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Biol Open. 2024 Apr 15;13(4):bio060245. doi: 10.1242/bio.060245. Epub 2024 Apr 9. PMID: 38592154

Exploring stem cell frontiers: definitions, challenges, and perspectives for regenerative medicine

Authors: Miriana Dardano 1Tamina Lebek 2Ingrid H C Tsang 3


  1. Leibniz Research Laboratories for Biotechnology and Artificial Organs (LEBAO), Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover 30625, Germany.
  2. Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Institute for Regeneration and Repair, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4UU, UK.
  3. Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen N DK-2200, Denmark.


Each year, the European Summer School on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (SCSS) attracts early-career researchers and actively practicing clinicians who specialise in stem cell and regenerative biology. The 16th edition of this influential course took place from 12th to 19th September 2023 on the charming Greek island of Spetses. Focusing on important concepts and recent advances in stem cells, the distinguished faculty included experts spanning the spectrum from fundamental research to clinical trials to market-approved therapies. Alongside an academically intensive programme that bridges the various contexts of stem cell research, delegates were encouraged to critically address relevant questions in stem cell biology and medicine, including broader societal implications. Here, we present a comprehensive overview and key highlights from the SCSS 2023.

Keywords: Pluripotency; Regenerative medicine; Stem cell therapies; Stem cells; Summer school

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