies. “Our…
Researchers standing around reNEW lab at LUMC

A reNEW Nature publication: new method maps the dynamic of metabolism in individual cells and advances research

LUMC researchers have developed a new method to map the dynamic of metabolism in individual cells. They show that this…
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Researchers standing around reNEW lab at LUMC

A reNEW Nature publication: new method maps the dynamic of metabolism in individual cells and advances research

LUMC researchers have developed a new method to map the dynamic of metabolism in individual cells. They show that this…
Professor at MCRI, reNEW, Ed Stanley

Immune cell model paves way for new treatments targeting common infection amongst immunocompromised children

reNEW Melbourne researchers have successfully engineered human immune cells to model an infection common among immunocompromised children in a breakthrough…
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Professor at MCRI, reNEW, Ed Stanley

Immune cell model paves way for new treatments targeting common infection amongst immunocompromised children

reNEW Melbourne researchers have successfully engineered human immune cells to model an infection common among immunocompromised children in a breakthrough…

Annual report

Read about our progress in pioneering stem cell research

reNEW ARTxSCIENCE Competition

Discover the power of science combined with artistic expression.

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Esteemed colleagues from reNEW elected members of EMBO

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine is proud to announce that CEO and Executive Director of reNEW, Professor Mellissa H. Little and Principal Investigator at reNEW’s Copenhagen node, Professor Joshua Brickman, have this year been elected members of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization – EMBO.

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Esteemed colleagues from reNEW elected members of EMBO

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine is proud to announce that CEO and Executive Director of reNEW, Professor Mellissa H. Little and Principal Investigator at reNEW’s Copenhagen node, Professor Joshua Brickman, have this year been elected members of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization – EMBO.

Associate Professor Jan J. Zylicz

4M euros for research into nuclear metabolism

Associate Professor Jan Żylicz from reNEW Copenhagen node, as part of an international consortium, has been awarded an MSCA Doctoral Networks Grant for project; NUCLEAR – metabolic regulation of genome function and cell identity.

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Associate Professor Jan J. Zylicz

4M euros for research into nuclear metabolism

Associate Professor Jan Żylicz from reNEW Copenhagen node, as part of an international consortium, has been awarded an MSCA Doctoral Networks Grant for project; NUCLEAR – metabolic regulation of genome function and cell identity.

Annual report

Read about our progress in pioneering stem cell research

reNEW podcast

Heard the reNEW podcast? Listen here

Media contact

For press related enquiries, please contact

Markela Dedopoulos, Head of Communication and Engagement

Markela Dedopoulos
Head of Communication & Engagement
Tel. +45 9356 5069
Email: renew@sund.ku.dk

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reNEW logo

A reNEW logo package for both print and digital design purposes is available here

ARTx

SCIENCE

Visit the reNEW ARTxSCIENCE gallery to learn more about the scientific discoveries shaping the future of healthcare.

The Serup Group in Copenhagen break new ground on the development of a stem cell therapy to treat diabetes

Assistant Professor Philip Seymour, former Assistant Professor Nina Funa and PhD student Heidi Mjøseng, with colleagues from the Serup Group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, have had a paper published in Stem Cell Reports investigating further development of a cellular therapy to replace the lost insulin-producing beta cells in type one diabetics.

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The Serup Group in Copenhagen break new ground on the development of a stem cell therapy to treat diabetes

Assistant Professor Philip Seymour, former Assistant Professor Nina Funa and PhD student Heidi Mjøseng, with colleagues from the Serup Group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, have had a paper published in Stem Cell Reports investigating further development of a cellular therapy to replace the lost insulin-producing beta cells in type one diabetics.

PhD student discovers that a cell type previously thought to be a source of nutrients can make an embryo on its own

Madeleine Linneberg-Agerholm, and colleagues in the Brickman group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, have had a paper published in Cell, following the discovery of the remarkable memory contained within a cell type previously thought to be a source of nutrients for the early embryo.

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PhD student discovers that a cell type previously thought to be a source of nutrients can make an embryo on its own

Madeleine Linneberg-Agerholm, and colleagues in the Brickman group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, have had a paper published in Cell, following the discovery of the remarkable memory contained within a cell type previously thought to be a source of nutrients for the early embryo.

Winner of inaugural reNEW ECR Publication Award announced!

