Hans Clevers was inaugurated as president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). The ISSCR is an independent and nonprofit organization with more than 4100 members from over 60 countries and promotes collaboration among the world’s most talented and committed stem cell scientists and physicians.

Clevers: “This is an important time for stem cell research, with advances now moving toward clinical trial in several disease areas. […] Recent discoveries in gene therapy, genomics, and cancer biology are breaking new ground, and will have a real impact in the development of regenerative medicine. […] As the field moves forward, it is crucial that we rely on the Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation (http://www.isscr.org/home/publications/2016-guidelines), developed by the ISSCR last year, to prioritize patient welfare and ensure research integrity and transparency. […] I look forward to leading the ISSCR as we uphold these standards and continue the important work of advancing human health.”

Prof. dr. Hans Clevers is group leader at the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW), Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University and Scientific Director of the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology.

Read more about the ISSCR on their website.