Talks related to iPSC-based research in Zurich

04.05.2021 16:30-17:30, Seminar at the Instititute of Anatomy (by zoom; please e-mail Edda Kastenhuber at to receive the link)

Prof. Rafael Kramann, MD, PhD; Institute of Experimental Medicine and Systems Biology, RWTH Aachen University Germany; Laboratory of Translational Kidney and Cardiovascular Research, Erasmus Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Transplantation, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

"Single cell mapping of kidney and cardiac fibrosis"  


Wagi seminars

WAGI iPSC-seminar series (als Lehrveranstaltung MeF anerkannt: IRM20001 -4724 )

Wagistrasse 12, 4th floor, 15:00-16:00

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the next seminars will be held virtually. Please contact to register and be added to the mailing list for the zoom link.

Next seminar: 

06.07.2021: Speaker TBA


Past seminars:

13.04.2021: Marta ROccio (Neurotology and Inner Ear Biology, USZ)

19.01.2021: Cristine Marie Yde Ohki (PUK, Grünblatt group), Betariz Furones Cuadrado (3Brain; HD-MEA)

20.10.2020: Melanie Eschment (IMG, Bachmann group) 

25.02.2020: Gabriele Siegel (IMG, Rauch group)

22.10.2019: Tanushree Dwivedi (PUK, Grünblatt group)

19.07.2019: Melanie Generali (IREM, Hoerstrup group)

16.04.2019: Reza Assadolahi (IMG, Rauch group)

29.01.2019: Christian Tackenberg (IREM, Tackenberg group)

30.10.2018: Affef Abidi (IMG, Bachmann group)

10.07.2018: Sherida de Leuw (IREM, Tackenberg group)


iPSC-lecture series with invited external speakers 
organized by PhD student and post-docs thanks to a Graduate Campus grant 
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the iPSC lectures will be held virtually. 

Next seminars:

- April 20th, 4pm: Prof. Pierre Vanderhaeghen (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, Leuven, Belgium): "Human-specific temporal mechanism of brain development."

please visit the seminar website for infos about how to join:


Past seminars:

-  Prof. Adrian Ranga (Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium): "Bioengineering organoids fate and morphogenesis."

- Dr. Veronica Krenn (Knoblich lab, Institute for Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria): "Stem cell-derived brain organoids: emerging human in vitro models for the study of infectious diseases."

- Dr. Florian Wanke (Inflammation and Immunology Discovery, Roche Basel, Switzerland): "using iPSC-derived "tissue-resident" macrophages for drug discovery

- Dr. Deepak P. Srivastava (King's College London, United Kingdom): "iPSC modelling of Neurodevelopment and Neural Circuitry. Clinical Focus: Autism and Schizophrenia

- Dr. Valeria Orlova (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands): "3D Vessel-on-Chip to Model Vascular Disease and Beyond"

- Prof. Akitsu Hotta, PhD (Centre for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto, Japan): "How to overcome immune rejection of iPSC cells by genome editing"

- Prof. Thomas Eschenhagen (University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany): "Human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Tissue Engineered Cardiac Repair"

- Dr. Laura Pellegrini (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, UK): "Choroid plexus organoids model CSF secretion and barrier function in the developing brain"



JOINT MCGILL – ZNZ WORKSHOP Induced pluripotent stem cell-based modeling in brain disease research

Tuesday December 8th, 14:15 per zoom

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 871 3155 7027, Passcode: 490940