On Thursday 13 June, the reNEW Early Career Research Committee organized a reNEW ECR Mini-Symposium. The Symposium included the announcement of the winner of the inaugural ECR Publication Award, which celebrated and acknowledged the outstanding research contributions of our ECRs across the international nodes.

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Winner of inaugural reNEW ECR Publication Award announced!

On Thursday 13 June, the reNEW Early Career Research Committee organized a reNEW ECR Mini-Symposium. The Symposium included the announcement of the winner of the inaugural ECR Publication Award, which celebrated and acknowledged the outstanding research contributions of our ECRs across the international nodes.

World infertility awareness month – towards solutions

Being able to get pregnant is not a given. Infertility affects around 17,5% of the adult population, both men and women, which is equivalent to 1 in 6 people. World Infertility Awareness Month aims to create awareness about this global problem.

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World infertility awareness month – towards solutions

Being able to get pregnant is not a given. Infertility affects around 17,5% of the adult population, both men and women, which is equivalent to 1 in 6 people. World Infertility Awareness Month aims to create awareness about this global problem.

Professor Ton Rabelink, Netherlands Node Director

Ton Rabelink receives ERC Advanced Grant for research on metabolism in kidney repair

Prof. Ton Rabelink, reNEW Leiden PI, has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.5 million euros. With the grant, Rabelink will further his research on tissue repair after kidney injury.

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Professor Ton Rabelink, Netherlands Node Director

Ton Rabelink receives ERC Advanced Grant for research on metabolism in kidney repair

Prof. Ton Rabelink, reNEW Leiden PI, has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.5 million euros. With the grant, Rabelink will further his research on tissue repair after kidney injury.

Progress and potential of reNEW research showcased at the Annual Scientific Meeting

The third reNEW Annual Scientific Meeting took place 27 – 31 May in Melbourne, enabling valuable knowledge exchange and fostering collaboration between our researchers across all three reNEW nodes.

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Progress and potential of reNEW research showcased at the Annual Scientific Meeting

The third reNEW Annual Scientific Meeting took place 27 – 31 May in Melbourne, enabling valuable knowledge exchange and fostering collaboration between our researchers across all three reNEW nodes.

Reprogrammed neurons may fool you!

Associate Professor Agnete Kirkeby, from reNEW Copenhagen, has published the paper Forced LMX1A expression induces dorsal neural fates and disrupts patterning of human embryonic stem cells into ventral midbrain dopaminergic neurons, in Stem Cell Reports.

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Reprogrammed neurons may fool you!

Associate Professor Agnete Kirkeby, from reNEW Copenhagen, has published the paper Forced LMX1A expression induces dorsal neural fates and disrupts patterning of human embryonic stem cells into ventral midbrain dopaminergic neurons, in Stem Cell Reports.

Donor kidneys live longer outside the body thanks to new perfusion method

Researchers from the lab of reNEW Leiden PI Ton Rabelink and AI Marten Engelse have developed a new method to keep donor kidneys alive outside the body for longer.

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Donor kidneys live longer outside the body thanks to new perfusion method

Researchers from the lab of reNEW Leiden PI Ton Rabelink and AI Marten Engelse have developed a new method to keep donor kidneys alive outside the body for longer.

3.5M euros for research into embryonic implantation

How does the embryo implant into the uterus? 11 researchers, including reNEW Leiden PI Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes, receive a MSCA Doctoral Networks Grant worth 3.5M euros to investigate this understudied and poorly understood process.

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3.5M euros for research into embryonic implantation

How does the embryo implant into the uterus? 11 researchers, including reNEW Leiden PI Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes, receive a MSCA Doctoral Networks Grant worth 3.5M euros to investigate this understudied and poorly understood process.

An academic perspective on the EMA guidelines for medicines containing genetically modified cells

reNEW researchers have, in collaboration with the European Medicines Agency, published a commentary on the updated Guidelines for the development and evaluation of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells.

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An academic perspective on the EMA guidelines for medicines containing genetically modified cells

reNEW researchers have, in collaboration with the European Medicines Agency, published a commentary on the updated Guidelines for the development and evaluation of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells.

Sean Humphrey receives two prestigious awards for brain cancer research

Dr Sean Humphrey, who manages the reNEW Functional Phosphoproteomics Platform, has been awarded the Peter Doherty Investigator Award, the highest ranked recipient of a research grant in the Emerging Leadership category, by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC).

