News

03.2020. Silvia is selected to participate in the upcoming “Summer School 2020: A Boost To The Skin Barrier” – LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Centre, University of Copenhagen (Apr 20-22). Great opportunity for interactions and feedback from leading international experts in the field.

03.2020. Silvia is presenting a poster in the international EACR-AACR-ASPIC Conference: Tumor Microenvironment, in Lisbon, Portugal. Great program, speakers and scientific environment.

02.2020. Mirna is invited to present the Keynote Lecture – Basic Sciences at the European Hair Research Society Meeting 2020. Truly honored and grateful! Thank you to the meeting chair Dr. Claire Higgins and the organizing committee.

02.2020. Welcome Kathrine, Josephine and Laura! great and enthusiastic students that joined the lab to conduct their projects.

16.12.2019. Congratulations to Sílvia Fontenete for receiving a grant from the Fabrikant Einar Willumsens Mindelegat’s Program. Thank you to the founders for the support of our research!

10.12.2019. Mirna is invited to present a SFB 829 Program seminar at the CECAD, Cologne. Title: “Myeloid cells and lymph vessels at the skin stem cell niche”. Old friends, colleagues and great scientific interactions. Thank you to Dr. Carien Niessen for the kind invitation!

15.11.2019. It was a pleasure to participate in the organizing committee of the Cell Biology and Physiology Section’s retreat, Dept Biol, Univ Copenhagen. An excellent day for scientific interactions, poster presentations & academia and industry seminars. Thanks to all the students and scientists that contributed to make it such a great meeting.

23.10.2019. We are looking for a talented postdoctoral scientist to join our international team! Please submit your application via the KU jobportal. Link. Application period: 23.10.2019 – 19.11.2019.

11.10.2019. Sílvia participates in the Culture Night (Kulturnatten) presenting the Lecture Genetic mutations – the potential power of a small change. Kulturnatten is Copenhagen’s largest one-day event, which annually opens the city to an intense experience of exceptional cultural events. Thank you, Silvia, for bringing science to the public by explaining in such an educational way what DNA mutations are.

01.10.2019. Our EMBO J manuscript is featured in the News & Views section of the issue! We are thankful to Drs. Chen Y Kam & Valentina Greco, Yale University, for highligthing our findings.

01.10.2019. Our manuscript “Lymphatic vessels interact dynamically with the hair follicle stem cell niche during skin regeneration in vivo” is now published in EMBO J. https://doi.org/10.15252/embj.2019101688. Congratulations to all authors, and thank you to the agencies and foundations that supported our lab!

23-24.09.2019. Sílvia participates in the RNA-seq quality control and analysis course at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Bern, Switzerland, as part of the European BIOTECH week.

17.09.2019. Johan defended his MSc thesis graduating with the highest mark. Congratulations Johan!

05.09.2019. We are honored for being awarded a NEYE Foundation grant! Thanks to the NEYE Foundation for supporting cancer research and the fight against cancer!

01.09.2019. Congratulations to Sílvia Fontenete for a well deserved award of excellence receiving a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship!

09.08.2019. Glad to announce the publication of the book “Epidermal Stem Cell Niche”, for which Mirna is editor. This book is the 3rd volume of the Elsevier Book Series “Advances in Stem Cells and their Niches”, where experts in the skin research field cover most of the recent conceptual and experimental findings in the epidermal stem cell niche arena. Thanks to the authors for their invaluable contributions to the volume, and for moving the epidermal stem cell niche field forward.

01.07.2019. Sílvia is awarded a travel grant from the Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (DSBMB) (Biokemisk Forening).

19.06.2019. We are excited and honored for being awarded a grant from the Danish Cancer Foundation for the next three years (2020-2022), which will significantly support our cancer research. Looking forward to new discoveries!

13-18.06.2019. Congratulations to Laura, Sarah, Casper and Magnus for their BSc theses defenses and graduation with the highest marks. A great generation of future researchers!

07.06.2019. Daniel Peña-Jimenez defended his Ph.D. thesis at the CNIO, Madrid. His thesis focused on the contributions of lymphatic vessels to the regulation of skin stem cells’ activation. Great job, great thesis presentation and defense. Congratulations Dani for graduating with high honors!

24-27.04.2019. 11th World Congress for Hair Research – Barcelona 2019. Mirna was invited to present a talk in the session Auxiliary Cells. Thanks to the organizers for such a great international meeting!

13.03.2019. Mirna joins the Editorial Board of the international peer-review journal Tissue Barriers, a Taylor and Francis publication. Thank you to the Editor Kursad Turksen for the invitation!

01.03.2019. Dimitra Gkouvelou from the Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, joins the lab to conduct a rotation supported by the ERASMUS+ EU program. Welcome Dimitra!

13.02.2019. Our preprint manuscript “Dynamic interactions of lymphatic vessels at the hair follicle stem cell niche during hair regeneration” is now posted in bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/548768.

02.2019. Welcome to Laura, Sarah, Casper and Magnus! All excellent students with great scientific inquiry who are joining the lab to conduct their BSc projects.

30.11.2018. Sreyoshee joins our team to start her MSc project on lymph vessels & skin stem cells’ communication. Welcome aboard Sreyo!

06-09.11.2018. Sílvia Fontenete presents a talk in the 2nd ENABLE Network EU conference for young researchers that takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. ENABLE aims to involve young scientists in opening the academic world from within by promoting crosstalk between biomedical disciplines, collaboration with industry, and engagement with society.

20.09.2018. Sílvia gives a seminar in Dr. Kristian Strømgaard’s group, Center for Biopharmaceuticals, University of Copenhagen. An interactive seminar and great potential for multidisciplinary collaborations!

03.09.2018. Johan joins the lab to conduct his MSc project focused on tumor associated macrophages. Welcome Johan!

31.07.2018. Sílvia presents a seminar in Dr. Merete Hædersdal group, Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital & Professor at the University of Copenhagen. Great collegial interactions and potential for collaborations!

27-31.05.2018. Copenhagen Bioscience Conference 2018: The Stem Cell Niche. Mirna’s abstract was selected for a short talk in the session Stem Cell Environment. Thank you to all the organizers for such an international meeting of excellence!

23.05.2018. Our book chapter entitled “Isolation of Cancer Stem Cell from Squamous Cell Carcinoma” is now published online in: Turksen K. (ed) Skin Stem Cells. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1879. Springer, Humana Press, New York, NY.

09.05.2018. Mirna is invited to present a seminar in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) Seminar Series. Title: Interactions between skin stem cells and their niche in homeostasis and cancer. Thank you to Dr. Henrik Semb for the kind invitation!

01.05.2018. Amy Soriano, Ph.D student in Dr. Mariastella Zannini’s lab, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, started an international rotation in our lab. Welcome Amy!

28.02.2018. Mirna is invited to present a seminar in The Biologics Seminar Series organized by the Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen. Thank you to the hosts Drs. Martin Malmstem & Camilla Foged for the invitation!

01.01.2018. We are thrilled and honored for being awarded a Novo Nordisk Research grant for the next three years. Thanks for supporting our research now in Denmark! Looking forward to new discoveries.

01.01.2018. Lab moving completed from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, to the Section of Cell Biology and Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. An exciting new phase for our laboratory!

01.05.2008 – 31.12.2017. Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), Cancer Cell Biol Prog. From starting our first independent lab in 2008 to developing a full international research program. Great memories of excellent lab members, colleagues, scientific interactions & support, international endeavors & funders support. Now, our lab’s maximum period of nine years at CNIO is completed. Looking forward to continuing our international research at the University of Copenhagen, an excellent environment for scientific research!