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GSCN Scientific Awards

The "GSCN 2021 Young Investigator Award" goes to Elvira Mass from the Life and Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES) at the University of Bonn.

The "GSCN 2021 Hilde Mangold Award" goes to Katja Schenke-Layland from the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen.

The "GSCN 2021 Publication of the Year Award" goes to Katharina Scheibner and Heiko Lickert together with Silvia Schirge and Ingo Burtscher from the Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München.

Read more here.

The awardees will give a lecture in the Presidential Symposium on Thursday, 7 Oct. 2021, at this year's GSCN Conference in Dresden.


GSCN Poster Awards

The GSCN Poster Awards will be chosen at the GSCN Conference. A poster jury will select four outstanding posters from the two poster sessions. Their authors have to be present at the ending ceremony at the GSCN Conference and receive the award and a prize money. The poster award winners are:

  • Yung Su Kim, MPI for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster: De novo formation of apical-basal polarity by Rap1 regulates epiblast patterning (Session “Pluripotency and reprograming”)
  • Ellen Späth, Leibniz Institute of Aging (FLI), Jena: Proteome dynamics during myogenesis identify the cytoskeletal protein Leiomodin 1 as a promoter of muscle stem cell differentiation (Session “Stem cells in regenerative therapies”)
  • Moritz Thomas, Helmholtz Center Munich, Institute for AI for Health: Systematic chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) target selection in acute myeloid leukemia leveraging single cell transcriptomic atlases (Session ”Computational stem cell biology and systems biology”)
  • Alessia Urzi, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin: An efficient 2D model to generate functional neuromuscular junctions from human pluripotent stem cells through a neuromesodermal progenitor intermediate state (Session ”Stem cells in disease modelling and drug development")

GSCN Travel Awards

GSCN members and scientists in Germany can apply for travel awards to the 9th GSCN Conference.
To apply please send the submitted abstract to the event and a short letter of motivation (max. 1 page) to the GSCN Office ( The letter should contain 1) the importance of the event for the applicant, 2) how the applicant profits from the event and 3) why financial support is important.

Application for travel awards is closed.

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