GSCN Travel Awards

GSCN Travel Awards


Travel awards of the scientific GSCN working groups

GSCN members and scientists in Germany can apply for travel awards to international stem cell conferences, workshops and events. To apply please send the submitted abstract to the event and a short letter of motivation (max. 1 page) to the GSCN Office ( The letter should contain 1) the importance of the event for the applicant, 2) how the applicant profits from the event and 3) why financial support is important.

Applications will be considered four time a year with these deadlines:
- 28 February for events from 1 April to 30 June,
- 31 May for events from 1 July to 30 September,
- 31 August for events from 1 October to 31 December and
- 30 November for events from 1 Januar to 31 March of the following year.

Past GSCN Travel Awards

The GSCN thanks all the winners of GSCN Travel Awards for their comprehensive reports on their experience on the respective conferences and description of scientific highlights. Please find the links to these reports below.

51st Miami Winter Symposium: Stem Cells – Today’s Research Tomorrow’s Therapies, Miami, USA | 28 - 31 January 2018
Annemarie Baaße, Rostock ( report)

ISEH 2017 Meeting, Frankfurt, Germany | 24 - 27 August 2017

All report can be found in this  collection of reports.

Konstantinos D. Kokkaliaris, Basel
Dirk Löffler, Basel
Weijia Wang, Basel

ISSCR 2017 Meeting, Boston, USA | 22 - 25 June 2016

All report can be found in this  collection of reports.

Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid, Freiburg
Katharina Günther, Würzburg
Deniz Kanber, Essen

20th meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT), Washington (DC), USA | 10 - 31 May 2017
Miriam Hetzel, Hannover ( report)

Keystone Symposium "Neurogenesis during Development", Squaw Creek, USA | 8 - 12 January 2017
German Camargo Ortega, Munich ( report)

2nd Challenges in Computational Biology Conference, Mainz | 12 - 16 November 2016

Nancy Mah, Berlin (report)

Meeting of the Society of Neuroscience, San Diego, USA | 12 - 16 November 2016
Marisa Karow, Munich (report)

ESGCT/ISSCR Collaborative Congress Florence, Italy | 18 - 21 October 2016
Miriam Hetzel, Hannover ( report)
Alexandra Kuhn, Hannover ( report)

Hydra XII Summer School, Hydra, Greece | 8 - 12 August 2016
Neha Goveas, Dresden ( report)

Gordon Research Conference "Tissue Niches & Resident Stem Cells in Adult Epithelia" Hong Kong, China | 8 - 12 August 2016
Jerome Korzelius, Jena ( report)

ISSCR 2016 Meeting, San Francisco, USA | 22 - 25 June 2016

All report can be found in this  collection of reports.

Avni Basner, Heidelberg
Cristina Golfieri, Dresden
Stefan Hauser, Tübingen
Chao Sheng, Bonn
Manuela Völker, Dresden
Stefan Weiß, Munich

ISSCR 2015 Meeting, Stockholm, Schweden | 24 - 27 June 2015

 Collection of reports

Winner of travel awards were:

Working group: "Pluripotency and re-programing"
- Andreas Elanzew, Bonn
- Henning Kempf, Hannover
- Kee-Pyo Kim, Münster

WG: "Somatic stem cells and development"
- Dorota Kaniowska, Leipzig

- Peggy Matz, Düsseldorf
- Anton Selich, Hannover

WG: "Basic, translational and applied hematopoiesis"
- Mania Ackermann, Hannover
- Andre Görgens, Essen
- Daniel Klimmeck, Heidelberg
- Maria Stecklum, Berlin

WG: "Stem cells in disease (Cancer stem cells)" 
- Juliane Strietz, Freiburg
- Stella Stepputtis, Freiburg

WG: "Stem cells in regenerative therapies"
- Antje Appelt-Menzel, Würzburg
- Martin Johannes Pfeiffer, Münster
- Laura Stappert, Bonn
- Manuela Völker, Dresden

WG: "Stem cells in disease modeling and drug development"
- Raul Bukowiecki, Berlin
- Dulce de Lima Cunha, Cologne/Innsbruck (AT)
- Adele Mucci, Hannover
- Lydia Wagner, Dresden

WG: " Computational stem cell biology"
- Thomas Zerjatke, Dresden



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