The research school Cancer Stem cells & Developmental biology (CS&D) is part of the Utrecht Graduate School of Life Sciences and combines about 50 research groups from Utrecht University, the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research.The school offers two programmes:




Seminar Schedule

Seminars are on Thursday at 16.00 hrs in the Ted Peek Auditorium - Hubrecht Institute, unless otherwise indicated (in the comment field).

Date & timeSpeaker TitleHostComment
13 Apr 23
Meera Sundaram

University of Pennsylvania, USA

The apical extracellular matrix: a source of inner strength and outer beauty

Sander van den Heuvel and Mike Boxem 
20 Apr 23
Eugenia Piddini

University of Bristol, UK


Mike Boxem and Saskia Suijkerbuijk

within the frame of the "Developmental Genetics" course

27 Apr 23No Seminar   

King's Day

04 May 23
Daniel Hodson

University of Cambridge, UK

Deciphering the genomics of aggresive lymphomas

Alexander Steemers

PhD candidate invited speaker

11 May 23
Xavier Trepat

Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC), Barcelona, Spain

Measuring forces in multicellular systems

Takashi Hiiragi 
18 May 23No Seminar   

Ascension Day

25 May 23
Yosef (Yossi) Yarden

The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Targeting EGFR: mechanisms of signaling and resistance to anti-cancer drugs

Patrick Derksen 
08 Jun 23No Seminar   

PhD Retreat

28 Sep 23
No Seminar   

CS&D-PhD Masterclass

19 Oct 23
John Diffley

The Francis Crick Institute, London


Francesca Mattiroli