On April 15-16, scientists of to the Stem Cell Network NRW met for their internal meeting at the Akademie Mont Cenis in Herne, Germany. A total of 180 scientists from 24 Institutions and university clinics took part in the meeting to discuss their latest (mostly unpublished) data with their colleagues in the network.
The contributions covered a broad range of topics: Cancer Stem Cells; Tissue-specific Stem Cells; Stem Cell-based Tools, Biomaterials and Platform Technologies; Stem Cell Differentiation; Stem Cells as Model Systems; and Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine. Lively discussions took place after the talks and continued into the breaks. As well the evening event provided the scientists a further opportunity to exchange ideas. For the first time, all research groups of the Stem Cell Network NRW were asked to introduce themselves with a brief profile in the abstract book in order to support further networking among the scientists.
As every year, there was also a bowling cup in 2016. At the end of an exciting tournament, the cup was awarded for the very first time to Professor Edda Tobiasch’s team from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.