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Non-PI Meeting

Date: 12 & 13 Sept. 2022
  Münster, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
Registration: Participation is free of charge. Please, indicate your interest in the non-PI meeting during the registration process. The selection of the participants will be based also on the submitted abstracts.
Number of participants: max 25

The non-PI 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 within the GSCN to share ideas, experiences, potential troubles and unanswered questions in an informal setting.

We will dig deeper into your research results, especially roadblocks and problems, to discuss them from various perspectives. The idea behind the non-PI meeting is not to prepare a ‘perfect’ story, but talk about a pressing issue (your science, technical issues, your research plan, your work environment, your career considerations, …) to get valuable input from your peers in an informal setting.

The GSCN covers travel expenses, and one overnight stay in Münster (max 80 €) and a dinner on 12 Sept. 2022.

ELSA Symposium

Date: 15 Sept. 2022
  Münster, Congress Centrum Münster
Registration: Participation is free of charge for conference participants. ELSA-Symposium participants who only join for the symposium pay 50 € (full) and 25 € (junior PhD student).

The ELSA Symposium offers a unique opportunity to discuss relevant and current issues of stem cell research under the scope of ethical, legal and societal aspects. New discussions about regulations and laws, ethical and legal points of views will be held with stem cell scientists and ELSA experts - a great opportunity to meet and talk between all disciplines. Program to come soon.

20 Years Anniversary Symposium

Date: Wedensday, 14 Sept. 2022
  Münster, Congress Centrum Münster, Main Hall (MH)
Registration: Include with the GSCN Conference

13:30 - 18:05
20 Years Stem Cell Network NRW Anniversary Symposium
Chair: Oliver Brüstle
13:30 - 13:40
Welcome to the Anniversary Symposium
Oliver Brüstle, Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, University of Bonn
13:40 - 13:50
Welcome from the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia
13:50 - 14:35
Keynote lecture
NRW01 - Stem cell technologies for the study of Huntingtin structure-function relationship and striatal neurons development and pathogenesis at single-cell resolution
Elena Cattaneo, National Institute of Molecular Genetics, Milan, Italy
14:35 - 14:40 Short break
14:40 - 16:00
NRW scientific session I
(Chairs: Peter Horn / Martin Zenke)
14:40 - 15:05 NRW02 - Cerebral organoids to  model developmental brain pathologies in vitro
Julia Ladewig, Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research (HITBR) Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg
15:05 - 15:30 NRW03 - Epigenetic biomarkers to track differentiation of pluripotent stem cells
Wolfgang Wagner, Institute for Stem Cell Biology, Aachen University Medical School
15:30 - 15:45 NRW04Cell-cell communication promotes extraembryonic lineage differentiation in embryo-like stem cell aggregates
Christian Schröter, MPI for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
15:45 - 16:00 NRW05 - Human forebrain brain organoids assembling bilateral eye primordia
Jay Gopalakrishnan, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf 
16:00 - 16:30 Break time / Industry exhibition
16:30 - 18:05
NRW scientific session II
(Chairs: Andreas Faissner / Edda Tobiasch)
16:30 - 16:55 NRW06 - Ribosomes are decision hubs for early embryonic cell fate decisions
Leo Kurian, University of Cologne
16:55 - 17:20 NRW07 - Multicellular coordination in context
Takashi Hiiragi, Hubrecht Institute Utrecht, The Netherlands
17:20 - 17:35 NRW08 - Epigenetic and transcriptomic changes during blood-to-neural stem cell conversion: Transcription factor-induced de-aging?
Lea Jessica Flitsch, University of Bonn
17:35 - 17:50 NRW09 - Enteroviruses modulate the cellular HCN4 channel trafficking and alter electrochemical signal generation in hiPSC-derived pacemaker-like cells
Stefan Peischard, University Hospital Münster
17:50 - 18:05 NRW10 - Reprograming-driven drug discovery identifies an efficacious repurposing candidate for the treatment of Leigh syndrome patients
Annika Zink, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

GSCN Hygiene Concept Münster

Since the local regulations will be adapted and change until September 2022, we  will keep you informed about changes and health regulations regarding the GSCN conference.

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Public Event / Öffentlichkeitsveranstaltung

Wann: 16 September 2022, 18:30 - 21:00
Wo: Festsaal im Rathaus Münster
Eintritt frei

Verantwortlich für Wachstum, Krankheiten und neue Therapien: Stammzellen - die Alleskönner unter den Zellen

Podiumsdiskussion zur aktuellen Forschung mit Wissenschaftler*innen und Ärzt*innen

18:30 Uhr: Einlass & Posterausstellung zu Stammzellen
19:00 Uhr: Kurzfilme & Podiumsdiskussion
20:30 Uhr: Ausklang mit Brezeln und Getränk

Auf dem Podium versammeln sich um 19 Uhr im Festsaal des Rathaus Münster:
Oberbürgermeister Markus Lewe, Eröffnung

Prof. Dr. Oliver Brüstle, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Spezialist des Nervensystems
Prof. Dr. Hans Schöler, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Biomedizin, Münster, Spezialist für Verjüngung von Stammzellen
Prof. Dr. Elvira Mass, Universität Bonn, Spezialistin für Stammzellen des Immunsystems
Prof. Dr. Carsten Müller-Tidow, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Spezialist für Blutkrebs und Blutstammzellen
Moderation: Dr. Stefanie Seltmann, Pressesprecherin Berlin Institute of Health in der Charité (BIH)

Gold Supporters


Silver Supporters

Molecular Devices
StemCell Technologies

Bronze Supporters

Beckmann Coulter
Miltenyi Biotec
OLS Omni
Stem Genomics

Academic Supporters

Stem Cell Network.NRW