Upcoming GSCN events

GSCN Career Development Workshop (in German):
Besser argumentieren – überzeugen und begeistern

2-tägiger Intensivkurs (26.-27.09.2019) am MDC (BIMSB) in Berlin-Mitte
Der Kurs richtet sich an junge Gruppenleiter/innen und Postdocs. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos (max. 12 Teilnehmer/innen). Die Kurssprache ist Deutsch. Referentin: Kristin Raabe, Nationales Institut für Wissenschaftskommunikation (NaWik). Bewerbung mit kurzem Motivationsschreiben bitte bis zum 15.08.2019 an: Insa Schröder
Mehr Informationen zum Kurs: https://www.nawik.de/seminare/dialog-und-diskussion/






Past GSCN events

GSCN WunderBar Evening in L.A. on 28 June at the ISSCR Annual Meeting

The annual Meeting of the ISSCR takes place in Los Angeles from 26 to 29 June. The GSCN offers two events at the international meeting:
The GSCN Meet-Up Hub takes place on Thursday, 27 June, 15:15 – 16:00 – please join us for the informal gathering at the ISSCR to catch up with friends and colleagues, exchange news and enrich your and our network.
The GSCN WunderBar Evening - a great get-together for the GSCN members and friends in L.A. on 28 June from 8:30 - 11pm. Join us for Mexican food and drinks in a relaxed and welcoming setting for networking and meeting with old and new friends. Please find a detailed invitation to GSCN members for the WunderBar Evening here.

Presentation of the GSCN White Paper "Translation - von der Stammzelle zur innovativen Therapie.

Analyse und Empfehlungen zur klinischen Translation von Stammzellforschung in Deutschland

Date: 20 Nov. 2018
Time: 12:30 Lunch / 13 - 14:00 Paneldiscussion
Place: Tagungszentrum im Haus der Bundespressekonferenz, Raum 5
Schiffbauerdamm 40 / Ecke Reinhardstraße 55, 10117 Berlin

Key note: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Geiger, University of Ulm (Acting president GSCN)
- Prof. Dr. Hartmut Geiger
- Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Eschenhagen, UKE Hamburg-Eppendorf
- Dr. Andreas Bosio, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH
- Dr. Diane Seimetz, Biopharma Excellence

Moderation: Dr. Stefanie Seltmann, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)

PEI-GSCN Workshop

Regulatory issues relating to the development and clinical application of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) 

Date: 6 November 2017
Time: 09:30 - 17:00 h

Location: Axon 2, Max Delbrück Communications Center (MDC.C)
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin-Buch
Campus map


Registration is free of charge. Please register for the PEI workshop by e-mail to the GSCN Office.

This workshop provides an overview of regulatory aspects related to the development and translation of mesenchymal stem/stroma cells towards clinical trials. It is the aim of the workshop to support the researchers organized in the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) in the translation of these innovative products towards the first clinical trials as well as to provide a forum for exchange of information between researchers and clinicians of the GSCN, PEI and the competent authorities of the federal states (Bundesländer).

The PEI workshop takes place in combination with the event Aspekte der Qualitätssicherung bei der Herstellung von ATMPs (DE) at the MDC, Berlin on 7 Nov. 2017 (Registration fee: 185,- €). flyer with registration

GSCN Non-PI Meeting in Münster

Discuss you project, ideas, future directions and difficulties in a relaxing atmosphere with your peers.

Date: 15 May 2017
Time: 10:00 h
Location: "Halle Münsterland", "Roter Saal", Münster

The meeting offers the unique opportunity to discuss not only your most recent and exciting data, but to also cast some light on seemingly tough problems and hurdles that you are struggling with in advancing your project. Get together with PhD students and PostDocs from various stem cell labs to share ideas, experiences, potential troubles and unanswered questions in an informal setting. We will dig deeper into your research results and discuss them from various perspectives.

The GSCN will cover the costs for:

  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Catering at the meeting
  • Dinner with all participants

Please contact  Dr. Peggy Schulze-Matz or the  GSCN Office for registration and further information. Deadline: 24 March 2017

7th Bioinformatics and stem cells satellite meeting

we would like to invite you to the 7th Bioinformatics Satellite Meeting taking place after the Stem Cell Network NRW - 9th International Meeting.

Date: 17 & 18 May 2017
Time: start at 18:00 h (17 May)
Location: "Halle Münsterland" (17 May), MPI for Molecular Biomedicine (18 May), Münster

Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Mohamed Hamed, Rostock University Medical Center
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Fuellen, Rostock University Medical Center
  • Ms. Yvonne Gladbach, Rostock University Medical Center
  • Dr. Mathias Ernst, Rostock University Medical Center
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Roeder, University of Dresden

Find more details  here. For registration send an e-mail with your name, affiliation and position to Anna Sacher.

We will host a Workshop on Computational Tools for Single-CellTranscriptomics in Munich on November 14, 2016. Come and discuss with us the latest state-of-the-art single-cell transcriptomicstechnologies and learn about how to process and interpret your datawith different software tools.

Find more details  here and on  GSCN Humhub. For registration send an e-mail with the date you will participate as well as your name, affiliation and position, and address with phone and e-mail to  BioInfo Rostock.

PEI-GSCN Workshop

Regulatory issues relating to the development and clinical application of pluripotent stem cells 


Date: 10 November 2016
Time: 10:00 – 17:00 h
Location: Hörsaal, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Langen
 Preliminary Program


This workshop provided an overview of regulatory aspects related to the development and translation of pluripotent stem cells, including iPS cells and human embryonic stem cell derived progenitors towards clinical trials. We are in the process of organizing a similar event in the fall of 2017 - stay tuned!


Workshop on Computational Tools for Single-Cell Transcriptomics

Learn about state-of-the-art single-cell technologies and how to process and interpret your transcriptomics data

Date: 14 November 2016
Time: whole day event
Location: Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Organizers: Carsten Marr & Fabian Theis

How to successfully write a grant that supports yourself?

2 days of intense writing and thinking with Dr. Avril Arthur-Goettig, BioXpress

Date: 24 & 25 November 2016
Location: Ulm University
Organizers: Working group "Career Development": Insa Schröder and Hartmut Geiger

This Workshop introduced the participants to grant writing and the application process leading to a successful application. 

UniStem Day – European Stem Cell Day

On 11 March 2016 the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) together with German research institutes and universities initiates an European activity day for Stem Cell Research in Germany - the UniStem Day. This day is celebrated since 2009 at universities and research institutes in Italy, Spain, UK and Sweden. See the international activities at this link:  UniStem Day and follow the events in Germany  here (in German).

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