Neurons – Network of neuronal cells (Blue: nucleus; Red: neurons) [Copyright: Institute for Transfusion Medicine, UK Essen]
In November, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT (Aachen) and the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine IUF (Düsseldorf) were admitted as new members.
In recent months, the Stem Cell Network NRW offered various trainings and workshops for scientists. The focus was on translation topics, and a total of almost 80 scientists took part in the various activities.
Preparations for the next International Meeting, which will take place in Aachen on June 8/9, 2020, have been under way for several months. Eleven stem cell researchers from the USA, Japan and various European countries have already agreed to give a lecture.
At the end of November, 170 scientists from the Stem Cell Network NRW met at the Gustav-Stresemann Institute in Bonn for the 12th Internal Meeting.
We are advertising the position of a team assistant for our coordination office as of 01.01.2020
2020, for the fifth time already, German institutions are taking part in the international action day on stem cell research – the UniStem Day 2020.
During the 23rd Surgical Research Days Lucas-Sebastian Spitzhorn was awarded the Hans-Jürgen-Bretschneider-Prize for his contribution "Human fetal foreskin fibroblast-derived iMSCs support regeneration of a critical size bone defect in mini-pigs", which was endowed with 1000€.
Experts from the Stem Cell Network NRW discussed human-animal mixtures, miniature organs and organ replacement with 70 participants at the "Pint of Science" festival.
Scientists from Great Britain and Germany will discuss possible responsible approaches on research involving early human embryos.
A Japanese researcher plans to implant human stem cells into rats and mice, triggering a heated debate. Hopes for progress in organ replacement and drug development come up against fears that the boundary between humans and animals will become blurred.
The European stem cell network EuroStemCell has launched the public engagement action #openupstemcells. Any questions on stem cell research can be submitted via a website and will be answered by scientists in short videos produced for this purpose. Our researchers have also already created videos.
On 17.10.2019, neuroscientists Prof. Dr. Sandra Blaess and Vira Iefremova discuss controversial experiments on human-animal chimeras, miniature organs, and the future of organ replacement with ethicist and theologian Prof. Dr. Hartmut Kreß at RheinBühne Bonn.
The Stem Cell Network NRW offers various measures to prepare young scientists extensively for the next career steps. In particular, it aims to provide a stimulating environment for translational research projects. Here you find an overview of current and upcoming offers.
The 2nd Cologne Conference on Cardiac Regeneration and Cell Therapy will take place on September 26th and 27th 2019. The conference is organized by member of the Stem Cell Network NRW. Registration is possible until September 18th.
Media coverage of the latest research approaches from Japan and USA/China.
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