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Sean Humphrey receives two prestigious awards for brain cancer research

Dr Sean Humphrey, who manages the reNEW Functional Phosphoproteomics Platform, has been awarded the Peter Doherty Investigator Award, the highest ranked recipient of a research grant in the Emerging Leadership category, by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC).

More than 460 High school students join reNEW UniStem Day to embark on a journey of scientific discovery

High school students across reNEW’s nodes in Denmark, the Netherlands and Victoria, Australia, joined reNEW’s UniStem Day 2024 events, each designed to provide students an opportunity to learn, discovery and discuss the power and potential of stem cell research, to transform medicine.

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More than 460 High school students join reNEW UniStem Day to embark on a journey of scientific discovery

High school students across reNEW’s nodes in Denmark, the Netherlands and Victoria, Australia, joined reNEW’s UniStem Day 2024 events, each designed to provide students an opportunity to learn, discovery and discuss the power and potential of stem cell research, to transform medicine.

Professor Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes

New knowledge on reproductive biology

Research in the lab of Professor Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes (reNEW Leiden) has resulted in three publications. Two research papers, published in Developmental Cell and Cell Reports Medicine, present new knowledge on human reproduction and developmental biology of the reproductive organs.

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Professor Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes

New knowledge on reproductive biology

Research in the lab of Professor Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes (reNEW Leiden) has resulted in three publications. Two research papers, published in Developmental Cell and Cell Reports Medicine, present new knowledge on human reproduction and developmental biology of the reproductive organs.

Professor Frank Staal

Frank Staal receives Rare Angel Award

Professor Frank Staal, reNEW Leiden PI, has received a prestigious Rare Angel Award for his ongoing research on stem cell based gene therapies for hereditary immune deficiencies.

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Professor Frank Staal

Frank Staal receives Rare Angel Award

Professor Frank Staal, reNEW Leiden PI, has received a prestigious Rare Angel Award for his ongoing research on stem cell based gene therapies for hereditary immune deficiencies.

Alberto Dinarello has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Postdoc Alberto Dinarello from the Brickman Group has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Union to identify the mechanisms through which chromatin reconfiguration prepares ventral foregut stem cells for onward differentiation.

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Alberto Dinarello has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Postdoc Alberto Dinarello from the Brickman Group has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Union to identify the mechanisms through which chromatin reconfiguration prepares ventral foregut stem cells for onward differentiation.

Navigating the online forest: information about stem cells in the era of AI

The internet has revolutionized the accessibility of information about stem cells, but it also presents challenges in discerning reliable sources from misinformation. The way information is filtered and presented online is constantly changing. Now the arrival of AI adds to the complexity.

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Navigating the online forest: information about stem cells in the era of AI

The internet has revolutionized the accessibility of information about stem cells, but it also presents challenges in discerning reliable sources from misinformation. The way information is filtered and presented online is constantly changing. Now the arrival of AI adds to the complexity.

A new platform for studying the effects of probiotics on the human gut

Traditional laboratory models do not accurately replicate the human gut. This is a challenge for research on gut health in general and probiotics in particular.

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A new platform for studying the effects of probiotics on the human gut

Traditional laboratory models do not accurately replicate the human gut. This is a challenge for research on gut health in general and probiotics in particular.

Melbourne researchers show how COVID-19 infects the kidney

Using lab-grown kidney tissue made from human stem cells, researchers across Melbourne have, for the first time, been able show how SARS-CoV-2 enters and directly infects the kidney cells.

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Melbourne researchers show how COVID-19 infects the kidney

Using lab-grown kidney tissue made from human stem cells, researchers across Melbourne have, for the first time, been able show how SARS-CoV-2 enters and directly infects the kidney cells.

StemScreen Inaugural Meeting Showcases Potential of Stem Cell-based Drug Screening

The StemScreen Center for Stem Cell-based Disease Modelling and Drug Screening held its first annual network meeting on Friday February 9 at Panum, University of Copenhagen.

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StemScreen Inaugural Meeting Showcases Potential of Stem Cell-based Drug Screening

The StemScreen Center for Stem Cell-based Disease Modelling and Drug Screening held its first annual network meeting on Friday February 9 at Panum, University of Copenhagen.

Professor Palle Serup

Vale Palle Serup

It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Palle Serup. Just before Christmas, Palle passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with metastatic cancer.

