Dear GSCN members, dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you to the 6th Annual Conference of the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) in Heidelberg. The conference will be held from 19 - 21 September 2018 in Heidelberg and be hosted by the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). The venues for the conference will be the DKFZ Communication Center and the Marsilius Kolleg. In addition the DKFZ will host the  10th International Behr Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer from 16 - 19 September 2018 and further events accompanying the GSCN conference are in planing.

We expect about 400 participants. Working group discussions, two poster sessions, meet-the-expert-tables, an industry exhibition, extensive breaks and two evening events will offer many opportunities for exciting discussions, academic exchange and reconnecting with old friends and colleagues. 

The conference will cover the latest findings in stem cell biology in Germany. Since promotion of junior scientists is a particular aim of the GSCN, most speakers are selected from the best abstracts that have been submitted. Again, awardees of the GSCN prizes will present their results during the Presidential Symposium. The program will be completed by invited keynote lectures to present the international points of reference for this fast growing field of research. We are happy that Allison Bardin (Paris), Steve Goldman (Rochester), William Pu (Cambridge, US), Alex Schier (Cambridge, US) Jianlong Wang (New York) and Leonard Zon (Cambridge, US) have agree to give keynote lectures on their most recent results.

The deadline for submission of poster abstracts to be considered for Oral Presentation (Oral or Poster) is 25 June 2018 (extended deadline). This is also the deadline for the Early Registration. After 25 June abstracts can be submitted for poster presentation only until 20 August 2018.

We have organised several additional scientific events around the GSCN Annual Conference. These are:

  • Symposium of BMBF projects: Innovative technologies in stem cell research for individualized medicine
  • Symposium zu ethischen, rechtlichen und sozialen Aspekten der Stammzellforschung (in Deutsch)
  • GSCN non-PI meeting

Please find the detailed information for these additional events  here.

Note for physicians: The 6th Annual Conference of the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) is certified according to the guidelines of the Landesärztekammer Baden-Württemberg (Medical Association of Baden-Württemberg): whole conference: 18 credit points, per day: 6 credit points (Fortbildungspunkte in Kategorie B).

We look forward welcoming you in September 2018 in Heidelberg! 

With best regards,

Ana Martin-Villalba (Heidelberg)
GSCN Active President 2018

for the Program Committee

Daniel Besser (Berlin)
Lázaro Centanin (Heidelberg)
Gergana Dobreva (Mannheim)
Hartmut Geiger (Ulm)
Susanne Kleber (Heidelberg)
Jan Lohmann (Heidelberg)
Ulrich Martin (Hannover)
Ana Martin-Villalba (Heidelberg)
Andreas Trumpp (Heidelberg)

Film with statements from participants, 4th Annual Conference 2016
of the GSCN in Hannover (12 - 14 September 2016)


Highlight film from the 2nd Annual GSCN Conference 2014
in Heidelberg


More Information on the previous GSCN conferences
5th Annual Conference of the GSCN (Jena)
 4th Annual Conference of the GSCN (Hannover)
 3rd Annual Conference of the GSCN (Frankfurt a.M.)
 2nd International Annual Conference of the GSCN (Heidelberg)
 1st Annual Conference of the GSCN (Berlin)