The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) was created in 2011 and consists of two sections: the Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology (BasicStem) and the Section for Strategic Translational Stem Cell Research and Therapy (TransStem). DanStem is based at the University of Copenhagen and was created to build on the university’s well-established research groups by recruiting international experts and creating training opportunities for undergraduates, doctoral students, and postdocs, with the goal of recruiting about 100 staff members in total. Tor Henrik Semb is DanStem’s managing director and heads the Beta Cell Development and Stem Cell Biology program.

Research at DanStem is supported by state-of-the-art lab facilities for working with embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and by three scientific ...

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