GSCN Awards 2022

The "GSCN 2022 Young Investigator Award" goes to Simon Haas from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), the Charité and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin.

The "GSCN 2022 Hilde Mangold Award" goes to Meritxell Huch from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden.

The "GSCN 2022 Publication of the Year Award" goes to Adam C. O'Neill, Fatma Uzbas, Giulia Antognolli and Florencia Merino as well as Magdalena Götz from Helmholtz Munich and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU).

Find more detailed information  here.
Find the GSCN press release here:  Deciphering cell biology
Finden Sie die Presemitteilung auf Deutsch hier: Entschlüsselung der Zellbiologie


NEW: GSCN Annual Magazine 2022

Stem Cell Research and Diseases III

- Hematopoiesis and blood diseases
- Fresh blood from the lab
- Modeling diseases of brain and mind
- Cell replacement therapy for Parkinson's disease
- Learning more about leukemias
- and more articles ...

Read it online here (with download link).
Read the German version  here (with download link).

Register and come: 10th GSCN Conference from 13 - 16 Sept. 2022 in Münster!

The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) invites you to the 10th GSCN Conference from 13 – 16 September 2022 at the Halle Münsterland in Münster.
The conference  will cover the latest findings in stem cell biology and is THE meeting for stem cell researchers in Germany. This year it will be a Joint Anniversay Event: The 10th GSCN Conference & 20 Years Stem Cell Network NRW, which will organize a special symposium in Münster. Because of the joint anniversary, the GSCN Conference will take place for 4 days instead of the usual 3 days.
The website and registration is open! Register soon, more information:  here.

Next UniStem Day is 10 March 2023

On Friday, 10 March 2023 is next UniStem Day - save the date!
And plan activities - online and/or offline. If you need support please contact the GSCN office.
UniStem Day is a europewide education day for high school students about stem cell research with lots of activities, lectures, workshops, videos, games and discussions.
Please find more information on the program in Germany  here

New GSCN Mentoring Program

The German Stem Cell Network has succesfully started a one-year GSCN Mentoring Program.
Do you want to become a mentee for 2022/2023? 
Application deadline is 1 Juli 2022 for the Mentorship 2022/2023.

Please find more information on the program  here

GSCN Awards 2021

The "GSCN 2021 Young Investigator Award" goes to Elvira Mass from the Life and Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES) at the University of Bonn.

The "GSCN 2021 Hilde Mangold Award" goes to Katja Schenke-Layland from the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen.

The "GSCN 2021 Publication of the Year Award" goes to Katharina Scheibner and Heiko Lickert together with Silvia Schirge and Ingo Burtscher from the Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München.

Please read more  here.
Find the press release "Revealing secrets of embryonic development"  here.

GSCN & BIH initiate "Dialog Platform Stem Cell Research"

Starting in 2021, the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) have entered into a close cooperation with the foundation of the "Dialog Platform Stem Cell Research".
Find the press release with more information here.

Organoids - from stem cells to future technologies


Through this White Paper, the GSCN and the Interdisciplinary  Research Group (IAG) Gene Technology Report of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) hope to raise public awareness of this research field and stimulate an interdisciplinary public debate on organoids.
Read more

Stem Cells for Life - GSCN Exhibition

The GSCN has developed an exhibition for institutes, universities and teachers - 10 posters on topics of current stem cell research like diabetes, organoids, skin, ethics and many more. Each poster is accompanied by a website with videos, factsheets and an interactive quiz to deepen the information.
Link to the website in German: Stammzellen - Zellen fürs Leben
Link to the website in English: Stem Cells for Life

Active Bioscience
Berlin-Brandenburger Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT)
SFB 873, Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
BioLamina AB
Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)
Biopharma Excellence
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Fraunhofer IBMT
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT)
Eppendorf AG
Fraunhofer Institute for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology (ITMP)
HI-STEM - Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and experimental Medicine
Miltenyi Biotec
Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU)
Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology
OLS - OMNI Life Science
ISAR Bioscience
PELOBiotech GmbH
Leibniz Institute on Aging/Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
PeproTech GmbH
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Proteintech Group
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch (MDC)
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Stemcell Technologies
Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics
Takara Bio SAS
Rebirth Cluster of Excellence
Thermo Fisher Scientific - LSG
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhämatologie
9th GSCN Conference
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GSCN on Facebook
GSCN Humhub
GSCN on Twitter

Save the date: 

UniStem Day is on 10 March 2023
More information here

From the Press

Mouse embryos grown without eggs or sperm: why and what’s next?
Source:, 25.08.2022
‘Synthetic’ embryo with brain and beating heart grown from stem cells by Cambridge scientists
Source: University-Cambridge, 25.08.2022

Ohne Eizelle und Uterus: Embryonen aus Stammzellen nachgebaut (DE)
Source:, 25.08.2022

Forscher haben in Mäusen Spermien von Ratten erzeugt (DE)
Source:, 09.08.2022

Scientists create world’s first ‘synthetic embryos’
Israelischer Forscher schuf erstmals synthetische Embryos

Source: The Guardian, 03.08.2022 (EN), Der Standard, 04.08.2022 (DE)

New human cell line developed to study blinding eye disorders
Source:, 12.07.2022

A Newly Discovered Type of Stem Cell Could Allow Scientists To Make Organs in a Dish
Source:, 07.07.2022

Wie Ulmer Forscher das 20 Jahre alte Stammzellen-Gesetz bewerten (GSCN) (DE)
Source:, 28.6.2022

Human urine-derived stem cells have robust regenerative potential
Source:, 28.6.2022

Ludovic Vallier grows liver tissue from stem cells. He will take up the W3 Einstein Strategic Professorship for Stem Cells in Regenerative Therapies at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH)
Source: BIH, 08.06.2022

Researchers look to unleash the power of stem cells to repair brain injuries
Source:, 31.05.2022

Memorandum signed on establishing a center of gene and cell therapy: The state of Berlin, Bayer, and Charité are planning a health care lighthouse project in the Mitte borough
Source: Charité - joined press release (EN), Charité - gemeinsame Presseerklärung (DE), 26.04.2022

Lab grown, self-sustainable muscle cells repair muscle injury and disease, mouse study shows
Source: ScienceDaily, 20.04.2022

It’s all in the hiPS
Source: EurekAlert, 18.04.2022

Scientists call for the inclusion of Muslim perspectives in stem cell policy
Source: Eurekalert, 07.04.2022

Stem cell-derived retinal patch is shown to survive two years post-implantation
Source:, 16.03.2022

One step closer to artificial rhino eggs
Source:, 10.03.2022

Forschern gelingt es, Mäuse „rückwärts“ altern zu lassen (DE)
Source:, 16.03.2022
Cellular rejuvenation therapy safely reverses signs of aging in mice
Source:, 07.03.2022

A speed limit could be a breakthrough for stem cell therapy (GSCN)
Source: eurekalert, 07.03.2022

Researchers produce fully functional pancreatic beta cells from stem cells for the first time
Source:, 04.03.2022

Extending the longevity of stem cells
Source: sciencedaily, 03.03.2022

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