Dialog Platform Stem Cell Research in collaboration with the GSCN
Since 2021 the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) works in a tight cooperation with the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). The GSCN and the BIH have formed a joint "Dialog Platform Stem Cell Research" as a project to foster stem cell research in the translation from basic science towards application into novel drugs and clinical settings.
Main research topics
The BIH is a science facility for translation and precision medicine. It is dedicated to new approaches for better prognosis and novel therapies in personalized medicine to give people back or maintain their quality of life. Through cutting-edge translational research and innovation, BIH paves the way for benefit-driven, personalized healthcare. The GSCN is a network organization that unites stem cell researchers from universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. The GSCN aims to network basic and applied stem cell research in Germany and to promote its international integration, as well as to accompany novel approaches for stem cell therapies and to communicate with stakeholders.
Together, the BIH and the GSCN aim to effectively shape the upcoming issues and challenges in the biological, medical, and pharmaceutical fields of stem cell research, promote research and translation, and efficiently communicate the current state of knowledge. The aim of the Dialog Platform Stem Cell Research is to continue and expand synergies in terms of content, while at the same time preserving the independence of the GSCN e.V. in the hybrid structure with the BIH and guaranteeing it to the outside world. The aim of the cooperation is to advance the implementation of joint projects through mutual contributions via the Dialog Platform Stem Cell Research. Among other things, this is intended to increase the national and international visibility and networking of the BIH in the field of stem cell research and related research areas such as regenerative medicine, cell engineering, cancer therapies, biomaterials, gene therapy, single cell technologies, data science, and clinical trials.
The Dialog Platform Stem Cell Research organizes workshops, publications, joint lectures, and sessions at scientific conferences as well as public outreach in form of student days, public lectures and discussions and participation in broad public scientific outreach events.