GSCN Conference 2024 in Jena

The 12th GSCN Conference from 25 untill 27 Sept. 2024 in Jena features excellent keynote speakers:

Garðar Á. Árnason
(Akureyri, Iceland)
Cantas Alev
(Kyoto, Japan)
Amander Clark
(Los Angeles, US)
Camilla Forsberg
(Santa Cruz, US)
Hans-Reimer Rodewald
Thomas Zwaka
(New York, US)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION is open until 5 July.
All information, program and registration   here   

9. Juli 2024: Öffentlichkeitsveranstaltung in Hamburg (in German)
Podiumsdiskussion mit Wissenschaftler*innen

Programm:  18:30 Uhr: Kurzfilme & Podiumsdiskussion
Ort:                Universität Hamburg
                       Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal A
                       Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20148 Hamburg

Stammzellen – die Alleskönner unter den Zellen
Verantwortlich für Wachstum, Krankheiten und neue Therapie

Prof. Dr. Maike Sander, Max Delbrück Center Berlin, Expertin für Stammzellen und Diabetes
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Knoblich, Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie Wien, Experte für cerebrale Organoide und neurodegenerative Erkrankungen
Prof. Dr. Hans Schöler, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Biomedizin Münster, Experte für Alterung und Entwicklungsbiologie
Dr. Ole Pless, Fraunhofer Institut für Translationale Medizin und Pharmakologie ITMP Hamburg, Experte für Wirkstofftests und seltene Erkrankungen
Moderation: Dr. Stefanie Seltmann
Mehr Informationen hier

Hot off the press: GSCN Annual Magazine 2023/24

The global stem cell economy

- The global stem cell economy:
   - Europe
   - North America
   - Asia-Pacific 
- Portrait Georg Duda: Leveraging bioengineering for advanced and sustainable medicine
- White Rhinos: Stem cell technologies - a backbone of science-based species conservation
- and more articles ...

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

GSCN at the ISSCR Meeting in Hamburg

The ISSCR meeting in Hamburg (10 – 13 July 2024) is approaching and the GSCN will have a significant presence at this first global stem cell meeting in Germany - please come and join us:
9 July 2024: the GSCN will host a public event (in German) with Jürgen Knoblich, Hans Schöler, Maike Sander and Ole Pless on the current state of stem cell research in the main building of the University of Hamburg.
11 July 2024: GSCN Meet-up Hub on Thursday from 15:45 - 16:30h as a meeting point for German scientists
12 July 2024: GSCN/BIH organized focus session “Strategies for gene and cell-based therapies in Europe” at 13:30h.


GSCN Mentoring Program - NEW Application Deadline: 15 June 2024

Find all information here

New ISSCR patients' guide about stem cell treatments

The ISSCR has published an updated guide about stemcell treatments with ressourceful information for patients, recommendations for questions and considerations before deciding on a stemcell therapie and the risk of unproven stemcell therapies. 
Find more information in English and German here.

Great UniStem Day 2024 in Germany

In Berlin, Munich, Hannover,Heidelberg, NRW and Jena UniStem Days took place with high school students getting insight into stem cell research. A highlight day of science communication and for the public engagement of stem cell scientists!

M. Rezvani                     S. Spuler                          S. Bartfeld
Find more impressions here.

GSCN Civey survey on human embryo and human embryonic stem cell research

EN ( DE)
The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) has identified changing societal attitudes in Germany towards human embryonic stem cell research in an online survey. 
More information and the data of the survey  here.
Das German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) hat bei einer Online-Umfrage veränderte gesellschaftliche Einstellungen in Deutschland zur Forschung mit humanen embryonalen Stammzellen festgestellt. 
Mehr Informationen und die Daten der Umfrage  hier.

GSCN Awards 2023

The "GSCN 2023 Young Investigator Award" goes to Meike Hohwieler from the Institute of Molecular Oncology and Stem Cell Biology at Ulm University Hospital.

The "GSCN 2023 Hilde Mangold Award" goes to Anne Grapin-Botton from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden.

The "GSCN 2023 Publication of the Year Award" goes to Ruzhica Bogeska, ... Michael D. Milsom from Division of Experimental Hematology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) & HI-STEM, receive the GSCN 2023 Publication of the Year Award for the publication “Inflammatory exposure drives long-lived impairment of hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal activity and accelerated aging” in the journal Cell Stem Cell, Aug. 2022.

Find the GSCN press release   
Finden Sie die Pressemitteilung auf Deutsch  
Find more information here

Information for patients

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has published an updated 
Guide to Stem Cell Treatment
It is central to the society’s mission to share scientifically accurate information to inform patients and families about the current state of stem cell research and potential treatments. The ISSCR aims to further patient safety and public health through our efforts to promote legitimate stem cell research and credible stem cell treatments.

Active Bioscience
Berlin-Brandenburger Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT)
Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)
BioLamina AB
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Fraunhofer IBMT
BlueRock Tx
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
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
Stem Genomics
Rebirth Cluster of Excellence
Takara Bio SAS
Tron gGmbH
Thermo Fisher Scientific - LSG
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhämatologie
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Save the date: 

UniStem Day is on 14 March 2025
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From the Press

Stem cell medicine in the North: The report
Source: LIfeScience, 14.06.2024

Tackling the hurdle of tumor formation in stem cell therapies
Source: EurekAlert, 30.05.2024

Michaela Frye (DKFZ) wins "Deutschen Krebspreis" (GSCN) (DE)
Source: Deutscher, 08.04.2024

Vitamin A may play a central role in stem cell biology and wound repair
Source:, 07.03.2024

„Neustart“ für den Energiestoffwechsel – Hoffnung für Menschen mit seltenen Erkrankungen (GSCN) (DE)
Source:, 27.02.2024,
"New start" for energy metabolism - hope for people with rare diseases (PDF)
Source: Download  here

Erstes Nashornbaby aus dem Labor überlebt 62 Tage im Mutterleib (GSCN) (DE)
Source:, 24.01.2024
Scientific breakthrough may save northern white rhino through surrogacy (GSCN)
Source:, 24.01.2024

The Key to Creating Blood Stem Cells May Lie in Your Own Blood
Source: ScienceAlert, 08.01.2024

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