Concepts and Applications of Stem Cell Biology

A Guide for Students

  • Gabriela Rodrigues
  • Bernard A. J. Roelen

Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Maria Gomes Fernandes, Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes
    Pages 29-55
  3. Sandrina Nóbrega-Pereira, Bruno Bernardes de Jesus
    Pages 73-91
  4. Bernard A. J. Roelen
    Pages 93-113
  5. Beatriz Gonçalves
    Pages 115-130
  6. André Dias, Rita Aires
    Pages 131-158
  7. Marianne Deries, André B. Gonçalves, Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir
    Pages 159-185
  8. Vasco Sampaio-Pinto, Ana C. Silva, Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó, Diana S. Nascimento
    Pages 187-211
  9. Evguenia Bekman, Teresa P. Silva, João P. Cotovio, Rita Mendes de Almeida
    Pages 213-228
  10. Carolina Nunes, Marie-Gabrielle Zurich
    Pages 229-246
  11. Sérgio P. Camões, Jorge M. Santos, Félix Carvalho, Joana P. Miranda
    Pages 247-267
  12. Gabriela Rodrigues, Bernard A. J. Roelen
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This textbook will support graduate students with learning materials rich in the basic concepts of stem cell biology, in its most widespread and updated perspective. The chapters are conceived in a way for students to understand the meaning of pluripotency, the definition of embryonic stem cells and the formation of multicellular structures such as organoids together with the underlying principles of their epigenetic. This textbook also discusses adult stem cells and the potential use of these cells, in particular neural, mesenchymal,  and several types of muscular cells, in biomedical research and clinical applications.

This textbook represents a vital complement to the text on Essential Current Concepts of Stem Cell Biology, also published in the Learning Materials in Biosciences textbook series.


stem cells embryo pluripotency and reprogramming tissue regeneration genomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriela Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Bernard A. J. Roelen
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciências daUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Embryology, Anatomy and Physiology, Department Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUtrecht UniverstityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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