A conference of records and anniversaries - GSCN Conference 2022 in Münster

The 10th GSCN Conference from 13 – 16 September 2022 at the Halle Münsterland in Münster: The conference  covered the latest findings in stem cell biology and was THE meeting for stem cell researchers in Germany. This year was a Joint Anniversay Event: The 10th GSCN Conference & 20 Years Stem Cell Network NRW, which organized a special symposium in Münster.
More information:  here
Find the conference pictures  here

The next GSCN Conference is in Ulm from 13 -15 Sept. 2023 - please save the date!

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

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).

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.
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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
Contact: gscn.office@mdc-berlin.de

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)
Fraunhofer Institute for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology (ITMP)
Eppendorf AG
HI-STEM - Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and experimental Medicine
Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU)
Miltenyi Biotec
Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology
ISAR Bioscience
OLS - OMNI Life Science
Leibniz Institute on Aging/Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
PELOBiotech GmbH
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
PeproTech GmbH
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch (MDC)
Proteintech Group
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics
Stemcell Technologies
Rebirth Cluster of Excellence
Takara Bio SAS
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Thermo Fisher Scientific - LSG
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhämatologie
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Save the date: 

UniStem Day is on 10 March 2023
More information here

From the Press

Pioneering method for stem cell diagnostics: Leif S. Ludwig receives Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Early Career Award (GSCN)
Source: eurekalert.org, 24.1.2023

Blood stem cells: Not in charge in an emergency!
Source: eurekalert.org, 17.01.2023

Can Stem Cell Meat Save the Planet?
Source: spiegel.de, 06.01.2023

A Single Target Improves Stem Cells in Aged Mice
ource: lifespan.io, 05.01.2023

Malaysia's Last Male Sumatran Rhino's Skin Cells Preserved, Saving the Ancient Species From Extinction (GSCN)
Source: sciencetimes.com, 02.01.2023 

Stem cells may help identify new schizophrenia drugs
Source: neurosciencenews.com, 22.12.2022

Stem cell plasters to stop children needing repeated heart surgeries
Source: bhf.org.uk, 20.12.2022

Evolutionary origins of a master gene that controls stem cells uncovered
Source: technologynetworks.com, 13.12.2022

Fabian Theis erhält Leibniz-Preis 2023 (DE) (GSCN)
Source: presseportal.de, 08.12.2022

Drug for liver disease could protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2 and help COVID-19 patients (GSCN)
Source: bihealth.org, 06.12.2022

In world first, Israeli lab derives male and female stem cells from same person
Source: timesofisrael.com, 29.11.2022

Zombie viruses on a hijacking trip
Source: mpg.de, 22.11.2022

Bundesmittel für Gen- und Zelltherapie-Zentrum bewilligt (DE)
Source: Die Welt, 11.11.2022

A second chance for the Sumatran rhino (GSCN)
Source: izw-berlin.de, 09.11.2022

Using stem cell cloning to identify the origin of lethal stomach and esophageal cancers
Source: news-medical.net, 27.10.2022

Scientists Uncover the Gene Responsible for Human’s Big Brain (GSCN)
Source: scitechdaily.com, 23.10.2022

Stem cell study reveals how neurons from PTSD patients react to stress
Source: sciencedaily.com, 20.10.2022

Mouse embryos grown without eggs or sperm: why and what’s next?
Source: nature.com, 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: spektrum.de, 25.08.2022

Forscher haben in Mäusen Spermien von Ratten erzeugt (DE)
Source: welt.de, 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)

students at laboratory
students at auditorium