Centre of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism
Stem cell research holds great potential for strategies spanning from organ replacements to treatments targeting aging related diseases. MetaStem, the Academy of Finland funded Centre of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism, combines unique expertise on stem cells, nutrient sensing and mitochondrial biology to address how stem cell function can be modified through regulation of their metabolism. Our aim is to target tissue repair with metabolic tools, and to develop cellular therapy strategies for diabetes. MetaStem was established in 2018, and has over 80 researchers in four research groups at the University of Helsinki.
Stem cells have a distinct metabolism, and recent advances suggest that key pathways controlling cellular metabolism can also modulate...
Selected publications Functional, metabolic and transcriptional maturation of human pancreatic islets derived from stem cells...
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Researchers produce fully functional pancreatic beta cells from stem cells for the first time
A study coordinated by a research group at the University of Helsinki paves the way for cell therapies for diabetes.