9th GSCN Conference in Dresden!

We welcome you to the 9th GSCN Conference 2021 from 6 - 8 October 2021 in Dresden in Saxony! Due to different pandemic hygienic regulations in the states and venues, we are happy to announce that we are on track for a face-to-face meeting - but with a change of locations. The GSCN Conference will take place in Dresden. More information:  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.

New GSCN Mentoring Program

The German Stem Cell Network is starting a one-year GSCN Mentoring Program.
Do you want to become a mentee? Be part of the mentorship? Are you interested?
Application deadline is the 23 August 2021 for the Mentorship 2021/2022.

Please find more information on the program  here

GSCN Annual Magazine 2021

Stem Cell Research and Diseases II

- Cardiac replacement therapy
- Stem cells deliver boost to lung research
- Stem cells and immunological memory
- GSCN + BIH = Dialog Platform Stem Cell research
- On the status of brain organoids and embryoids
- 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

Excellent research: GSCN Award Winners 2020 

The „GSCN 2020 Young Investigator Award“ goes to Prof. Dr. Barbara Treutlein of the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropolgy, Leipzig, and the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
The „GSCN 2020 Female Scientist Award“ goes to Prof. Dr. Edith Heard, Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg.
The „GSCN 2020 Publication of the Year Award“ goes to Sergiy Velychko and Prof. Dr. Hans R. Schöler of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Munster.
Find the GSCN press release here:  Development of stem cells in the laboratory
Read more here.

Statement of the GSCN

Offers of unproven stem cell therapies for COVID-19 disease caused by the corona virus SARS-CoV-2

With the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need for new treatments, especially for critically ill patients. Clinical trials, such as experiments with SARS-COV-2 vaccines, are in full swing. However, there is a significant increase in unproven and untested therapies worldwide, including unproven treatments based on "stem cells". The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) as well as international scientific societies such as EuroStemCell (Statement), the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR Statement) and the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT Statement) strongly oppose the irresponsible offer of unproven cell-based treatments, especially in the context of such a severe pandemic. Affected individuals and families are urged to talk to healthcare professionals to obtain the best available information on COVID-19 disease and treatment options.

Active Bioscience
Berlin-Brandenburger Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT)
SFB 873, Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
BioLamina AB
Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)
Biological Industries
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Biopharma Excellence
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
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
Takara Bio SAS
Rebirth Cluster of Excellence
Thermo Fisher Scientific - LSG
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhämatologie
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From the Press

Die Teilung des Unteilbaren: Herzregeneration nach genetischer Umprogrammierung von Herzmuskelzellen möglich (DE) (GSCN)
Source: Max Planck Institut Herz- und Lungenforschung, 24.09.2021

Epigenetic changes in aging stem cells rejuvenated by acetate
Source: genengnews.org, 15.09.2021

Zell-Feng Shui: Wie die Einheit von physikalischen und biochemischen Reizen gesunde Organismen ermöglicht (DE)
Source: idw-online.de, 01.09.2021

What’s next for lab-grown human embryos?
Source: nature.com, 31.08.2001

Scientists Grew Stem Cell 'Mini Brains'. Then, The Brains Sort-of Developed Eyes (GSCN)
Source: sciencealert, 18.08.2021

Generation of ovarian follicles from mouse pluripotent stem cells
Source: Science, 16.07.2021

Magnetically-guided delivery of therapeutic stem cells into the brain
Source: AdvancedScienceNews.com, 07.07.2021

Blood stem cells make brain tumors more aggressive
Source: EurekAlert, 28.06.2021

Catalent to Acquire RheinCell Therapeutics​
Source: Contract Pharma, 25.06.2021

Scientists Discover Two New Types of Glial Cells in Mouse Brain
Source: Sci-News.com, 16.06.2021

Stem cell scientists make big progress in building mini-kidneys
Source: sciencedaily.com, 15.06.2021

A call for global oversight of unproven stem cell therapies
Source: eurekalert.org, 09.06.2021

Stem-cell guidelines: why it was time for an update
Source: nature.com, 26.05.2021

The ISSCR Releases Updated Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation
Source: ISSCR, 26.05.2021

Leopoldina und Akademienunion sprechen sich für Neubewertung des Embryonenschutzes in Deutschland aus (DE)
Source: leopoldina.org, 26.05.2021

Frühe Geschlechtsunterschiede (DE) (GSCN)
Source: molgen.mpg.de, 30.04.2021

New 3D organoid model of pancreas developed from human stem cells
Source: drugtargetreview.com, 29.04.2021

ERS Monograph: Lung Stem Cells in Development, Health and Disease
Source: European Respiratory Society (ERS) publications, April 2021

Bauchspeicheldrüsen-Tumore aus dem Labor: Organoide helfen, die Krebsentstehung zu verstehen (DE) (GSCN)
Source: uni-ulm.de, 28.04.2021

Elusive cancer cells dissected using developmental-biology toolkit
Source: nature.com, 20.04.2021

Stem cell transplant after CAR T-cell therapy effective for young leukemia patients
Source: ccr.cancer.gov, 20.04.2021

Lab-grown embryos mix human and monkey cells
Der Affenmensch in der Petrischale

Source: science.org, Tagesspiegel.de, 15.04.2021

Aged bone marrow niche impedes function of rejuvenated hematopoietic stem cells (GSCN)
Source: eurekalert.org, 13.04.2021

Cell-based method for the regeneration of myelin (GSCN)
Source: mpi-muenster.de, 12.04.2021

Scientists identify new differences between the sexes in age-related changes to brain stem cells
Source: eurekalert.org, 08.04.2021 

Warum Blutstammzellen lange nicht altern (GSCN)(DE) 
Source: ärzteblatt.de, 25.03.2021

Meilenstein der Stammzellforschung: Modelle menschlicher Embryonen (GSCN) (DE)
Blastocyst-like structures generated from human pluripotent stem cells
Source: Berliner Zeitungnature.com, 17.03.2021

Scientists grew tiny tear glands in a dish — then made them cry
Source: nature.com, 16.03.2021

USC Stem Cell scientists start a buzz around fruit flies in hearing research
Source: EurekAlert.org, 16.03.2021

"Wir brauchen eine breite gesellschaftliche Debatte" (GSCN)(DE)
Source: ZEIT.de, 25.02.2021

The key to proper muscle growth (GSCN)
Source: EurekAlert.org, 26.02.2021

Exercise generates immune cells in bone
Source: nature.com, 24.02.2021

Reactivating aging stem cells in the brain
Source: EurekAlert.org,  24.02.2021

Mount Sinai researchers identify mechanisms that are essential for proper skin development
Source: EurekAlert.org, 18.02.2021Embryonalentwicklung in Zellkultur (GSCN)
Source: mhh.de, 09.02.2021

Cre-Controlled CRISPR mutagenesis provides fast and easy conditional gene inactivation in zebrafish (GSCN)
Source: nature.com, 18.02.2021

Elvira Mass erhält Paul Ehrlich- und Ludwig Darmstaedter-Nachwuchspreis 2021 für Erkenntnisse zur Organentwicklung bei der Maus (GSCN)
Source: Uni Frankfurt, 27.01.2021

Fraunhofer ITMP involved in two new European research consortia on research rare childhood diseases (GSCN)
Source: itmp.fraunhofer, 19.01.2021

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