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GSDRC Summer School 2014

July 28 – 30, 2014, University of Colorado


The GSDRC is a consortium of the University of Cologne (Cologne, Germany), Columbia University Medical Center (New York, USA), Keio University School of Medicine (Tokyo, Japan), the University of Colorado Denver (Aurora, USA), Dundee University (Scotland, UK), and the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (Singapore). 

One of the objectives of the GSDRC member institutions is to collaborate in promoting skin-related research.  From July 28-30, 2014, the University of Colorado Denver hosted the first GSDRC summer school at the Anschutz Medical Campus.  This highly successful summer school was attended by twenty-eight graduate students and postdoctoral fellows representing the six member institutions.  The primary focus of the summer school was the design of appropriate models to study skin diseases, and included lectures on stem cell-based modeling of skin diseases, animal models for skin diseases, and stem cell-based therapies (see announcement and program for more details).  The summer school was concluded with a dinner at The Fort Restaurant.


The event also provided an opportunity for the coordinators of the six collaborating institutes to discuss future events and funding opportunities.  The coordinators included: David Bickers (Columbia University), Carien Niessen (University of Cologne), Louise Stanley (Dundee University), Akiharu Kubo (Keio University), Maurice Van Steensel (Skin Research Institute of Singapore) and Maranke Koster (University of Colorado Denver).