News

09-06-2022

Last day of Karin in the lab

Karin has been working with us for the last year working on her master thesis project, studying the effect of RUNX2 CRISPR knock outs as part of her master thesis project.
We are incredibly happy of your pass through the lab and we wish you the best on your future career as a researcher!

24-05-2022

We have been awarded a new ERC grant

We have been awarded an ERC P.O.C. grant this will impulse the development of our first spin-off product!

23-05-2022

Dimitra presented our Ossicle technology to the Stem Cell Center

During the Stem Cell Center retreat Dimitra took the lead at showing all researchers in the center our model and its many advantages.
Congratulations Dimitra for your fantastic job an effort!

15-05-2022

Congratulations Dimitra for your new position

Recently Dimitra starter her new position as a research and product development manager. She will take the lead on the early development of the first group spin-off product.
Congratulations!

01-05-2022

New Leica Stellaris platform

We recently got installed a new Leica Stellaris confocal microscope, this platform has the advantage of super fast acquisition as well as being capable of live cell imaging. It will soon be available for the Stem Cell Center

15-05-2022

Goodbye Ani

Today we say goodbye to Ani, she has been working as a post doctoral researcher in the lab for the last 2 years, working on the characterization of the ossicle model for hematopoiesis.
Now she is moving on in her research career as an independent researcher in Ulm university where she will be researching hematopoiesis and aging.

02-04-2022

Congratulations Steven for your succesfull half time defense!

Steven had his PhD thesis halftime, very engaging feedback and special thanks to the reviewing committee composed of Niels-Bjarne Woods, Darcy Wagner, and Jonas Larsson.

03-03-2022

Welcome Joao to the team

Welcome to Joao from Lisboa.
Joao Joined the lab as a master student to study the mitochondrial transfer mechanisms occuring between human MSCs and HSCs

23-03-2022

Welcome Ludovica to the team

Recently Ludovica joined the team. From the university of Turin she joined to work on the study of iPS-MSCs and their potential to develop bone in in-vivo systems

14-11-2018

Congratulations Sujeeth for your successful half time defense

On February 17th Sujeeth defended his half time thesis titled ``Assessing Osteoinductivity and Immunogenicity of Engineered Tissue Grafts``.
Congratulations for your success!

01-09-2021

New addition to the team!

Let us introduce David, our latest addition to the team as a PhD student.
His project aims at clearing the mess around the functional diversity of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) using a combination of tissue engineering and transcriptomix.
Welcome David

01-02-2021

New method article from Steven on the engineering of hematopoietic niches in bioreactors!

Steven Dupard describes in this Springer book chapter how 3D hematopoietic niches can be engineered in perfusion bioreactor. This is performed through the differentiation of human mesenchymal cells on specific scaffolding materials.

04-12-2020

Congrats Dimitra for receiving a grant from Lund Innovation!

Dimitra Zacharaki received 300,000 SEK through the Exploratory Pre-Seed Programme of Lund Innovation to apply our hOssicle technology in modelling diseases.

02-12-2020

New invited review article in press in Experimental Hematology

Congratulations to Paul Bourgine and all coauthors for their invited review article in press in Experimental Hematology!

13-11-2020

Congrats Ani for receiving a grant from the Royal Physiographic Society of Lund!

Ani Grigoryan is awarded a 65,000 SEK grant from the Royal Physiographic Society of Lund which will be used to complete a part of her projects in the CTO lab.

06-11-2020

Welcome to CTO Nasim!

Nasim Kalantari just joined our lab to conduct a 6-month degree project on the characterization of Ossicle-derived MSOD-B cells as part of her Master’s program on Molecular Medicine at Uppsala University. She has previously worked on human hematopoietic stem cells.

28-10-2020

Andrei Chagin visits Lund University

We were honored to have professor Andrei Chagin from Karolinska Institute visit Lund to present his latest work on the epiphyseal stem cell niche. Very stimulating talk and discussion afterwards!

19-10-2020

Day treat and retreat to nature for the CTO gang!

We explored the majestic automn palette of Skåne with a hike at Söderåsen national park and ended the day with some fine dining in Lund !

03-09-2020

Congrats Paul for being awarded an ERC starting grant!

We are delighted to announce that Paul Bourgine has been awarded a prestigious 5-year ERC starting grant! Everyone at the CTO lab is excited about the upcoming studies on the hOssicle to model hematopoietic disorders.

31-07-2020

Goodbye Melissa and Panajot!

This Friday we gathered to say goodbye to Melissa and Panajot who completed their master theses in our lab. Over the past 6 months they learned a lot and contributed to their individual projects with enthusiasm! We thank them and wish them the best of luck with their future plans!

18-06-2020

Welcome Tommi!

Tommi Glorioso is a second year-student at the medical programme in Lund. As a summer scholarship project in the CTO lab, Tommi will be involved in the characterization of MSCs capable of cartilage formation in vitro and he will perform quantitative protein assays.

30-05-2020

Our humanized ossicle on the cover of Trends in Mol. Med.!

We are very proud and excited to see our first review article published and our humanized ossicle featured on the cover of the current issue of Trends in Molecular Medicine!

30-05-2020

Welcome Dimitra!

The CTO lab warmly welcomes its new member Dimitra Zacharaki! Dimitra will perform a postdoctoral study that will focus on the application of our human ossicle model to study hematopoietic malignancies and solid tumor metastases.

05-03-2020

First paper of the CTO lab!

The first review 'Development of Humanized Ossicles: Bridging the Hematopoietic Gap' of the CTO lab is online in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine!

03-02-2020

First edition of the mesenchymal stromal cell line retreat!

It was a great pleasure to welcome Ivan Martin, Andres Garcia-Garcia and Sébastien Pigeot in Sweden for this first edition of the mesenchymal stromal cell line retreat! Open discussion and synergy between our two groups were the key outcomes of this session.

02-02-2020

Welcome to Panaj and Mel!

The CTO warmly welcomes Melissa Langlois and Panajot Kristofori! Two master students working on our in vitro and in vivo models of human hematopoiesis!

11-26-2019

Welcome to Alejandro!

Alejandro will perform a postdoctoral study in the lab, centered around the production of cell-free extracellular matrices enriched with osteoinductive factors to enhance bone healing. Everything by ensuring the GMP to overcome clinical applications.

10-25-2019

Congratulation Sonia for your graduation!

This is with a great pleasure that we announce the successful Master's thesis defense of Sonia! Congratulation for the good work, we wish you the very best for your brilliant future!

08-01-2019

Our first CRISPR-edited cells!

Our first CRISPR-edited death-inducible mesenchymal line! Thanks Sonia for the precision of your molecular scissors!