CorEuStem • COST Action CA20140

The European Network for Stem Cell Core Facilities

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The CorEuStem COST Action

The COST Action CorEuStem – The European Network for Stem Cell Core Facilities is comprised by experts in stem cell biology, differentiation, organoids and gene editing technologies with the aim of developing an efficient and effective consortium for harmonizing procedures and protocols across Europe and beyond. CorEuStem consortium seeks to become a Pan European reference point for stakeholders in stem cell biology and associated technologies.

ABOUT

Introduction to the Action

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Objectives

The main objective of the CorEuStem is to develop an efficient and effective consortium for harmonizing procedures,  protocols and tools to provide efficient benchmarking, quality control and intensive training.

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Challenge

One of the major challenges for core facilities is to keep track, evaluate and implement cutting-edge technologies. Core facilities strive to standardize, evaluate, adopt and implement new technologies in the field of hPSCs, organoid biology and gene editing

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Background

In the past 12 years, experimental approaches used in biomedical research have been reshaped by the discovery of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), the development of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology and the possibility of generating in vitro organ-like structures called organoids.

Structure

Meet our Working Groups

WG1 will define the set of protocols to be evaluated and to be put in common from the reprogramming, iPSC maintenance and culture, 2D differentiation and 3D organoids.
WG2 will define the set of protocols, reagents, and procedures to be put in common for the network regarding gene editing and CRISPR/CAS technologies.
WG3 will evaluate, and benchmark the protocols, reagents and procedures used across facilities. WG3 will be the framework that enables this comparison, identifying and establishing standardized best practice with respect to general and quality control procedures, thereby facilitating harmonization through dissemination and adoption.
WG4 will plan, design, develop and organise the training events, workshops on human development activities required for the network.
The objective of WG5 will be to build, grow and strengthen the ties between members of the CorEuStem Action as well as attracting new members.
WG6 will manage and work transversally to integrate and evolve the different technologies and actions in the network, the interactions.

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The COST Action CorEuStem welcomes research-active scientists working in the field. There are many ways to get involved.

News

Latest Updates

The follow up session for “Basic training on maintenance of Pluripotent Stem Cells” will take place on 30 November 2022 at 11:00 CET. During this session, you get the possibility to ask your questions or troubleshot culture methods and protocols. Register here to attend this training. Please take a moment to fill our survey and...

The next CorEuStem Annual meeting will take place at Champalimoud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. The Core Group meeting will occur on 26th, followed by the annual meeting from 27th-28th April 2023. More information will follow here.

First year CorEuStem short term scientific mission allowed hands-on training on hPSC culture, primary cells transduction towards pluripotency and small molecule screening using hPSCs. Karina Goluba, research assistant from University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia) was introduced to the Professor Jolanda van Hengel laboratory, in Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University (Belgium), where she...

To mark Stem Cell Awareness Day on October 12 2022, COST highlighted CorEuStem network of researchers as a hub, working to foster greater understanding about stem cell research and potential applications for millions of people suffering from incurable diseases and injury. Stem cells have changed the way we know the human body, its development, and...

NEW DATE – The second webinar of CorEuStem Working Group 2 will take place online next September 30th at 11 am CET. Base Editing & Prime Editing in hiPSCs – an alternative to HDR? Registration link: https://forms.gle/N2LJjdTU1Uv1VKsG8

The first CorEuStem Annual meeting already took place a month ago, on 29th-30th June 2022, in the sunny Castelldefels, Spain. Management Committee (MC) members from 28 countries of the 36 belonging to CorEuStem COST Action met in the same room to discuss common strategies to foster Stem Cell & Gene Editing research, aiming to standardise methodologies...