April 2010 - New PIs to join EuroSyStem
Successful Innovative Project Awards applicants will join EuroSyStem as PIs.
The five successful candidates for the IPA open call for emergent stem cell researchers have been announced. These five will join the EuroSyStem Project as PIs. A short introduction follows, but you can get to know them better at the annual meeting, where they will each give a short presentation on their work.
Andreas Beyer - Biotechnologisches Zentrum, TU Dresden
Andreas Beyer graduated with a PhD in systems science from the University of Osnabrück, Germany. He did post-doctoral work with Thomas Wilhelm in Jena, Germany and with Trey Ideker (UCSD). Since 2007 he is heading the research group 'Cellular Networks & Systems Biology' at the Biotechnology Center in Dresden, Germany, focusing on computational systems biology and statistical genetics.
Sophie Jarriault - Centre Européen de Recherché en Biologie et Médecine, Groupement d’Intérêt Economique
Sophie Jarriault did her PhD on the transduction of the Notch signal in mammals in Alain Israël laboratory at the Pasteur Institute, Paris. She realised her postdoc with Iva Greenwald, at Columbia University NYC, on vulva organogenesis in C. elegans. She recently started her own laboratory at the IGBMC, Strasbourg, France. She is interested in the mechanisms that control cellular potential in vivo.
Keisuke Kaji - Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh
Keisuke Kaji obtained a PhD degree in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and joined Dr Brian Hendrich’s lab in the Institute for Stem Cell Research (ISCR), University of Edinburgh, UK, in 2003. In January 2008, he started his own group in ISCR. The group currently focuses on the molecular mechanisms of reprogramming using the piggyback reprogramming system.
Emma Rawlins - Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Emma Rawlins studies stem cells in the mammalian lung. Her group is particularly interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms which control lung epithelial stem cell fate decisions. She has generated multiple genetically altered mouse strains to facilitate lung stem cell analysis in vivo.
Timm Schroeder - Helmholtz Centre, Muenchen
Timm Schroeder is an expert in the field of embryonic and adult haematopoiesis. He is interested in the molecular control of stem and progenitor cell fate decisions. Dr. Schroeder has pioneered the development of novel bioimaging approaches for the continuous long term analysis of stem cell systems at the single cell level