Erasmus Medical Center PhD student Jesus Sierra presented Merlin data at the Congress of the Transplantation Society in Madrid in July 2018. The title of Jesus’ talk was: Monocytic cells phagocytose therapeutic mesenchymal stem cells, which induces polarization, relocation and immune regulation. Jesus Sierra in conjunction with Martin Hoogdujin, his mentor claimed the mentor-mentee award at […]
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The MERLIN study “Epigenetic changes in umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells upon stimulation and culture expansion” has been recently published in Cytotherapy The Journal of Cell Therapy. The body of research by Samantha F.H. de Witte1, Fleur S. Peters1, Ana Merino1, Sander S. Korevaar1, Joyce B.J. van Meurs2, Lisa O’Flynn3, Steve J. Elliman3, Philip N. Newsome4–6, […]
Head of Process Development at Orbsen Therapeutics, Limited, Dr Lisa O’ Flynn attended the 3rd Annual Bioprocessing and Advanced Cellular Therapies Congress in Frankfurt, Germany. The meeting was held on the 29th-30th of May 2018. Lisa gave an oral presentation entitled ” CD362 to ORBCEL: the rapid development of a novel stromal cell therapy ” wherein […]
Roberta Angioni of the Department of Biomedical Science at the University of Padua presented MERLIN’s objectives and results during an invited talk entitled “Mesenchymal stem cells and their extracellular vesicles in the control of pathological angiogenesis” at the Pediatric Research Institute (IRP) meeting held April 7, 2018, at the Villa Pace Park Hotel, Preganziol in Treviso, Italy. Roberta […]
A new MERLIN publication led by our team at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, NL appeared in the journal Stem Cells on 17 January 2018. Authors of this paper are: Samantha F H de Witte , Franka Luk, Jesus M Sierra Parraga, Madhu Gargesha, Ana Merino, Sander S Korevaar, Anusha S Shankar, Lisa O’Flynn, Steve J Elliman, […]
The Merlin Newsletter for Winter 2017 – 2018 has just been issued! This is the second edition of our newsletter and includes the following sections: Refresher Course – a reminder of the project’s key aims and objectives Forging Ahead – a brief update on recent progress Read All About it – details of some of […]
The Merlin partners met in Padua on 22 and 23 January for our most recent plenary. The team heard updates from workstreams across the project and discussed the reports to be submitted to the EU by the end of January. MSC manufacture and plans for the clinical trial were also a key focus. An exploitation […]
S. de Witte of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam took to the road in 2017 to present MERLIN results at five conferences in Belgium, The Netherlands and Spain: · Erasmus MC, Science days of the Department of Internal Medicine, Antwerp Poster: IMPACT OF CULTURE EXPANSION AND INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE CHALLENGE ON DNA METHYLATION PROFILES IN MSC […]
Hosted by Leiden University Medical Center, the EU MSC2 2017 meeting in Leiden, NL on September 12th and 13th will assemble twelve EU-funded, mesenchymal stromal cell-focussed consortia. Projects to be presented include: REDDSTAR, REACH, RETHRIM, Stellar, MERLIN, Nephstrom, SCIENCE, VISICORT and Adipoa-2, AUTOSTEM, BOOSTB4, SEPCELL, RESSTORE, and RESPINE. This two day, interactive meeting will be held at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden. Three overarching aspects of the EU-MSC2 meeting include: mechanisms of action and […]
MERLIN team at the Universitá degli Studi di Padova publish “Proteomic analysis of the secretome of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells primed by pro-inflammatory cytokines” in the Journal of Proteomics, 21July 2017 Congratulations to all authors: Elisa Maffioli, Simona Nonnis, Roberta Angioni, Fabiana Santagata, Bianca Calí, Lucia Zanotti, Armando Negri, Antonella Viola, Gabriella Tedeschi. In […]
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