Research at inStem addresses the genetic mechanisms of potency, differentiation and proliferation in human pluripotent cells, examines clinical manifestations of diseases that can potentially be treated by stem cells, models human diseases using stem cells, uses model organisms such as Planaria and Hydra to address fundamental questions in regenerative biology, develops platforms to interrogate signaling pathways with new chemical entities, and finally, develops tools that will help to better understand the biology driving stem cells and eventually treat disease states.At inStem, research is primarily carried out by groups who work on tightly-knit themes, crossing boundaries and developing new approaches to address questions larger than the expertise of individual researchers.
inStem’s vibrant, enthusiastic and intellectual environment and its committed faculty provide a great environment for educational and training programs. Currently, programs exist to support postdocs, graduate students and project trainees. A key focus is the creation of a supportive environment for outstanding young investigators through a Fellows Program. inStem offers outstanding research facilities easily on par with the best in the world. With access to cutting-edge technologies, set in the centre of the country’s biotech hub and with exposure to leaders in science through seminars and workshops, inStem’s stimulating environment develops the best in young scientists. Researchers at inStem are continually exposed to new technologies.