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.


Introduction to the Action



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.



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



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.


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.


Latest Updates

The Core Group of CorEuStem COST Action gathered in Hamburg, Germany, at the Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie Hamburg (ZMNH) on the 8th and 9th of July 2024. Hosted by the WG6 leader, Ole Pless, the meeting covered important topics and discussions on the different WGs objectives and upcoming deliverables, as well as a focus session...

The CorEuStem Training School 2024 – Advances in reprogramming & CRISPR/Cas9 took place at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, on 16th April 2024. The meeting gathered experts from the different core facilities in Europe, covering the latest advances in human stem cells and gene editing technologies. Invited speakers included: Dr Ana Belén Álvarez-Palomo (Banc de Sang i Teixits, Barcelona,...

CorEuStem is proud to announce the official launch of the European Core Facilities Database on our webpage! Please take a look at it here. CorEuStem COST Action led the initiative to compile all Stem Cell and Gene Editing Core Facilities running in Europe, as well as the main services provided by each one of them...

European University Initiative (EUTOPIA) week took place from 4 to 6 December 2023 at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Dresden, Germany. Among the different aspects covered, during the EUTOPIA Research Infrastructures Cooperation Symposium, Interinstitutional/European Research Infrastrutures Networks were presented and discussed, including an hybrid talk given by CorEuStem members, Dr. Inês Figueira (NOVA University Lisbon) and...

Next CorEuStem webinar will be held November 9th, 2023, 11.00 – 12:00 (CET). Please register here to attend. Speaker: Dr. Leszek LisowskiChildren’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI)The University of Sydney, Australia Dr. Leszek Lisowski is a world vectorology expert with over 15 years of experience in developing and manufacturing viral vectors for human gene therapy. Currently,...

Please join us for the next webinar on “Preclinical testing of CRISPR therapeutics for inherited diseases”. Date: October 6th , 14.00h -15.00h (Berlin time) Speaker: Dr. rer. nat. Lukas Cyganek University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany Please register to attend at: Participation by Zoom: To ensure that the meeting is accessible for all CorEuStem members. If you would...