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Professor Palle Serup

Vale Palle Serup

It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Palle Serup. Just before Christmas, Palle passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with metastatic cancer.

Professor Kim. B Jensen, Denmark Deputy Node Director

Change of leadership within the reNEW Copenhagen Node

On January 8, Professor Kim Jensen has stepped into the position of Node Director of the Copenhagen Node of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine – reNEW in place of Professor Melissa Little.

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Professor Kim. B Jensen, Denmark Deputy Node Director

Change of leadership within the reNEW Copenhagen Node

On January 8, Professor Kim Jensen has stepped into the position of Node Director of the Copenhagen Node of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine – reNEW in place of Professor Melissa Little.

A shot to the heart – Dutch Research Council grant for Dr. Ben Johnson

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Dr. Ben Johnson (reNEW Leiden) an Open Competition ENW-XS grant. Johnson will use the grant to develop a stem cell-based model to simulate human heart attacks in a petri dish.

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A shot to the heart – Dutch Research Council grant for Dr. Ben Johnson

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Dr. Ben Johnson (reNEW Leiden) an Open Competition ENW-XS grant. Johnson will use the grant to develop a stem cell-based model to simulate human heart attacks in a petri dish.

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck recognized for significant impact on kidney research

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck has been awarded a University of Melbourne Medical School’s Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women, recognizing the significant impact Dr Vanslambrouck has made on kidney research.

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Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck recognized for significant impact on kidney research

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck has been awarded a University of Melbourne Medical School’s Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women, recognizing the significant impact Dr Vanslambrouck has made on kidney research.

Stem cell-derived human embryo models – an ethical perspective

The rise of stem cell-derived human embryo models has revived ethical discussions surrounding human embryo research. PREPARE researchers Megan Munsie (reNEW Melbourne PI) and Nienke de Graeff (reNEW Leiden AI) were joined by Lien de Proost (LUMC) to discuss new and recurring ethical questions on this topic in two recent publications.

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Stem cell-derived human embryo models – an ethical perspective

The rise of stem cell-derived human embryo models has revived ethical discussions surrounding human embryo research. PREPARE researchers Megan Munsie (reNEW Melbourne PI) and Nienke de Graeff (reNEW Leiden AI) were joined by Lien de Proost (LUMC) to discuss new and recurring ethical questions on this topic in two recent publications.

New magneto-active scaffolds as 3D model to study skeletal muscle

Researchers from the labs of reNEW Leiden PI Niels Geijsen (LUMC) and Miguel Castilho (TU/e) have developed printed scaffolds of magnetized microfibers to study skeletal muscle tissue in 3D.

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New magneto-active scaffolds as 3D model to study skeletal muscle

Researchers from the labs of reNEW Leiden PI Niels Geijsen (LUMC) and Miguel Castilho (TU/e) have developed printed scaffolds of magnetized microfibers to study skeletal muscle tissue in 3D.

Associate professor Jakub Sedzinski from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski Awarded ERC Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski, from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen node, and his team, a two million euro grant for their work on understanding how mechanical forces regulate embryo development.

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Associate professor Jakub Sedzinski from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski Awarded ERC Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski, from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen node, and his team, a two million euro grant for their work on understanding how mechanical forces regulate embryo development.

Professor Ton Rabelink, Netherlands Node Director

It takes two – immune evasion in kidney organoid transplantation

Researchers from the lab of reNEW PI Ton Rabelink have discovered in collaboration with Arnaud Zaldumbide (LUMC) that knockout of HLA class 1 by itself is insufficient to protect transplanted kidney organoids from T-cell mediated rejection.

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Professor Ton Rabelink, Netherlands Node Director

It takes two – immune evasion in kidney organoid transplantation

Researchers from the lab of reNEW PI Ton Rabelink have discovered in collaboration with Arnaud Zaldumbide (LUMC) that knockout of HLA class 1 by itself is insufficient to protect transplanted kidney organoids from T-cell mediated rejection.

reNEW funds gene therapy trial in Australia that cures immune disorder

Researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW expand their on-going gene therapy trial on children suffering from RAG-1 deficient Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (RAG-1 SCID) from the Netherlands to Australia.

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reNEW funds gene therapy trial in Australia that cures immune disorder

Researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW expand their on-going gene therapy trial on children suffering from RAG-1 deficient Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (RAG-1 SCID) from the Netherlands to Australia.

