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Dresden, 5-8 December 2011

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The Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagen Stiftung) is supporting a meeting on stem cell biology in Dresden, Germany, December 5th - 8th, 2011. The meeting is organized by the Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, and the Volkswagen Foundation. The opening evening (Dec. 5th) will be held at the Glaeserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory) of Volkswagen; sessions on Dec. 6th – 8th will be hosted in the main auditorium of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG).

Talks and discussion sessions, as well as social events will promote exchange of scientific ideas and brainstorming between stem cell and non – stem cell scientists. Meeting sessions will cover fundamental issues of stem cell biology, including their identity, signaling requirements, and involvement in the normal and diseased tissue. Emphasis will be placed on the signaling pathways that regulate stem cell function, the therapeutic requirements set by disease, and the promise of stem cells as therapeutic mediators. We aim to bridge the gaps between established knowledge of signals, genes, and disease, on one hand, and the emerging field of stem cell biology, on the other


Volkswagen Stiftung:

  • Henrike Hartmann
  • Teamleiterin; Förderteam Personen und Strukturen

MK3, Univ. Dresden:

  • Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis
  • Group Leader, Stem Cell Biology Laboratory

  • Nadine Galfe
  • Scientific Project and Event Management

  • Gregor Mueller
  • Head of Grant Writing Office

Sponsored by:

Dept. of Internal Medicine III (MK3),
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
at the Technische Universität Dresden