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, 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

3rd International Annual Conference of the GSCN
Sep 14 - 16, 2015
Frankfurt/Main, Germany


450 participants at the 2nd International Annual Conference of the GSCN

The 2nd International Annual Conference took place November 3 - 5, 2014 at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. The GSCN is happy to inform that this event was, like last years event in Berlin, very successful with many presentations from the German and international scientific community, contribution from partner organizations and companies and lots of networking.

 Joint Satellite Symposium on Neural Stem Cells on November 5-6, 2014 completed the program and was with 120 participants well attended. 

Stay tuned for more news.

Please download the final program with all abstracts here.

Further reading: (in German)
 MDC Insights: All about stem cells

Highlight movie of the 2nd GSCN Conference

Three short movies on stem cell research in Germany (in German)

From the program: "Stammzellforschung: Realität und Perspektiven"
In the fall of 2014 the GSCN produced three short movies highlighting different areas of stem cell research  link:

- Magdalena Götz, Munich, about her research on neuronal stem cells ( link)
- Anthony D. Ho, Heidelberg, about his research on hematopoietic stem cells ( link)
- Andreas Trumpp, Heidelberg, about his research on cancer stem cells ( link)

GSCN workshop on Computational Biology

The working group  "Computational stem cell biology"  is organizing a workshop on Computational Biology in Dresden on December 1st and 2nd, 2014. Applications are requested by November 14th, 2014. Please find further details on the website of the  TU Dresden.

GSCN satellite session at the 47th DGTI Annual Meeting in Dresden

The GSCN has organized a satellite session on regenerative medicine on September 10, 2014 at the 47th DGTI Annual Meeting in Dresden. Moreover, in collaboration with the European Medicines Agency and the DGTI the GSCN also held the Workshop Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP): How to bring cell-based medicinal products successfully to the market ( flyer) on September 11, 2014.

GSCN Satellite Symposium: Neural Stem Cells in Evolution

On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) has hosted the 5th International Congress on Stem Cells and Tissue Formation covering the whole spectrum of the stem cell field. On this background, CRTD director Tanaka and Federico Calegari organized the satellite symposium on Neural Stem Cells in Evolution, an event open to the public entirely supported by the German Stem Cell (GSCN).

Further information

GSCN Annual Magazine 2013/14

  Annual Magazine: Stem Cell Research in Germany (English)

A highlight film and interview movies on GSCN activities

The GSCN movies can be found here:

GSCN Members


News from the field

Researcher at the UKE discover potential risk of stem cell therapies (in German)
UKE-Forscher entdecken mögliches Risiko bei Stammzelltherapien
Source:  University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 20.11.2014


FDA clears international stem cell corporation line for clinical use

Source:, 8.11.2014

Stem cell transplants for Parkinsons's disease

Source:   Lund University, 7.11.2014

Die Zellen gegen Blindheit

Source:, 16.10.2014

Human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment 
epithelium in patients ...

Source:  The Lancet, 15.10.2014

Researchers in Berlin and Bath identify "naive-like" human stem cells

Source:  MDC Berlin, 16.10.2014

Cutting edge stem cell research: Collection of protocols published

Source:  TRM, Leipzig, 09.10.2014

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