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Merlin Newsletter Autumn 2016

The project team are pleased to issue the first Merlin Newsletter (for Autumn 2016). You can access the newsletter above. Contents in this edition include: MERLIN at a Glance – a reminder of the project’s key aims and objectives. Read All About it – details of some of our recent publications. At the Lectern – […]

Merlin Plenary Meeting in Galway

Merlin partner Orbsen hosted the latest Merlin plenary, held in Galway on 17 and 18 October. The meeting was very productive and included updates from all scientific work packages, aswell as reviews of IP, dissemination/exploitation and use of resources. Break-out sessions were also organised so that PIs and postdocs could collaborate in smaller groups. The […]

Merlin article published in “Leukemia”

An article published by Merlin researchers from UNIPD has recently been published in the “Leukemia” journal. The piece is entitled  “Mouse mesenchymal stem cells inhibit high endothelial cell activation and lymphocyte homing to lymph nodes by releasing TIMP-1” (Author(s): Zanotti L, Angioni R, Calì B, Soldani C, Ploia C, Moalli F, Gargesha M, D’Amico G, Elliman […]

Merlin Report for Year 2

In March 2015 we issued a report summarising the work undertaken during the first year of the project. Our second report, for year 2 of Merlin is now available. You can access the year 2 report  below. MERLIN Report Year 2  

Merlin partner BioInVision presents at AAI Conference

Dr. Madhu Gargesha of BioInVision presented a paper titled “MSC pre-treatments lead to better cell survival in mouse models of liver disease: A CryoViz Study” at the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) 2016 Conference in Seattle, Washington, USA, May 13-16 2016. The presentation was very well received and generated a lot of interest in the […]

Erasmus MC present at Dutch Transplantation Society Meeting

Researchers from Merlin project partner Erasmus MC recently made a number of presentations at the Dutch Transplantation Society Meeting held on 9 and 10 March 2016 in Groningen. These included a poster presentation about the Merlin project entitled “Optimizing the immunogenicity and immunomodulatory properties of MSC “, (S.F.H. de Witte et al). For more details […]

3D Rendering from MSC Bio-distribution studies with BioInVision’s CryoViz cryo-imaging system

MERLIN is developing stem cell-based therapies that specifically target the inflammatory components of liver disease. Our partners BioInVision have developed a cryo-imaging system for 3D, microscopic imaging – the CryoViz instrument. CryoViz enables you to do cellular and molecular imaging where you get colour anatomy and exactly-registered multi-spectral molecular fluorescence. Check out our video, which shows […]

Prof. Antonella Viola publishes review on Mesenchymal stem cells: myths and reality

The group of Prof. Antonella Viola from University of Padua has recently published a review titled “Mesenchymal stem cells: myths and reality” in “Swiss Medical Weekly”, the official scientific publication of the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine, the Swiss Society of Infectiology and the Swiss Society of Rheumatology. In this review, they identified what […]

MERLIN at EASL 2016

MERLIN will be presented in a bespoke session at EASL to highlight EU initiatives. An abstract we submitted to EASL has also been accepted as a parallel session oral presentation. The EASL 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in Barcelona 13-17 April 2016. EASL – The Home of Hepatology – is Europe’s preeminent liver association […]

MERLIN meeting in Birmingham 28-29 January

The MERLIN team met at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham 28 – 29 January 2016 to discuss the results of our pre-clinical work. We discussed preparations for the MERLIN clinical trial, including results from our MSC bio-distribution studies, pre-clinical experiments, and progress on the GMP manufacture of our stem cell therapy for PSC. We were joined by three […]