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1st Royan International Summer School

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  •  Date: 12-15 July 2010
  • Scientific Manager: Hossein Baharvand, PhD
  • Executive Manager: Faranak Tavakkolifar, MSc
  • Number of Participants: 204
  • Invited Speakers:

    1 Bernard-roelen Dr. Bernard Roelen studied Biology at Utrecht University and subsequently performed a PhD study at the Hubrecht Institute (Utrecht) under the supervision of Christine Mummery. After obtaining his PhD degree he was appointed junior researcher at the same institute. Afterwards he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA). After returning to the Netherlands he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. In 2003 he became Assistant professor and in 2010 Associate professor at the Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands. His research is focused on mammalian germ cells, early embryos stem cells and. He is author of >70 scientific publications.

    1 Chuva-de-Sousa-Lopes_SusanaSusana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes, PhD is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Anatomy and Embryology at the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden the Netherlands. She was appointed Guest Professor at the Dept. Reproductive Medicine, University Ghent, Belgium in 2013. Her laboratory focuses on investigating the developmental trajectories of human organs and tissues, with a particular interest for the germline and associated gain-and-loss of potency and epigenetic makeup. Based on the transcriptional profiles of over a hundred different human (fetal) organs, she has developed the mathematical algorithm Keygenes to facilitate the comparison of transcriptional data from differentiated human pluripotent stem cells and their in vivo counterparts (http://www.keygenes.nl/). Chuva de Sousa Lopes’s lab is currently funded by the Belgium Interuniversity Attraction Poles-Phase VII, the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and the Dutch Bontius Stichting. She is an elected member of the Special Interest Group “Stem Cells” and the elected Dutch national “basic scientist” representative of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). She is executive editor of the Elsevier journal Gene and associated editor of the Nature publishing group journal Scientific Reports.

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