TALKS - Coming up

NEW: 18 Juli 2024,  15:00 - 16:30h
 Zoom link
External Speaker: Jun Wu, UT Southwestern, Dalls, Texas, US
Titel: Engineering human embryo-like structures with stem cells

BIH Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT)
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Augustenburger Platz 1
(visitors: Föhrer Str. 15)
13353 Berlin


Upcoming BSCC:
5 September 2024

Welcome to the Berlin Stem Cell Club

The Berlin Stem Cell Club BSCC is THE regular stem cell event in town - we invite each month on the first Thursday analogue and digital to a meeting in Berlin. Let's discuss science, meet and network, get closer. In each meeting there will be a slot for an external speaker (30 min) and 1 short talk from a Berlin speaker. Member labs take turns to organize the meeting.
The BSCC is sponsored by the Berlin Institut of Health (BIH) and GSCN.


6 June 2024 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker: Ivano Legnini, Human Technopol, Milan, Italy
Titel: Spatio-temporal, optogenetic control of gene expression in stem cells and organoids​
Berlin Speaker: Jakob Metzger, Max Delbrück Center (MDC) | Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Berlin
Titel: Building reproducible models of brain development​ ​

2 May 2024 (↓ Flyer )
External Speaker: Mike O. Karl, CRTD TU Dresden
Titel: Modeling retina pathology and cell restoration therapy with human retina organoids​
Berlin Speaker: Robert Opitz, Charité Berlin University Medicine
Titel: Modeling thyroid hormone action during early cortex development by single cell RNA-sequencing of human cerebral organoid​

4 April 2024 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker: Marius Ader, CRTD TU Dresden
Titel: Cell replacement in the retina - optimising photoreceptor and RPE transplantation
Berlin Speaker: Maike Sander, Max Delbrück Centrum (MDC), Berlin
Titel: Understanding and treating diabetes with islet stem cell models 

7 March 2024 (↓ Flyer 
External Speaker: Jesse Veenvliet, MPI for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
Titel: Connecting scales and spaces in stembryos
Berlin Speaker: Helene Kretzmer, MPI for Molecular Genetics,  Berlin
Titel: Live brain tumor class prediction from sparse epigenomic data

1 Feb. 2024 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Jens Puschof, DKFZ Heidelberg
Title: Epithelium microenvironment interaction
Berlin Speaker:  Sarah Hedtrich, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) / Max Delbrück Center (MDC),  Berlin
Title: Emulating inflammatory and genetic diseases of human epithelia

11 Jan. 2024 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Kyung-Min Noh, EMBL Heidelberg
Title: Safeguarding the molecular paths to neurodevelopment: Insights from studying chromatin regulators in stem cell models
Berlin Speaker:  Daria BuninaMax Delbrück Center (MDC),  Berlin
Title: From multi-omics to mechanisms of chromatin regulation in cell differentiation and diseases

7 Dec. 2023 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Meritxell HuchMax Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden
Title: Improving tissue-derived organoids to recapitulate mesoscale architecture and model disease
Berlin Speaker:  Alexander MeissnerMax Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI-MG),  Berlin
Title: Mechanisms of epigenetic regulation in development and disease

9 Nov. 2023 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Georg Busslinger, CEMM (Research Center for Molecular Medicine), Vienna, Austria
Title: Cell type differentiation along the upper gastrointestinal tract
Berlin Speaker:  Johanna Bolander, BIH, Berlin
Title: The local microenvironment determines progenitor cell contribution in tissue healing and regeneration

5 Oct. 2023  (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Kevin Chalut, ALTOS, Cambridge, UK
Title: Cell and nuclear surface mechanics and cell state transitions
Berlin Speaker:  Georg Duda, BIH, Berlin
Title: Steering cellular self-assembly in regeneration using bone healing as a model system

7 Sept. 2023 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Gray Camp, Uni Basel, Roche Institute for Translational Bioengineering, CH
Title: Exploring human development with organoid single cell technologies
Berlin Speaker:  Silke Frahm, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin
Title: Endogenous and synthetic glucocorticoids reduce alpha-synuclein pathology in transgenic mice and in Parkinson’s disease derived brain organoids

1 June 2023 (↓ Flyer )
External Speaker:  Kai Kretschmar, University Würzburg
Title: Oral epithelial stem cells in health and disease
Berlin Speaker:  Sigmar Stricker, FU Berlin
Title: Mesenchymal stromal cells in development and regeneration of skeletal muscle

4 May 2023 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Miki Ebisuya, TU Dresden & EMBL Barcelona
Title: The stem cell zoo to study mechanisms for species-specific developmental tempo​
Berlin Speaker:  Thomas HildebrandtLeibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin
Title: Advanced conservation strategies for critically endangered species including stem cell techniques​

13 April 2023 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Thomas Braun, MPI for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim
Title: Ligand-induced metabolic activity and mechanosensing secure quiescence of muscle stem cells and prevent senescence
Berlin Speaker:  Simone SpulerMax Delbrück Center & Charité, Berlin
Title: Precise gene correction in muscular dystrophy - implications for therapies​

