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The genetic basis of bats’ superpowers revealed
First six reference-quality bat genomes released and analysed [read more]
Myotis myotis (Greater mouse-eared bat) © Olivier Farcy
A good feeling from day one
Eddie was the first POInT child - today he completed the "active part" of the study [read more]
from right: Angela Hommel, Nicole Zubizarreta, Prof. Berner, Ruth Blechschmidt, Sari Arabi, Eddie and his parents © Stephan Wiegand
Intestinal health: Dresden research team identifies enzyme essential for stem cell survival
Study results contribute to the understanding of intestinal regeneration and prevention of intestinal inflammation The intestinal epithelium is the inner layer of the intestinal wall, which... [read more]
Healthy (right) vs diseased (left) bowel: Extensive DNA damage (green) within the intestinal epithelium leads to inflammatory cell death and disrupts intestinal homeostasis © CRTD
It takes ears to understand: insights from zebrafish to help the hearing impaired
The inner ear is of central importance for hearing and balance. Sound waves and movements are registered by sensory hair cells. Neurons of the inner ear transmit this information to the brain, where... [read more]
Neurons of the statoacoustic ganglion (purple) connect hair cells (green) of the inner ear to the brain (structure in the upper left corner) © CRTD
Coronavirus research combines forces - Genome researchers create German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative (DeCOI)
How does the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) change its genetic information? What other infections occur in patients with COVID-19? Are there genetic risk factors that favor an infection? Numerous... [read more]
Genomics research at the DRESDEN-concept Genome Center © CRTD
Stem cell immune potential featured on the cover of Cell Stem Cell
The cover of the renown scientific journal Cell Stem Cell illustrates a [read more]
From excellent science to application - with the SaxoCell innovation project in the BMBF competition "Clusters4Future”
They want to make better use of the body's self-healing powers and make "living drugs" available to many patients: Scientists from the TU Dresden, the University of Leipzig, and the... [read more]
Preparation of cell products © Dr. Anke Fuchs
Research group leader Dr. med. Mike O. Karl appointed as W2-Professor for Retinal Stem Cell Research and Neurogenesis

Effective May 1st, 2020, Mike O. Karl has been appointed as Professor for... [read more]

Prof. Mike O. Karl © CRTD

Research at the Center for Regenerative Therapies (CRTD) at TU Dresden focuses on discovering principles of cell and tissue regeneration, and leveraging this for recognition, treatment, and reversal of diseases. The CRTD is well positioned for this challenge with its diversity in model organisms, organs, and disease systems and its range of methodological approaches from basic research to validation projects and clinical studies. The CRTD links the bench to the clinic, and scientists to clinicians to bring expertise in stem cells, gene-editing, and regeneration towards innovative therapies for metabolic, osteo-hematological, and neurological diseases.