NRP 63 Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
The National Research Programme “Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine“ (NRP 63) aimed at giving a boost to basic research on stem cells and regenerative medicine, at encouraging top scientists with an excellent track record in developmental and cell biology to engage in this field and at recruiting and training of young scientists in this field with specific scholarships.
On the one hand, the projects of NRP 63 were to investigate basic mechanisms, on the other hand, they were to show application perspectives for the prevention or therapy of diseases. The research priorities of NRP 63 listed below were arranged according to basic concepts:
- Stem cells and organ development;
- Definition of "stemness", cell plasticity and of stem cell niches;
- Comparison and functional analysis of normal and abnormal stem cells;
- Role of stem cells in repair and regeneration;
- Research on legal and ethical aspects of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
|Facts & figures|
|Overall funding||CHF 10'000'000|
|Period of research||5 years|
|President of the Steering Committee||Bernard Thorens, Center for Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne|
|Head of Knowledge transfer||Adrian Heuss, advocacy AG|
|Programme co-ordinator||Marjory Hunt, SNSF|
|Call for proposals||16 February 2009|