Upcoming event

3rd International Annual Conference of the GSCN
9 - 11 September 2015
Frankfurt/Main, Germany


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.



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3rd International Annual Conference: Online Registration and Abstract Submission open

We are delighted to announce that the  online registration and the  abstract submission are open. The deadline for early registration and abstract submission (considered for oral presentation) is 31 May, 2015.

Newsletter May 2015 online

Please find the latest newletter with deadlines, informations and activities here


New annual magazine of the GSCN "Stem Cell Technologies in Germany" 2014/15 online

Please find our latest annual magazin here.

GSCN Awards

Following the decision of the GSCN executive board in Heidelberg to establish three GSCN awards, we would like to ask you for suggestions for two of these awards:

  1. Young Investigator (German-based) (The candidate should be within 8 year after the doctorate degree and in her/his first faculty/independent position (non-tenured); GSCN membership is not required).
  2. Female Scientist (based in Germany) (no limitations on the level; GSCN membership is not required).

All awardees will give a presentation in the presidential session at the GSCN conference on 10 September, 2015 in Frankfurt/Main. Each award also includes an amount of 1,500 €.

Candidates are now being evaluated by the awards committee.

The third award “Best publication of the Year” will be selected in July 2015 based on the publications from June 2014 - June 2015 (the first author will be presenting).
If you like to have your publication of the last year to be considered for this award, please send a pdf version to the GSCN Office.

The awardees will be selected by the GSCN conference 2015 program committee and the executive board.

Moratorium on genetic engineering of the human germ line

GSCN statement concerning the genetic modification of the human germline. Please download the complete statement here.

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. 

Please download the final program with all abstracts  here.

Further reading:
 biotechnology.de (in German)
 MDC Insights: All about stem cells
 DIE WELT: Der geplatzte Traum von der Wundertherapie (in German)

Highlight movie of the 2nd GSCN Conference

Three short movies on stem cell research in Germany (NOW in English)

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, on neuronal stem cells ( youtube link)
- Anthony D. Ho, Heidelberg, on hematopoietic stem cells ( youtube link)
- Andreas Trumpp, Heidelberg, on cancer stem cells ( youtube link)

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:

Archive GSCN News


GSCN Members


News from the field

Pluristem’s PLX Cells closer to Entering Japan’s Accelerated Pathway for Regenerative Medicine

Source:  Pluristem, 22.5.2015

Der riskante Boom privater Stammzelltherapien (in German)

Source:  Die Welt, 22.5.2015

Report finds trachea surgeon committed misconduct

Source:  ScienceInside, 21.5.2015

Discussion about genetic modifications of the human germ line

GSCN statement concerning the genetic modification of the human germ line here
Source:  washingtonpost, 18.5.2015
Source: nature, 18.5.2015
Source:  ipscell.com, 18.5.2015
Source: The Economist, 2.5.2015
Source:  Scientist, 30.4.2015
Source:  nature, 29.4.2015
Source:  fazblog, 23.4.2015
Source:  springer, 24.4.2015
Source:  npr, 24.4.2015
Source:  time, 23.4.2015
Source:  ipscell, 23.4.2015

Eye Stem Cell Therapy Moves Ahead

Source:  The Scientist, 30.4.2015

Neue Hoffnung aus dem Mutterschoß (in German)

Source:  Die Welt, 4.5.2015

16 Nobelpreisträger reagieren mit offenem Brief „Ohne Tierexperimente geht es nicht“

Source:  faz.net, 6.5.2015

Master orchestrator of the genome is discovered

Source:  sciencecodex, 8.5.2015

Neue Hoffnung aus dem Mutterschoß (in German)

Source:  Die Welt, 4.5.2015

Scientists find way to monitor progress of stem cells after transplantation into brain

Source:  Stanford Medicine, 30.4.2015

Klonen für Fortgeschrittene

Source:  Deutschlandfunk, 24.4.2015

Takeda, CiRA Launch $268.5M iPS Collaboration

Source:  GEN, 23.4.2015

Sale of Madison company could be a big step for stem cell research

Source:  Journal Sentinel, 20.4.2015

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has launched an expanded “Closer Look at Stem Cells” website

Source:  businesswire, 20.4.2015

First Successful 3D Printed Trachea

Source:  Phys.org, 5.5.2015

New clues into how stem cells get their identity

Source:  Science Daily, 6.5.2015

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