Upcoming event

4th Annual GSCN Conference
12 - 14 September 2016
Hannover, Germany

1st German UniStem Day

11 March 2016
 Find more information here


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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.



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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)



UniStem Day 2016 in Germany

On 11 March 2016 the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) together with German research institutes and universities at seven locations in Germany initiates an European activity day for Stem Cell Research in Germany - the UniStem Day. The event is aimed at students from schools and universities to give information on stem cell research. More than 1200 students are expected to participate in Germany. For more information (in German) please visit  here.

400 participants at the 3rd International Annual GSCN Conference

The 3rd International Annual Conference of the GSCN welcomed 400 participants and 25 companies to the Otto Stern Center (Goethe-University, Campus Riedberg) in Frankfurt/Main from 9 - 11 September 2015.

For three days scientists discussed their results in talks and posters, met collaborators and made new contacts and informed the public (public event) on the recent advances in applications of stem cells.

One highlight among many others was the Presidential Symposium with this years winners of the GSCN awards:
You find more information on the 2015 awardees here:  GSCN Awards and in the Press release GSCN Awards 

Further reading (in German):  www.biotechnologie.de Wie Stammzellen die Pharmaforschung beschleunigen (Die Welt),  Genchirurgen aus Fernost (Die Welt),  Neuroforschung: Akkurat verteilt ein Roboter die Stammzellen (Stuttgarter Zeitung)

New stem cell film synchronized in English

The GSCN produced film about application possibilities of cell therapies are now available in English.
Andreas Zeiher and Hubert Serve of the University clinic in Frankfurt talk about their research, ideas and hopes.
Please take a look  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.

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 ( Link). 


Highlight movie of the 2nd GSCN Conference

Archive GSCN News


GSCN Members


News from the field

Johnson & Johnson developing stem cell cure for Type 1 diabetes
Source: The Week, 4.2.2016

Swedish Medical Institute Dismisses Transplant Surgeon
Source: NY Times, 4.2.2016

Making quality stem cells
Source: UCLA Stem Celle Center, 4.2.2016

British researchers get green light to genetically modify human embryos
Sources: The Guardian, The New York Times, NatureFAZ (DE), Spiegel online (DE), 1.2.2016; Domradio (DE), FAZ-1 (DE), FAZ-2 (DE), Frankfurter Rundschau (DE), Süddeutsche Zeitung (DE), Neue Züricher Zeitung (DE), Stuttgarter Nachrichten (DE), Ärzte Zeitung (DE), 2.2.2016; Berliner Zeitung (DE), 3.2.2016

Die Regenerationskraft des Körpers verbessern - "Stammzellen und regenerative Medizin" (NFP 63/SNF) (DE)
Source: IDW Online, 1.2.2016

Canada's stem cell research needs 'big investment' to move forward, experts say
Source: CBC News, 31.1.2016

Assessing stem cells: New biomarker developed
Source: Science Daily, 29.01.2016

Forschung: Stammzellforscher tagen in Dresden (DE)
Source: Focus Online, 29.1.2016

Auf der Suche nach der Achillesferse von Leukämie-Stammzellen (DE)
Source: IDW Online, 28.01.2016

How to detect and preserve human stem cells in the lab
Wie man menschliche Stammzellen aufspürt und im Labor kultiviert (DE)
Source: Max Delbrück Center (DE), 22.1.2016

Role model stem cells: How immune cells can self-renew
Vorbild Stammzellen: Wie Immunzellen sich selbst erneuern können
Source: Max Delbrück Center (DE), 21.1.2016

Menschliche Organe aus Tieren: Forschen an der Chimäre (DE)
Source: Tagesspiegel, 18.1.2016
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin Stem Cell Network North Rhine Westphalia Partner Organizations Federal Ministry of Education and Research VDI Technologiezentrum