Wagi seminars

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

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

The next seminars will be held in person with possibility to log in remotely by zoom. Please contact to register and be added to the mailing list for the zoom link.

Next seminar: 


Past seminars:

13.09.2022: Stefanie Elke Chie (Miletta group)

24.05.2022: Marian Hruska-Plochan (Polymenidou group, DQBM)

08.02.2022: Joana Figuiero da Silva (Bachmann group)

23.11.2021: Rebecca Weber (Tackenberg group)

6.07.2021: Walther Hänseler (URPP AdaBD)

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 
The iPSC lectures are held virtually. 

Next seminars:

June 16th, 4pm: Prof. Sara S. Nunes de Vasconcelos (Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada)

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


Past seminars:

Pau Sancho (El Instituto Clínic de Enfermedades Digestivas y Metabólicas (ICMDM), Barcelona, Spain)

- Rob Atkinson and Maria Georgious (Newcastle University, UK)

Prof. Peter Loskill (Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany)

- Maria Rostovskaya, PhD (Brabraham Institute, Cambridge, UK)

- Prof. James Adjaye (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany)

- Prof. Silvia Cappello (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany)

Prof. Mingxia Gu (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center CCHMC): "using stem cells and organoids to study human development and disease 

- Dr. Olivier Goureau (INSERM, Paris, France): "Retinal Organoids from Pluripotent Stem Cells: From Development to Disease." 

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

- 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"


ECNP Early Career SCientist virtual seminar series

The iPSC Platform for Neuropsychiatry Thematic Working Group (TWG) welcomes all interested researchers to our Early Career Scientists (ECSs) virtual seminar series. Every two months, a virtual seminar will be hosted by one of the TWG member institutions, which is free to attend and open to all ECSs (non-members are also welcome)

For more information please see the website:  ECNP Early Career Scientist (ECS) virtual seminar series



One day symposium with invited speakers on April 20th 2022

Organized by Dr. Melanie Generali (IREM), Melanie Eschment (IMG) and Matthew Denley (Kispi).


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

Tuesday December 8th 2020, 14:15 per zoom

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