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.



GSCN Membership


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


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

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



The preliminary program for the 3rd International Annual Conference of the GSCN is online:

The talks have been selected by the reviewers from the submitted abstracts and the updated preliminary program is  online

You can still submit an abstract for poster presentation until 27 July,
so hurry if you still want to present your exciting results!!
Registration stays open until the end of August or on-site registration.

 Submit your abstract and register now!

Newsletter July is online: New deadlines for the GSCN Conference in Frankfurt/Main

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

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.

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).
  3. Best Publication of 2015 (07/14 - 06/15 from Germany; first author will be presenting)

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 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

Portrait Andreas Trumpp: Den Krebs an der Wurzel packen

Source:  Helmholtz Gemeinschaft,  22.7.2015

Researchers develop method for growing billions of stem cells

Source:  United Press International,  22.7.2015

Stem cell therapy shows promise in small clinical trial for rare lung disease

Source:  Science Daily,  20.7.2015

Injektion von Knochenmarks-Stammzellen hemmt neuropathische Schmerzen bei Mäusen (in German)

Source:  scinexx,  15.7.2015

Scientists create mini liver segments for drug discovery

Source:  sanger-institute,  15.7.2015

Blood Stem Cells in a Rush – velocity determines quality
Blutstammzellen in Eile – das Tempo bestimmt die Qualität

Source:  TU Dresden (english)  TU Dresden (deutsch), 10.7.2015

Gene politics: US lawmakers are asserting their place in the human genetic-modification debate

Source:  nature, 7.7.2015

Landmark IPSC clinical study on hold due to genomic issue

Source:  ipscell.com, 7.7.2015

Mit Stammzellen gegen Osteoporose (in German)

Source:  tagesspiegel, 7.7.2015

Weltgrösste Stammzellenbank wird für 700 Millionen Dollar verkauft (in German)

Source:  finanzen.ch, 26.6.2015

E.U. science chief wants to work ERC magic on innovation

Source:  scienceInsider, 26.6.2015

Artificial trachea researcher responds to misconduct report

Source:  scienceInsider, 26.6.2015

Researchers Grow Neurons in 3D

Source:  uni-luxemburg, 26.6.2015

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