It’s been another busy year for the PREMSTEM team in which we also had our first project review meeting with European Commission representatives and external reviewers. We received positive feedback and comments related to how the project is progressing. To wrap things up for 2023, I’m happy to provide a short summary of some of our key activities. Scientific progress In the fourth year of the project we’ve made great strides in our scientific work and continue to see interesting results as we continue to investigate the potential of using stem cells from umbilical cord tissue to treat brain injury related to preterm birth. The Maastricht University team is tracking where stem cells end up in the small animal model by labelling them with gold nanoparticles. They are also tracking mitochondria to see how long stem cells survive. Analysis of the effectiveness of the stem cell treatment will be…
PREMSTEM consortium members came together for the project’s annual meeting on 6 and 7 September 2023 at the Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Centre. We were also joined virtually by members of our advisory board. Maastricht University researchers organised the two-day programme which included a session for PhD and postdoctoral researchers to present their research, the formal meeting where each work package leader presented updates and progress in their tasks, and networking within the team. Project coordinator Professor Pierre Gressens welcomed partners to the formal meeting before work package leaders took to the floor to present project updates from the different work packages. Some of the highlights are outlined below: We look forward to coming together again for the 2024 annual meeting which will be hosted by our consortium members at the University of Gothenburg next June.
PhD and postdoctoral researchers presented their latest research to the PREMSTEM consortium
The session was an opportunity to hear about the different PhD and postdoctoral research taking place among our partners
Mesenchymal Stromal Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Reduce Neuroinflammation, Promote Neural Cell Proliferation and Improve Oligodendrocyte Maturation in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury
Nicole Kaminski, Christian Köster, Yanis Mouloud, Verena Börger, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Ivo Bendix, Bernd Giebel and Josephine Herz