BeSSCR/BSCDB spring meeting: Stem Cells as Disease Model and for Gene Therapy

Dear colleagues,


We kindly invite you to the first joint BeSSCR/BSCDB meeting on the use of stem cells as disease model and for gene therapy, on Friday May 27th in Brussels.

For this meeting, the Belgian Society for Stem Cell Research and the Belgian Society for Cell and Developmental Biology join forces to present you an attractive program including international renowned speakers and several presentation opportunities for PhDs and Post-Docs.

On the program:

Dr. Rachel Eiges – Shaare Zedek Medical Center – Jerusalem, IL
“Human pluripotent stem cells as a model for DNA repeat instability”

Dr Bon-Kyoung Koo – Wellcome Trust – MRC Stem Cell Institute – Cambridge, UK
“LGR5+ intestinal stem cells and CFTR gene correction in adult stem cells”

Dr. Thierry VandenDriessche –Vrije Universiteit Brussel
“Stem cell-based gene therapy of Duchenne muscular dystrophy”

Dr. Peter Ponsaerts – Universiteit Antwerpen
“IL13-mediated alternative activation of microglia and macrophages in mouse models of neuroinflammation: genetically engineered stem cells versus lentiviral vector gene therapy”


All info and registration can be found on

Deadline for abstract submission: Monday, 2nd May 2016

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, 18th May 2016


Looking forward to meeting you in Brussels!