Dear friends, partners and colleagues,

We cordially invite you to the 5th Annual Conference of the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) in Jena. The conference will be held on 11-13 September 2017 in Jena and be hosted by the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute e.V. (FLI).

We expect about 400 participants. Two poster sessions, meet-the-expert-tables, an industry exhibition and two evening events will offer you 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 Elaine Fuchs (New York), Margaret Goodell (Texas), Heinrich Jasper (Novato), Jürgen Knoblich (Vienna) and Manuel Serrano (Madrid) will present their most recent results. The final session of the conference will be a Joined Session with the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute e.V. (FLI) setting a spotlight on the excellent science in Jena.

Jena is the city of science in central Germany with a modern infrastructure and well connected to other German regions. It is home to the historic Friedrich Schiller University, the University of Applied Sciences EAH Jena and a number of well-established research facilities, such as institutes of the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck as well as Fraunhofer Society. Approximately 4,500 scientists conduct their research in Jena and one quarter of the 105,000 inhabitants are students.

Check out these movies to learn more about the spirit in Jena:

Happy Jena Edition
 Jena Student Paradies

We look forward welcoming you in Jena! 

With best regards,

The Program Committee

Daniel Besser (Berlin)
Ulrich Martin (Hannover)
Ana Martin-Villalba (Heidelberg)
Karl Lenhard Rudolph (Jena)
Julia von Maltzahn (Jena)
Claudia Waskow (Dresden)

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


Highlight film on the 1st Annual Conference 2013
of the GSCN in Berlin


More Information on the previous GSCN conferences
4th Annual Conference of the GSCN
 3rd Annual Conference of the GSCN
 2nd International Annual Conference of the GSCN
 1st Annual Conference of the GSCN