2 March 2023 (↓ Flyer) 
External Speaker:  Michael Ziller, University Münster
Title: Dissecting the polygenic basis of mental illness through functional genomics of personalized disease model
Berlin Speaker:  Milad Rezvani, Charité - Berlin University of Medicine
Title: Modeling a hematopoietic niche in fetal liver organoids from human pluripotent stem cells

9 Feb. 2023 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Maria Patapia Zafeiriou, University Göttingen
Title: Generation a human innervated and vascularized cardiac muscle model
Berlin Speaker:  Mina Gouti, Max Delbrück Center
Title: Neuromuscular organoids to model human disease

12 Jan. 2023 (↓ Flyer)
External Speaker:  Jamie Hackett, Epigenetic mechanisms and intergenerational inheritance, EMBL Monterotondo, Italy
Title: The Function and Memory of Chromatin
Berlin Speaker:  Edda Schulz, MPI for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
Title: Sensing X-dosage and developmental time at the onset of X-chromosome inactivation

1 Dec. 2022 (↓ Flyer):
External Speaker: Ayal Hendel, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Title: Modeling and correction of SCID by CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
Berlin Speaker: Van Trung Chu, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin
Title: Precise gene repair in human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells for gene therapy

3 Nov. 2022 (↓ Flyer):
External Speaker:  Kim Jensen, DanStem Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Intestinal epithelial stem cells in health and disease
Berlin Speaker:  Michael Sigal, Charité & BIMSB/Max Delbrück Center, Berlin
Title: Gastric epithelial stem cells in health and disease

6 Oct. 2022 (↓ Flyer):
External Speaker:  Micha Drukker, Leiden University, NL
Title:  Derivation of GMP grade iPS and progenitor cells
Berlin Speaker: ➚ Ludovic Vallier, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité & MPI for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
Title: Stem cells and organoids to study liver biology and diseases

1 Sept. 2022(↓ Flyer):
External Speaker:  ➚ Anne Grapin-Botton (MPI-CBG Dresden)
Title: Modeling mammalian pancreas development with organoids 
Berlin Speaker: ➚ Christian Conrad (BIH Charité, MDC)
Title: Translational organoid screening and sequencing

7 July 2022 (↓ Flyer):
External Speaker: ➚ Nicolas Rivron (IMBA, Vienna)
Title: Blastoids: shaping the mammalian embryo for implantation
Berlin Speaker: ➚ Sina Bartfeld (TU Berlin)
Title: Infection, innate immune signalling and cancer in the gut - organoids as disease model

2 June 2022 ( Flyer):
External Speaker:  Robert Zweigerdt, MHH Hannover
Title: Making and repairing human hearts
Local Speaker:  Agniezska Rybak-Wolf, MDC/BIMSB, Berlin
Title: Therapeutic strategies for Herpes simplex virus driven encephalitis

5 May 2022 ( Flyer): 
External Speaker:  Alejo E. Rodriguez-Fraticelli, IRB Barcelona, Spain
Title: Clonal drivers of stem cell variation
Local Speaker:  Leif S. Ludwig, MDC/BIMSB, Berlin
Title: Lineage tracing in human hematopoiesis using single cell genomics

7 April 2022 ( Flyer): 
External Speaker:  Vincent Pasque, University Leuven, Belgium
Title: Single-cell and integrated multi-omics of human development and stem cells
Local Speaker:  Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu, MPl for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
Title: Modulating developmental timing by putting embryos to sleep

Hybrid Information

Zoom Link to the BSCC Lecture 

Please join the BSCC Lecture on 5 September 2024 from 16:15 - 17:30 h via Zoom, if you can't join in person! The virtual talk is a webinar, please write your questions in the Q&A chat.

The Zoom link is open to everybody, everywhere!

Venue & Contact

Every first Thursday in the month, 16:15h - 17:30h
Social gathering with drinks and snacks - 19h
admission free

Medizinische Biotechnologie, TU Berlin
TIB 13 B-B, 1st floor
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
13355 Berlin



Public Transportation:
S-Bhf. Humboldthain (S1, S2, S25) - enter area from Gustav-Meyer-Allee (6 min walk)
S/U-Bahn to S/U-Gesundbrunnen, nice walk through Humboldthain (10 min)
U-Bahn to U-Voltastrasse, enter area from Voltastrasse (8 min)

+49 30-450 543 638

CHARITÉ - Punkte für Teilnahme für Promovierende

Vortrag - BSCC 2 UE - 0.2 CP

Es sind 0,2 CP (Credit Points oder ECTS) für ein BSCC-Meeting angegeben. Die Charité schreibt nach neuer Promotionsordnung vor, dass promotionsbegleitend insgesamt 5 ECTS Punkte erworben werden müssen.

Wahlbereich I (PO-2017/11),
Forschungsmethodik (PO-2017/11),
Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Wissenschaftskommunikation (PO-2017/11),
Personal Skills und interdisziplinäre Kurse (PO-2017/11)

BSCC Steering Comitee 

Sina Bartfeld, TU Berlin
Daniel Besser, GSCN / BIH
Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu, MPI Molecular Genetics
Sebastian Diecke, MDC
Agnieszka Rybab-Wolf, BIMSB/MDC
Harald Stachelscheid, BIH Charité

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