7th GSCN Annual Conference 2019: Great conference in Berlin
That was a great Annual GSCN Conference in Berlin with 400 scientists, 66 selected talks, 5 keynotes, 124 poster, 29 exhibitors, 3 GSCN awards, different workshops, a Non-PI meeting, an ELSA symposium, a public event with new GSCN videos … and all and everybody circling around stem cells.
Highlights were the keynotes by Kathrin Plath (Los Angeles), James Wells (Cincinnati), Shoukhrat Mitalipov (Portland), Lorenz Studer (New York) and Pekka Katjisto (Helsinki/Stockholm). More highlight was the Presidential Symposium with a keynote by Anne Grapin-Botton (Dresden) and the talks of the GSCN awardees Nico Lachmann, Ana Martin-Villalba and Germàn Camargo Ortega. Overall it was an inspiring atmosphere with fantastic talks, great networking, very nice social events and it all lived by the engaged scientific community of the GSCN - Thank you very much to all participants and supporters and see you next year in Ulm to the 8th GSCN Annual Conference 2020. Save the date: 23 - 25 Sept 2020!
From the press: Read here
Exciting Highlights of 7th GSCN Conference in Berlin
New GSCN Awards 2019: Discover the potential of stem cells
- The „GSCN 2019 Young Investigator Award“ goes to Dr. Nico Lachmann from the Institute for Experimental Hematology at Hannover Medical School (MHH).
- The „GSCN 2019 Female Scientist Award“ goes to Prof. Dr. Ana Martin-Villalba from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg.
- The „GSCN 2019 Publication of the Year Award“ goes to Dr. Germán Camargo Ortega (Cell System Dynamics Group, ETH Zurich) and Prof. Magdalena Götz (Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Chair of Physiological Genomics at the Biomedical Centre of LMU) for the publication"The centrosome protein Akna regulates neurogenesis via microtubule organization", 2019, in the journal Nature (Camargo Ortega, G et al., 2019, Nature 567, 113-117, doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-0962)
Read more here: Press release: Discover the potential of stem cells
The three GSCN awards are endowed with 1,500 euros each, and the awardees will give a lecture at the Presidential Symposium on 24 September at this year's GSCN Stem Cell Conference from 23 - 25 September 2019 in Berlin.
The GSCN annual magazine 2018/19
"Stem Cells: Research Translation Therapy"
Read it online here (with download link).
NEW: GSCN White Paper "Translation – from the stem cell toward innovative therapy“ (in German)
A working group " Translation of stem cell based therapies” has published a White Paper "Translation - from the stem cell toward innovative therapy. Analysis and recommendations for clinical translation of stem cell research in Germany" (in German) on the hurdles and gaps of the translation process of stem cell research. If you are interested to get printed documents, please contact the GSCN central office (contact: GSCN Office).
Please find the English version of the recommendations here.
Press release (in German) 20.11.2018:
Der steinige Weg zur Stammzell-Therapie
GSCN school material:
"Understanding Stem Cells - The conference for schools"
The GSCN and the Schering Stiftung developed new material about stem cells for high schools in German. The four units á 90 minutes cover the topics "Basics, Ethics, Therapies, Genetics" and offer an insight into the wide area of stem cells and related fields. Teachers find a didactic concept based on elements of a scientific conference - students slip into the role of scientists and give key lectures, present posters and discuss on panels about all kind of aspects about stem cells. Please take a look www.understanding-stemcells.info