Dr. Matthias Lutolf is a Professor and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Bioengineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The Lutolf lab uses cutting-edge bioengineering strategies for guiding stem cell-based development for the assembly of next-generation organoids with improved reproducibility and physiological relevance.
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The Stem Cell Science Round Up
Eardrum Stem Cells – Researchers have identified stem cells of the eardrum, and found that their migration over the tissue helps maintain homeostasis.
Using “Monster Tumors” to Study Human Development – Investigators propose teratomas as a promising platform for studying human development.
Biobank of Rare, Lethal Tumors – An organoid biobank of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms has been created and used to understand the genetics and pathology of the disease.
Organoids Produce Embryonic Heart -Researchers grew embryonic organoids, called gastruloids, from mouse embryonic stem cells that mimicked the early stages of heart development in the embryo.
Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Matthias Lutolf