All STARSTEM partners assembled in Genoa for a 6-month meeting hosted by PIs Dr Chiara Gentili of the University of Genoa (UNIGE) and Dr Milena Mastrogiacomo of Biorigen (BIO). The meeting was held over 2 days, July 19th and 20th, 2018.

New team members Jaber Malekzadeh Najafabadi (TUM), Arantxa Albornoz (ICFO, and Marta Nardini and Simonetta Carluccio (both from UNIGE) were present and introduced to the partners.

Progress updates and future plans were presented. Action points were reiterated by Coordinator Martin Leahy of NUI Galway and the meeting concluded with an open discussion about the next steps to be taken. ICFO have agreed to host the next meeting in Barcelona.