NEW: GSCN Annual Magazine 2022

Stem Cell Research and Diseases III

- Hematopoiesus 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).

Save the date: 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 to be for a large number of stem cell researchers in Germany. This year it will be a Joint Anniversay Event: The 10th  GSCN Conference and the 20th anniversary of the 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! Use the early-bird-advantages and register soon, more information:  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

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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 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
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

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

Human Embryo at 8-Cell Stage Modeled in New Stem Cell Culture
Source:, 25.02.2022

Wie Organoide die medizinische Forschung revolutionieren
Source:, 22.02.2022

Scientists have possibly cured HIV in a woman for the first time
Source:, 15.02.2022
Erste Frau gilt nach Stammzelltherapie als von HIV geheilt (DE)
Source:, 16.02.2022

Mouse experiments show how sugar molecules can be used to track stem cells
Source:, 07.02.2022

Last-resort cancer therapy holds back disease for more than a decade
Source:, 02.02.2022

The embryonic node behaves as an instructive stem cell niche for axial elongation
Source:, 01.02.2022

Stem cell rejuvenation helps immunotherapy fight cancer tirelessly
Source:, 31.01.2022

Continuous human iPSC-macrophage mass production by suspension culture in stirred tank bioreactors (GSCN)
Source:, 17.01.2022

Alternative SARS-CoV-2 infection route via cerebral vessels identified (GSCN)
Source: Fraunhofer ITMP, 20.01.2022

Old neurons can block neurogenesis in mice
Source:, 20.01.2022

Novo Nordisk Foundation invests $343m to build stem-cell research center
Source:, 20.01.2022

Japan team carries out world-first spinal cord stem cell trial
Source:, 14.01.2022

First stem cell model of albinism developed
Source:, 12.01.2022

Fighting blood diseases with artificial intelligence (GSCN)
Source: Helmholtz Zentrum München, 12.01.2022

New graft strategy may improve outcomes for blood stem cell recipients
Source: sciencedaily, 10.01.2022

Provocative new findings suggest a surprising cause of Down syndrome: cells linked to aging
Source:, 06.01.2022

‘Blastoids’ made of stem cells offer a new way to study fertility
Source:, 06.01.2022

Thermo Fisher Scientific completes acquisition of PeproTech, a leader in recombinant proteins
Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific, 05.01.2022

Changing “Sponginess” of cell nuclei help them decide their future
Source:, 02.01.2022

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