Collaborative research to uncover insights into age-related loss of muscle, find novel treatments

Researchers from reNEW Melbourne will be part of a multi-centre collaborative research project that will investigate age-related muscle loss called sarcopenia.

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Collaborative research to uncover insights into age-related loss of muscle, find novel treatments

Researchers from reNEW Melbourne will be part of a multi-centre collaborative research project that will investigate age-related muscle loss called sarcopenia.

Meet the winner of the reNEW ARTxSCIENCE competition!

Congratulations to PhD fellow Antar Drews from the Zylicz lab, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen for winning first prize in the first reNEW ARTxSCIENCE Competition.

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Meet the winner of the reNEW ARTxSCIENCE competition!

Congratulations to PhD fellow Antar Drews from the Zylicz lab, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW Copenhagen for winning first prize in the first reNEW ARTxSCIENCE Competition.

Advanced stem-cell derived kidneys accelerate progress towards treatments

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck and her team at reNEW Melbourne, based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, have advanced our ability to grow complex models of human kidney tissue to benefit kidney disease understanding and treatment.

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Advanced stem-cell derived kidneys accelerate progress towards treatments

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck and her team at reNEW Melbourne, based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, have advanced our ability to grow complex models of human kidney tissue to benefit kidney disease understanding and treatment.

Behind the scenes of a novel stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of normal motor control, leading to rigidity, slow movements, tremor, and difficulties walking. The disease affects approximately 1% of people above the age of 60 and, with an aging population, its prevalence is increasing.

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Behind the scenes of a novel stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of normal motor control, leading to rigidity, slow movements, tremor, and difficulties walking. The disease affects approximately 1% of people above the age of 60 and, with an aging population, its prevalence is increasing.

reNEW enters into partnership with Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator

reNEW enters into partnership with the newly established Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator. Professor Melissa Little, CEO of reNEW and Executive Director of reNEW Copenhagen, is excited about this partnership.

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reNEW enters into partnership with Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator

reNEW enters into partnership with the newly established Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator. Professor Melissa Little, CEO of reNEW and Executive Director of reNEW Copenhagen, is excited about this partnership.

reNEW secures access to new drug screening resources

All reNEW nodes now have access to large compound libraries for drug screening and drug development research. This access has been secured through reNEW membership of Compounds Australia and will help identifying potential therapeutic compounds through the stem cell-based disease models within reNEW.

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reNEW secures access to new drug screening resources

All reNEW nodes now have access to large compound libraries for drug screening and drug development research. This access has been secured through reNEW membership of Compounds Australia and will help identifying potential therapeutic compounds through the stem cell-based disease models within reNEW.

Inheritance of information in proteins guard cell identify and stem cell function

Does the inheritance of factors other than our genes influence the proper functioning of cells during our lifespan? New research published in Nature Genetics demonstrate that this is the case.

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Inheritance of information in proteins guard cell identify and stem cell function

Does the inheritance of factors other than our genes influence the proper functioning of cells during our lifespan? New research published in Nature Genetics demonstrate that this is the case.

Promising results: Research at reNEW outlines the mechanisms that control the conversion between fetal and adult intestinal stem cells

It is fascinating to consider how our organs form during development and how they are subsequently replenished during adult life. Just like how we grow from a baby into a child and then into adulthood, organs initially form in an immature state that will go on to mature into fully functional organs.

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Promising results: Research at reNEW outlines the mechanisms that control the conversion between fetal and adult intestinal stem cells

It is fascinating to consider how our organs form during development and how they are subsequently replenished during adult life. Just like how we grow from a baby into a child and then into adulthood, organs initially form in an immature state that will go on to mature into fully functional organs.

A scientist holding an open jar preparing to put liquid in it

reNEW joins research initiative in the areas of neurodegeneration & immuno-oncology

reNEW has teamed up with Danish biotech research company Bioneer and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in a four-year research initiative called DigitSTEM.

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reNEW joins research initiative in the areas of neurodegeneration & immuno-oncology

reNEW has teamed up with Danish biotech research company Bioneer and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in a four-year research initiative called DigitSTEM.

Associate Professor Jan J. Zylicz

Associate Professor Żylicz awarded ERC Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Jan Żylicz and his team a 1,5 million euro grant for their work on unravelling specificity of epi-metabolic regulation in development.

