GSCN school material: "Understanding Stem Cells - The conference for schools"

The GSCN and the Schering Stiftung developed new material about stem cells for high schools in German. The four units á 90 minutes cover the topics "Basics, Ethics, Therapies, Genetics" and offer an insight into the wide area of stem cells and related fields. Teachers find a didactic concept based on elements of a scientific conference - students slip into the role of scientists and give key lectures, present posters and discuss on panels about all kind of aspects about stem cells. Please take a look  www.understanding-stemcells.info

Analogue & digital exhibition

Stem cells: cells for life – 10 posters (in German and in English) to download

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.
The highlight: The posters are available as DINA 0 format on the GSCN website - anyone can download them, print them out as posters or roll-ups - and immediately has a complete, analogue and digitally enhanced, exhibition on stem cells, research and application at hand.

The English posters can be downloaded as print version here.
 

     

Link to the website (only in German): Stammzellen - Zellen fürs Leben


UniStem Day

Date: 5. March 2021

UniStem Day 2020 - europäischer Stammzelltag

The UniStem Day is a Europe wide education day for highschool students. 

In 2019, more than 1300 students gathered in 15 cities and numerous universities and research institutions in Germany to dedicate an entire day to stem cell research! UniStem Day 2019 took place for the fourth time in Germany - and for the first time worldwide with Columbia, Singapore and Australia. Another highlight: More and more countries took part in the Stem Cell Education Day  - Germany, Austria, France, Greece, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden took part.


In 2020, the UniStem Day was severely influenced by the Corona pandemic, many events were cancelled, some were reduced in program and number of paticipants. 


In 2021 - all events in Germany took place online and it was a huge success, because a lot of the students really enjoyed listening and talking to "real" scientists.


Let's look forward to 2022 and hope that the pandemic will be under control and minimized - we would love to organize real events for the UniStem Day 2022.
Please find more information on the German GSCN-Site: www.unistemday.de
 

GSCN White Paper "Translation – from the stem cell toward innovative therapy“ (in German)

A working group " Translation of stem cell based therapies” has published a White Paper "Translation - from the stem cell toward innovative therapy. Analysis and recommendations for clinical translation of stem cell research in Germany" (in German)  on the hurdles and gaps of the translation process of stem cell research. If you are interested to get the White Paper, please contact the GSCN central office (contact: GSCN Office).
Read more here.

Further information:

Organoides: 3D miniatures are booming (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

Good models are needed (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

Model organisms (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

3D-Printing (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

Research on somatic stem cells and development (GSCN Annual Magazine 2013/14)

Short movie about neural stem cells (source: Stem Cell Network - Canada)

Short movie about retinal stem cells (source: Stem Cell Network - Canada)

Further information:

Short movie about hematopoietic stem cells (source: Stem Cell Network - Canada)

Short movie about stem cells (source: Stem Cell Network - Canada)

Further information:

Research on cancer stem cells in Germany (GSCN Annual Magazine 2013/14)

Short movie about cancer stem cells (source: Stem Cell Network - Canada)

Further information:

Hunt for new drugs (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

Organoides: 3D miniatures are booming (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

Good models are needed (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

Genome Editing (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

Stem cells from the factory (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

Stem cell banks (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

Research on stem cells in disease modeling and drug development (GSCN Annual Magazine 2013/14)

Review in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery (2015):
Stem-cell discovery platforms yield first clinical candidates
by Asher Mullard

GSCN White Paper on Funding

The working group "Funding Programs and Policies" has published a White Paper on the funding situation for stem cell research and regenerative medicine in Germany and in comparison to other leading countries (US, UK, Sweden and Japan). If you are interested to get printed documents please contact the GSCN central office (contact: GSCN Office).

Download Link

Information on stipends:

Stipendienlotse of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (in German)

Research Careers - DFG, German Research Foundation

Further information:

 Stem cells needs flexible rules - Interview Egbert Flory (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

 Information on clinical trails worldwide at ClinicalTrials.gov

 Informations about clinical studies in Germany (KKS Netzwerk)

 ISSCR Releases Updated Guidelines for Stem Cell Science and Clinical Translation (ISSCR, 2016)

 Report from the CAT-DGTI-GSCN Workshop at the DGTI Annual Meeting 2014, Dresden: Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products: How to Bring Cell-Based Medicinal Products Successfully to the Market (Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy, Karger GmbH)

Recent reviews in Cell Stem Cell
 Stem Cell Therapies in Clinical Trials: Progress and Challenges
by Alan Trounson and Courtney McDonald

 From Dish to Bedside: Lessons Learned While Translating Findings from a Stem Cell Model of Disease to a Clinical Trial
by John McNeish, Jason P. Gardner, Brian J. Wainger, Clifford J. Woolf, and Kevin Eggan

Further information:

 For the Public

 Controversial Cuts (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

 Genome Editing (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

 Discussion paper: Ethical and legal assessment of genome edi ng in research on human cells (Leopoldina 2017)

GSCN Flyer (DE):
 Infomaterial

Further information:

 For the Public
Standard wording for informed consent:
 Download Mustertext here (DE, .docx)
English translation (for international use):
 Download English Mustertext here (EN, .docx).

 Controversial Cuts (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

 Genome Editing (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

 Discussion paper: Ethical and legal assessment of genome editing in research on human cells (Leopoldina 2017)

GSCN Flyer for Public Outreach(DE):
 Flyer

 

Further information:


Visit us at www.gscn.org!

Further information:

 Model organisms (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

 Measuring stem cells (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

 Bioinformatics analysis (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

 Genome Editing (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

 Stem cells from the factory (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

 Stem cell banks (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

 3D-Printing (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

Further information:

National and international stipends
 Stipendienlotse of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (DE)

DFG, German Research Foundation
 Research Careers

Funding Programs at the Helmholtz Association
 Funding programs on all career levels in the Helmholtz Association

Further information:

Information for the public on the GSCN site will be mainly developed in German,  Zu Stammzellen (DE).

For detailed information in English we refer to

 EuroStemCell:
The EU-funded project provides materials in different formats and films (YouTube-EuroStemCell) for different age groups.

 ISSCR Website 'A closer look at stem cell treatments' (Source: International Society for Stem Cell Research)

 Stem Cell Network - Canada:
The Canadian Stem Cell Network has developed a variety of information on stem cells and on stem cell treatments. We also recommend their educational movies on different issues around stem cells that can be found on  Vimeo - Stem Cell Network.

GSCN Flyer (DE):
 Infomaterial

Pluripotent Stem Cell Score Network

Further information:

Controversial Cuts (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

Genome Editing (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

Stem cells from the factory (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

Research on pluripotency (GSCN Annual Magazine 2013/14)

Short movie about embryonic stem cells (source: Stem Cell Network - Canada)

Short movie about induced pluripotent cells (source: Stem Cell Network - Canada)

Further information:

Cell therapies on trial (GSCN Annual Magazine 2015/16)

Stem cells from the factory (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

3D-Printing (GSCN Annual Magazine 2014/15)

Stem cells in regenerative therapies (GSCN Annual Magazine 2013/14)

More information:

Forum 'Cell Stem Cell': Seven Actionable Strategies for Advancing Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

PDF of the presentation by Anke Raloff from the 4th Annual GSCN Conference, Hannover
Download here (in German)

Other Job Markets:

For international job offers in stem cell research please check out the  ISSCR Career Center

For jobs in transfusion medicine check out  DGTI Job Announcements (DE)

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