The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) is a network association aiming at creating synergies between all areas of basic and applied stem cell research and to provide an interface between science, industry, politics, education and society as a whole.



GSCN Membership


The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) is a member-driven initiative. Join us and support this important initiative!


Upcoming event

2nd International Annual Conference of the GSCN
Nov 03 - 05, 2014
Heidelberg, Germany



GSCN Newsletter 2014

  GSCN Newsletter April 16, 2014

GSCN Travel Awards for Hydra X

The European Summer School on Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) is pleased to announce a limited number of GSCN Travel Awards for young German scientists to attend the Hydra X - The European Summer School on Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine 2014.

The awardees will be selected from scientists working in Germany who have successfully obtained a place at the Summer School through the normal application process, run by the Hydra X organizers. Tenured senior scientists are not eligible.

How to apply
Please register here for the Summer School AND e-mail the GSCN ( with the CV and statement submitted to the School organizers. Recipients will be selected by a review panel, will be reimbursed for the registration fee (£700 (GBP)) and will receive a travel stipend of up to € 550.

A highlight film and interview movies on GSCN activities

Following movies can be found here:

- Highlight film on the 1st Annual Conference
- Oliver Brüstle on the foundation of the GSCN
- Tobias Cantz on public outreach
- Frank Emmrich on regenerative medicine and stem cell research
- Insa Schröder on career development
- Elly Tanaka on the international relations
- Daniel Besser on the structure
- Albrecht Müller on the funding situation (new Feb. 05, 2014)
- Andreas Trumpp on the future of the GSCN (new Feb. 25, 2014)

2nd International Annual GSCN Conference

The new Acting President of the GSCN Andreas Trumpp is happy to invite you to the 2nd International Annual GSCN Conference from November 3rd – 5th, 2014 in the German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg.

The 1st Annual GSCN Conference was a great success

The 1st Annual Conference of the GSCN from November 11th - 13th, 2013 in Berlin was with 400 participants, 240 submitted abstracts and 21 exhibitors an overwhelming success. The participants, GSCN members and the speakers and chairs as well as the participating companies unanimously gave a positive feed-back about the event.

 Picture Gallery 1st Annual Conference of the GSCN
Highlight film of the 1st Annual Conference of the GSCN

The German Stem Cell Network
Source:  European Hospital, 01/19/2014

Stem cells in drug development (in German)
Source:, 01/13/2014

Off to a great start: the MDC hosts the first annual conference of
the German Stem Cell Network

Source:  Max Delbrück Center (PDF, 227 KB), 11/21/2013

Berlin: Conference of stem cell scientists (in German)
Scource:, 11/13/2013 

First annual conference of the German Stem Cell Network (in German)
Interview with Volkart Wildermuth (Audio Datei, 4:30 min)
Scource:, 11/12/2013

GSCN Members


News from the field

Continued EU funding for stem cell research urged, 14.04.2014

Brigham researcher facing new questions after retraction, 11.04.2014

EU urged to maintain stem cell research funding,

Welcome Trust: Statement supporting funding for stem cell and reproductive health research in Europe 2014, 09.04.2014

Obokata verteidigt Studie zur Zellverjüngung, 09.04.2014

Lebensschützer experimentieren mit Emotionen
Die Bürgerinitiative "Einer von uns" will der Forschung an embryonalen Stammzellen die europäische Förderung streichen., 08.04.2014

Unlautere Forschung mit den Alleskönnerzellen

Wissenschaftler erforschen Methoden, um Menschen zu heilen und zu verjüngen Augengewebe aus Stammzellen,

Job Opportunity:
W2 Professorship for Cellular Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases

at the University of Bonn together with the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
New application deadline: April 30, 2014
Source:  Announcement from the University of Bonn

Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin Stem Cell Network North Rhine Westphalia Partner Organizations Federal Ministry of Education and Research VDI Technologiezentrum