Prof Peter Zandstra from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto (Canada) has also accepted our invitation to participate in the chalk-talk series. The aim of Prof Zandstra’s research is to develop strategies for regenerative medicine, in particular, the regeneration of functional tissues from stem cells. He focuses on the understanding of stem cell fate decisions in response to the extracellular environment. To archieve this, his group employs techniques from quantitative bioengineering and mathematical modeling. His visit is planned for 6 – 8 May 2013.