[up-dated 03.October 2022]




15.00 – 17.00  Registration


17.00 – 17.10  Welcome & Opening Remarks


17.15 – 18.00  EMBO Keynote lecture                     (Chair: Palle Serup)

Alexander van Oudenaarden

Hubrecht institute, Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research, Utrecht, Netherland

“Acceleration of genome replication uncovered by single-cell nascent DNA sequencing”


Session 1 – Mechanical regulation of organ development and homeostasis              (Chair: Jakub Sedzinski)


18.00 – 18.30  Mariaceleste Aragona

Novo Nordisk Foundation, Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, CPH, DK

„Exploring the mechanisms controlling stretch-mediated skin expansion“


18.30 – 19.00  Edouard Hannezo

Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria

„Interplay between geometry, fate and mechanics in intestinal crypts“


19.00 – 19.15  SWEDBO PhD thesis award            (Chair: Claudio Cantù)

Haohao Wu

Friedrich-Miescher Laboratories, Basel, Switzerland

The lifelong development of proprioception


19.15 – 21.00  Welcome drinks and reception supported by GENE TOOLS, LLC





8.30 – 9.00       Registration


Session 2 – Organogenesis and morphogenesis                        (Chairs: Satu Kuure and Kaska Koltowska)


9.00 – 9.30       Francesca Spagnoli

Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Kings College London, UK

„Exploring Fate Trajectories of Pancreatic Progenitors and their Niches“


9.35 – 10.05    Taija Mäkinen

Uppsala University, Dept. Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Sweden

„Morphogenesis of the lymphatic vascular system“


10.10 – 10.25  Sandra Scharaw Törnros

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Sweden

„Golgi organization is a determinant of stem cell signaling in the small intestine”


10.25 – 11.00  Coffee Break


Session 3 – Stem cells and regeneration                     (Chairs: Ditte Andersen, Fabian Rentzsch)


11.00 – 11.30  Maria Dominguez

Instituto de Neurosciencias CSIC-UHM, Alicante, Spain

„Amino acid-restriction in cancer: from friend to foe“


11.35 – 12.00 Flash presentations for POSTER SESSION #1


Marti Maimets

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), Copenhagen, Denmark

„Mesenchymal-epithelial crosstalk shapes regional differences in the intestine via Wnt and Shh signalling”


Claudio Cantù

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

„Time-resolved analysis of Wnt/β-catenin activation reveals cell type-specific elastic or plastic genomic responses”


Mohamed Al-Sayegh

New York University Abu Dhabi

„β-actin contributes to open chromatin for activation of the adipogenic pioneer factor CEBPA during transcriptional reprograming”


Andreas Hörnblad

Umeå University, Sweden

„Fgf8 regulatory organization in the vertebrate midbrain-hindbrain boundary”


Julie Klepstad

Andalusian Center for Development Biology (CABD/CSIC/UPO), Spain

„Spirals Bistability: a new recipe for somitogenesis in vivo and in vitro”


12.00 – 14.00  Lunch + POSTER SESSION #1 – UNEVEN NUMBERS


Session 3 – Stem cells and regeneration I [continued]                       (Chairs: Ditte Andersen, Fabian Rentzsch)


14.00 – 14.30  Andras Simon

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience, Stockholm, Sweden

„Salamander regeneration – regulation and evolution“



14.35 – 14.50  Jakke Neiro

University of Oxford, Department of Biology, UK

„Identification of enhancer-like elements predicts regulatory networks active in planarian adult stem cells”


14.50 – 15.05  Kata Krizic

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), Copenhagen, Denmark

„STAT signaling promotes the emergence of regenerative cell states in ulcerative colitis”


15.10 – 15.40  Coffee Break


Session 4 – Stem cells and regeneration II                                   (Chairs: Andreas Hörnblad, Luiza Ghila)


15.40 – 16.10  Kerstin Bartscherer

Universität Osnabrück, Department of Biology, Osnabrück, Germany

„Regeneration and Tissue Repair in the Spiny Mouse“


16.10 – 16.40  Lionel Christaen

SARS international center for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen, Norway

„Developmental cell and systems biology of the cardiopharyngeal lineage in a simple chordate“


16.40 – 16.55  Christian Christensen

University of Copenhagen, Department of Biology, Denmark,

„Activin/TGF-β signaling Controls Intestinal Stem Cell Activity to Maintain Adult Gut Homeostasis and Adaptive Growth”


16.55 – 17.10  Simon Andersson

University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Life Science, Finland

„Aged organelles enhance stem cell niche-independence and Paneth cell renewal”


17.10 – 17.30  Flash presentations for POSTER SESSION #2

Augustin Sola Carvajal

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Stockholm, Sweden

Organelle age landscape in skin”


Teresa Knudsen

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), Copenhagen, Denmark

A bipartite function of ESRRB can integrate signaling over time to balance self-renewal and differentiation”


Tomáš Zárybnicky

University of Helsinki, Stem Cells and Metabolism Research Program, Helsinki, Finland

RNA metabolism changes in LCCS1 disease mouse model”


Tobias Bønnelykke

Institut Imagine-Pasteur, Paris, France

„Notch3 – a novel left asymmetric factor in heart looping”


17.30 – 19.30  POSTER SESSION #2 – EVEN NUMBERS supported by Novogene


19.30               Conference ‘dinner’ / 15th floor Mærsk Tower






Session 5 – Epigenetics and cell fate decisions    (Chairs: Mattias Mannervik and Claudio Cantù)


9.00 – 09.30    Josh Brickman

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), Denmark

„Enhancer states integrating signalling with cell fate choice“


9.35 – 10.05    Sanna Vuoristo

University of Helsinki, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki, Finland

Small RNA expression and micro-RNA modification dynamics in human oocytes and embryos“


10.10 – 10.40  Iris Unterweger

University of Copenhagen, NNF Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem), Denmark

„Analyzing hepatic progenitor potential in embryonic lineage decision and postembryonic organ growth usingFRaeppli, a next-generation multicolour cell labelling system


10.10 – 10.25  Qi Dai

Stockholm University, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Sweden

PRDM16 switches cell proliferation into quiescence by balancing BMP and WNT signaling in the developing Choroid plexus”


10.45 – 11.05  Coffee Break


11.10 – 11.40  Juanma Vaquerizas

MRC London institute of medical Sciences, London, UK 

„Chromatin conformation during early embryonic development“


Session 6 – Developmental neurobiology (Chairs: Ulrika Marklund, Sara Wilson)


11.45 – 12.15  Benjamin Beck 

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Uncovering a new taste bud population arising from esophageal squamous progenitors in mouse”


12.15 – 13.10  Lunch +          SWEDBO Business meeting (12.40 -13.10)


13.15 – 13.30  Valentina Cigliola

Duke University, Duke Regeneration Center, USA

„Ependymal progenitor-derived Hb-egf instructs axon regeneration during zebrafish spinal cord repair


13.30 – 13.45  Henrik Boije

Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, Sweden

„How scared are you? Distinct subtypes of inhibitory spinal interneurons shape different escape responses.


13.50 – 14.20  Francois Lallemend

Karolinska institutet, Department of Neuroscience, Stockholm, Sweden

„Molecular basis of cell type diversification in the inner ear“


14.25 – 15.10  Keynote lecture: Marianne Bronner                       (Chair: Elke Ober)

California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, USA

„Getting at the heart and guts of neural crest development“


15.15 – 15.40  Closing remarks