Upcoming event

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

GSCN Humhub

GSCN members discuss new trends and developments on the GSCN social intranet.


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!


GSCN Logos

The different German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) Logos in low resolution

(for high-resolution and vector files please inquire at GSCN Central Office)



Public Outreach Event of the GSCN on 11.9. at 19 h in Frankfurt:

Modern cell therapies: With stem cells against cardiac infarction and blood cancer (in German)
Find more information here: here

August newsletter is online

Informations, news, deadlines - please find the latest newsletter  here

GSCN awards first scientific prizes

New in the Stem Cell Field: The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) has presented its first awards to stem cell researchers in Germany.

One award goes to a talented junior scientist; another aims to recognize an excellent female scientist, supporting the important role that women play in science, as a means of calling more attention to her work. The third award goes to the best publication from July 2014 to June 2015 and highlights the “pole position” of German stem cell research in the international arena.

The three GSCN awards are accompanied by a prize of 1500 €. Winners will deliver a presentation at the presidential symposium at the 3rd International Annual Meeting of the GSCN from 9 to 11 Sept., 2015, in Frankfurt/Main.

You find more information on the 2015 awardees here:  GSCN Awards and in the Press release GSCN Awards

Press clipping:  www.biospektrum.de


GSCN stem cell films in English

Our GSCN films about stem cell research in the fields of hematopoietic, neuronal and cancer stem cells have been synchronized in English.

Please take a look and use them for courses, open days, sciences days/nights, school classes etc.

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

Please find our latest annual magazin here.

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)
 Stuttgarter Zeitung: Miniaturorgane aus Stammzellen (in German)
 Rheinische Post: Mit Stammzellen gegen Typ-1-Diabetes (in German)


Highlight movie of the 2nd GSCN Conference

Archive GSCN News


GSCN Members


News from the field

Kleine Innereien - Miniorgane aus dem Labor (in German)

Source:  sz.de, 2.9.2015

World’s largest public stem cell bank inaugurated in California

Source:  sacbee.com, 2.9.2015

ISSCR President Sean Morrison on challenges and future of stem cell field

Source:  ipscell.com, 31.8.2015

Wir züchten uns ein Herz (in German)

Source:  zeit.de, 31.8.2015

Genes physically held in silencing 'lock-down' in embryonic stem cells

Source:  medicalxpress, 31.8.2015

Missing piece found in liver puzzle

Source:  jpost, 29.8.2015

Network of German pluripotent stem cell cores established

Source:  GSCN Stem Cell Cores, 29.8.2015

European court upholds Italy law against embryo research

Source:  euronews, 28.8.2015

"Kein Grund zur Angst" Interview mit Hans Schöler (in German)

Source:  sz.de, 28.8.2015

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

Source:  journaltimes, 28.8.2015

Editing humanity

Source:  economist, 28.8.2015

China announces stem-cell rules

Source:  nature.com, 26.8.2015

Researchers control embryonic stem cells with light

Source:  phys.org, 26.8.2015

New Yorker Spitzenforscher kommt nach Berlin (in German)
Erwin Böttinger wechselt ans Berliner Institut für Gesundheitsforschung

Source:  BMBF, 26.8.2015

Hope for stem cell therapy in macular degeneration

Source:  RegMedNet, 26.8.2015

Bayerische Millionen für Care (in German)

Source:  Westfälische Nachrichten, 22.8.2015

Das Gehirn wächst, aber wo bleibt die Intelligenz? (in German)

Source:  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 19.8.2015

Neues Föderprogramm zur Stammzellforschung - BMBF Ausschreibung
Novel funding opportunities for stem cell research - BMBF call

Source:  GSCN, 19.8.2015

Scientists in Iran clone endangered mouflon

Source:  The Guardian, 10.8.2015

Stammzellen aus dem Labor (in German)

Source:  Westfälische Nachrichten 3.8.2015

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