German survey highlights high public awareness of stem cells

A survey carried out on behalf of the Stem Cell Network of North Rhine Westphalia (KSNRW) has suggested an increase in support for stem cell research among the German public compared to levels identified in other surveys over the last five years. Interviews with over 1000 adults showed a high level of support for research on both tissue (adult) stem cells and embryonic stem cells.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (group leader position)

Applications accepted between: 
19 Feb 2014 - 1 May 2014
University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

The Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine (Department I, Univ.-Prof. Dr. G. F. Hoffmann) is offering one Post-Doctoral Research Associate (group leader position)

(3 years contract with possibility for renewal)

in the field of molecular and cellular mechanisms of inherited metabolic diseases.

Postdoc: position immediately available at IZN - Neurobiology

Applications accepted between: 
5 Sep 2013 - 4 Oct 2013
IZN, Heidelberg University

Our group is interested in the regulation of neural stem cell (NSC) proliferation. We have developed a strategy to isolate neural stem cells from the embryonic and the adult brain. The goal of our work is to device a strategy to identify neural stem cell behaviour in vivo. (Obernier K. et al. Stem Cells 2011; Cesetti T. et al. Stem Cells 2009)

Postdoc- position (TV-L E13)

Applications accepted between: 
27 Apr 2013 - 27 May 2013
IZN, Heidelberg University

Postdoc- position (TV-L E13) available

from September 2013

at IZN - Neurobiology

The project aims at investigating regulation of quiescence and long-term self-renewal of neural stem cells with a specific focus on cell cycle regulation. Using in vivo manipulation and ex vivo analysis  we will investigate the mechanisms regulating quiescence in adult neural stem cells.

PhD Position in Stem Cell Radiobiology

Applications accepted between: 
28 Nov 2012 - 27 Dec 2012
Technische Universität Darmstadt

PhD Position in Stem Cell Radiobiology; Darmstadt, Germany

The Department of Radiation Biology and DNA Repair at the Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), Germany is seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a project focused on the cellular reaction of neural stem cells to ionizing radiation (IR).

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Stem cells go public: Four events for kids, adults and teachers at the Max-Delbrück-Center in Berlin

Alongside their scientific activities, EuroStemCell and its partner EU research project EuroSyStem have been producing educational materials to acquaint school children, teachers and the public with this fast-moving area of research. Recently scientists at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin used these materials on four occasions to engage the public.

Public Screening of Stem Cell Revolutions in Heidelberg

Stem Cell Revolutions, the award winning 70 minute documentary will be shown as a public event at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's conference, 'Stem cells in Cancer and Regenerative Medicine' on 30 August 2012 at the Klaus Tschira Auditorium in Heidelberg, Germany at 20:45.  The film which features beautiful hand-drawn animations and interviews with leading stem cell scientists, charts the history and scientific evolution of stem cell research – from the earliest experiments that first revealed stem cells in the body, to leading current scientific and clinical developments.

Was macht man microRNAs und neuralen Stammzellen?

**Teil 3 des Blogs von Beate Roese-Koerner. Lesen Sie hier Teil 2**

Wenn man die Themen meiner letzten zwei Beiträge zusammenführt, ergibt sich daraus, woran ich arbeite.

Unser Labor beschäftigt sich mit neuralen Vorläuferzellen. Diese Zellen werden lt-NES Zellen genannt. Das steht für langzeitexpandierbare, neuroektodermale Stammzellen. Sie wurden – wie in meinem letzten Beitrag beschrieben - von hES Zellen abgeleitet und wir können sie in der Zellkultur vermehren. Daher ist es nicht notwendig für mein Projekt mit hES Zellen zu arbeiten.

Wrap your mind around my work

**Part 3 of Beate Roese-Koerner's guest blog. Read Part 2 here. **

On the basis of my last two blog articles it is now time to give a little insight in what I am really doing. In our lab we are working on neural precursor cells. The cells we use are called lt-NES cells which stands for long-term expandable neuroectodermal cells. They were generated from hES cells a while ago in the way I described in my first blog, and can be expanded. So there is no need for me to actually work with hES cells.

You can also read this article in German.

Stem cell researchers meet the public at night of science in Bonn

Life & Brain and the Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology both located in Bonn, Germany, joined forces with the Stem Cell Network North Rhine Westphalia and IWE (Institute for Science and Ethics, Bonn) to reach out to the public with a discussion on stem cells at the night of science in Bonn last month.

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