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Associate Professor Jan J. Zylicz

Associate Professor Żylicz awarded ERC Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Jan Żylicz and his team a 1,5 million euro grant for their work on unravelling specificity of epi-metabolic regulation in development.

Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona

Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona has been awarded a Leo Foundation Grant to identify what factors improve the self-renewal of skin stem cells in the adult

The Leo Foundation has granted Associated Professor Aragona and her team a 4 million DKK grant for their work on identifying factors that improve stem cell self-renewal. The fund is awarded for a period of three years.

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Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona

Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona has been awarded a Leo Foundation Grant to identify what factors improve the self-renewal of skin stem cells in the adult

The Leo Foundation has granted Associated Professor Aragona and her team a 4 million DKK grant for their work on identifying factors that improve stem cell self-renewal. The fund is awarded for a period of three years.

reNEW Leadership highlights the need for standards in organoid research

The term “organoid” has experienced a significant increase in use in recent years due to advancements in biomedical research and the field of regenerative medicine.

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reNEW Leadership highlights the need for standards in organoid research

The term “organoid” has experienced a significant increase in use in recent years due to advancements in biomedical research and the field of regenerative medicine.

Dr Leanne Rees awarded Travelling Fellowship

Dr Leanne Rees has been awarded the QUT  Alan Mackay‐Sim Spinal Cord Injury Travelling Fellowship, which aims to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for people with a spinal cord injury.

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Dr Leanne Rees awarded Travelling Fellowship

Dr Leanne Rees has been awarded the QUT  Alan Mackay‐Sim Spinal Cord Injury Travelling Fellowship, which aims to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for people with a spinal cord injury.

Professor Christine L. Mummery

How to repair a damaged heart: key mechanism behind heart regeneration in zebrafish and human cells revealed

Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, are a leading cause of death worldwide resulting from a limited self-healing power of…
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Professor Christine L. Mummery

How to repair a damaged heart: key mechanism behind heart regeneration in zebrafish and human cells revealed

Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, are a leading cause of death worldwide resulting from a limited self-healing power of…

Researchers uncover how gene that increases risk of genetic heart disease works, paving way for new treatments

Researchers have discovered how a gene that increases the risk of developing genetic heart disease functions, paving the way for…
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Researchers uncover how gene that increases risk of genetic heart disease works, paving way for new treatments

Researchers have discovered how a gene that increases the risk of developing genetic heart disease functions, paving the way for…

Bioinformatics facility gain access to groundbreaking spatial technology, deep dive into organoids

reNEW Melbourne’s Bioinformatics Facility, managed by A/Prof Mirana Ramialison, was recently awarded a grant to access to BGI’s Stereo-seq technology.…
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Bioinformatics facility gain access to groundbreaking spatial technology, deep dive into organoids

reNEW Melbourne’s Bioinformatics Facility, managed by A/Prof Mirana Ramialison, was recently awarded a grant to access to BGI’s Stereo-seq technology.…
Associate professor Jakub Sedzinski from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Findings on the mechanical signals behind cell migration – give new clues to cancer research

The latest findings of reNEW’s Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski provide new leads for cancer research and targeted medical therapies. “Our…
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Associate professor Jakub Sedzinski from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW

Findings on the mechanical signals behind cell migration – give new clues to cancer research

The latest findings of reNEW’s Associate Professor Jakub Sedzinski provide new leads for cancer research and targeted medical therapies. “Our…
Researchers standing around reNEW lab at LUMC

A reNEW Nature publication: new method maps the dynamic of metabolism in individual cells and advances research

LUMC researchers have developed a new method to map the dynamic of metabolism in individual cells. They show that this…
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Researchers standing around reNEW lab at LUMC

A reNEW Nature publication: new method maps the dynamic of metabolism in individual cells and advances research

LUMC researchers have developed a new method to map the dynamic of metabolism in individual cells. They show that this…
Professor at MCRI, reNEW, Ed Stanley

Immune cell model paves way for new treatments targeting common infection amongst immunocompromised children

reNEW Melbourne researchers have successfully engineered human immune cells to model an infection common among immunocompromised children in a breakthrough…
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Professor at MCRI, reNEW, Ed Stanley

Immune cell model paves way for new treatments targeting common infection amongst immunocompromised children

reNEW Melbourne researchers have successfully engineered human immune cells to model an infection common among immunocompromised children in a breakthrough…