StratRegen Retreat 2024

The StratRegen Conference gathers researchers and students at Karolinska Institutet specifically involved in basic, translational, and clinical aspects of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.
The event will feature keynote lectures by distinguished international scientists, alongside presentations by outstanding researchers and StratRegen grant awardees from Karolinska Institutet.

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24th and 25th of October

2024 StratRegen Retreat at Djurönäset

The StratRegen retreat is a bi-annual conference organized by the Strategic Research Area in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, with the aim to create a community where we can share insights, foster collaboration, and collectively contribute to advancements in our field.

You will have the opportunity to present and discuss your work with experts during the poster sessions and network with colleagues and international guests in a relaxed environment. 



The conference will be divided into five main sessions:

Cell therapy



Tissue stem cells

Bio engineering


Registration and abstract submission

Registrations and abstract submission are closed. Vacancies will be announced by the end of august.  

The Retreat is open to all researchers (pre-clinical, translational, clinical) with a research intrest in stem cells and regenerative medicine at Karolinska Institutet. 

Submission of an abstract for a poster presentation is highly encouraged. 

The selection of PhD students and post-docs for participation will mainly be based on the evaluation of the abstracts. Master students or other research staff are welcome to sign-up for the retreat (please state your study program etc under comments), but submission will be subject to availability and scientific  evaluation of the abstract. 


Keynote speakers

The keynote speakers during the conference on 24th and 25th of October are:

Eelco de Koning (Leiden University )

Sergiu Pasca (Stanford University)

Xiao Wang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Jianping Fu (University of Michigan)

Ya-Chieh Hsu (Harvard University)

Tatiana Segura (Duke University)


StratRegen art competition

StratRegen art competition

Art and science have always been closely intertwined. At our StratRegen retreat, we honor this connection through an art exhibition and competition that complements the conference.

The StratRegen art competition invites the community to showcase the beauty of science through original artwork and photographs. Submissions should emphasize the artistic quality of scientific materials, processes, instruments, findings, or data. These can include photos, microscope images, simulations, or other research-related images, as well as various forms of art such as movies, 3-D prints, sculptures, paintings, and drawings. AI-generated images have to be marked as such. Patient data or samples are not permitted.

All registered StratRegen retreat attendees are welcome to submit one piece of art, accompanied by a brief description (submission details will be provided). The deadline for entries is September 24th, 2024.

The submission page will open in june. 

The submitted artworks will be displayed at the StratRegen retreat, where a jury and conference attendees will vote to select the winners. Prizes will be awarded at the conference.

There will be different price categories:

People's Choice: Voted on by the retreat attendees.

Innovation Award: For the most innovative use of scientific data or materials or best visual representation of scientific data or findings. 

Unmodified Magnificence: For the best unedited or minimally edited research image.

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