Panel discussion on stem cell research
Posted September 18 2018
Scientists from various disciplines present their work and answer questions from the audience

Basic research on stem cells in animal models and in plants provides important insights for the development of modern cell therapies. As part of the event "Cellular Allrounders? Current Stem Cell Research in Humans, Animals and Plants" scientists from various disciplines discuss the current state of research as well as the opportunities and risks of new therapies. The German Stem Cell Network invites to the event at Heidelberg University on Friday, September 21, 2018. It takes place in the lecture hall of Mathematikon, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, and starts at 18.30.


As medical doctors Prof. Dr. med. Ana Martin-Villalba from the German Cancer Research Center and the oncologist Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Jäger from the National Center for Tumor Diseases are part of the panel. Further participants are the stem cell biologist Prof. Dr. med. Jan Lohmann from the Center for Organismal Studies of the University of Heidelberg, who is also spokesman for the Collaborative Research Center "Self-renewal and Differentiation of Stem Cells", as well as the jurisprudential Prof. Dr. med. Nils Hoppe from the Center for Ethics and Law in Life Sciences, University of Hannover.


The work of the four scientists will be presented in short films. They report live on their findings from research and clinical practice, discuss possible applications of stem cells in diseases and answer questions from the audience for which a poster exhibition has also been prepared. The podium discussion marks the conclusion of the sixth international annual conference of the German Stem Cell Network, which will take place from 19 to 21 September with around 400 stem cell researchers at the German Cancer Research Center.


This article as well as a flyer are available here.



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