GSCN Conference 2023 in Ulm

The 11th GSCN Conference from 13 -15 Sept. 2023 in Ulm - registration is open!

The 11th GSCN Conference will have excellent keynote speaker:

M. Goodell     Jan Lohmann     H. Nakauchi        Maike Sander     Fiona Watt
(Houston)      (Heidelberg)       (Stanford)            (Berlin)                (Heidelberg)

Please find an exciting program with national and international highlights, broad poster sessions, many presentations from all fields of stem cell research, two social get-togethers and an excellent industry exhibition in Ulm.
All information, program and registration:  here

Upcoming GSCN events

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Berlin on 17 June 2023
Basic research, new therapies, testing drugs, understanding biological development - stem cells play a major role in many fields of research. The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) and the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) take a multimedia approach to these fascinating cells at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften.
More information to the GSCN & BIH program here

GSCN mentoring program 2023/24

NEW: Extended Deadline for Applications: 15 June 2023
The GSCN mentoring program offers a one-of-a-kind chance to obtain orientation and guidance during the decision-making process by established stem cell researchers and experts working outside academia in related fields such as industry, communication, or science management in Germany.
Next to an intense mentor-relationship it includes three workshops and the chance to create an own network with current, future and previous mentees of the program.
The application deadline for the GSCN Mentoring Program is 15 June 2023.
The new program starts 14 Sept. 2023 in Ulm at the GSCN Conference.
More information can be found 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.
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)
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
Stem Genomics
Tron gGmbH
Takara Bio SAS
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Thermo Fisher Scientific - LSG
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhämatologie
9th GSCN Conference
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Save the date: 

UniStem Day is on 22 March 2024
More information here

From the Press

TV-Doku: Stammzelltherapien: Mit eigenen Stammzellen gegen Muskelerkrankung/ Wie funktioniert eine Stammzellspende?/ Geheilt, aber nicht gesund: Leben nach Stammzelltransplantation/ Forschung für sicherere Stammzelltherapien. With Daniel Besser in the studio. (DE) (GSCN)
Source:, 31.5.2023

Neue Angriffsziele für CAR-T-Zelltherapie gegen akute myeloische Leukämie durch KI-gestützte Analyse (DE) (GSCN)
Single-cell transcriptomic atlas-guided development of CAR-T cells for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (GSCN)

Breakthrough research could bring stem cell therapy to the masses
Source:, 10.05.2023

Turning Gray: Stuck Stem Cells Turn Hair Gray
Source:, 19.04.3034

FDA Approves Cell Therapy for Patients with Blood Cancers to Reduce Risk of Infection Following Stem Cell Transplantation
Source:, 14.04.2023

Pankreas-Organoide aus Stammzellen: Künstliche Bauchspeicheldrüse für die Forschung(DE)(GSCN)
Source: Press release Uni Ulm,  11.04.2023

Künstlicher Embryo aus Affen-Stammzellen gezüchtet, Ein Durchbruch?: Erstmals künstliche Affen-Embryonen erschaffen – und in „Leihmütter“ eingesetzt​ (DE)
Source:,,  06.04.2023
Scientists Turned Monkey Stem Cells Into ‘Synthetic Embryos’
Source:, 06.04.2023

Mini-Herzen in der Kulturschale: Organoid aus Stammzellen entwickelt (DE)
Source:, 04.04.2023

Deutscher Krebspreis geht an Alex Kleger in Ulm (GSCN) (DE)
Source:, 31.03.2023

How stem cells make a human brain
Source:, 16.03.2023

Bat stem cells reveal how bats survive in a virus-filled environment
Source:, 15.03.2023

Breakthrough as eggs made from male mice cells​
Source: BBC, 09.03.2023

China's new human gene-editing rules worry experts
Source: BBC, 0703.2023

How do bats live with so many viruses? New bat stem cells hint at an answer​
Source: Science, 21.2.2023

Third person 'cured' of HIV after receiving stem cell cancer treatment
Source:, 20.2.2023

Pluripotent stem cells take over from blood stem cells for future transplant therapies
Source:, 16.02.2023

Von der ersten klinischen Studie zum iPSC-basierten Herzpflaster – Interview mit Prof. Dr. W-H. Zimmermann, Uni Göttigen (DE)
Source:, 09.02.2023

Study reframes understanding of graft-versus-host disease
Source:, 30.01.2023

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

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

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

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

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

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