The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) is hosted by the University of Copenhagen. It was established in 2011 and employs approximately 236 people.
DanStem conducts basic research solving complex problems in stem cell and developmental biology, spanning from early embryonic development and organogenesis to homeostasis and disease. The Center’s translational research programs aim to harness insights from fundamental discoveries to develop new technologies, therapies, and clinical approaches. The ambition at DanStem is to generate knowledge as a scientific basis for targeted and efficient therapies for cancer and chronic diseases such as diabetes.
DanStem consists of approx. thirteen research groups and four affiliated translational research groups.