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Dr. Hella Hartmann, head of the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) of the CMCB Technology Platform at TU Dresden © CMCB
17/12/2018

CMCB Light Microscopy Facility of TU Dresden succeeds within the DFG Initiative for Large Research Infrastructure 2018

The Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) of the CMCB Technology Platform at Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) succeeded with its application for a "New Generation Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope for Multimodal Deep Tissue...more...


© CRTD
06/12/2018

International Meeting on Type 1 Diabetes at CRTD

The semi-annual GPPAD (Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes) Study Group Meeting, brought together all the partners from the Freder1k and POInT study in Dresden on December 5-7.more...


30/11/2018

Student project Find‘n‘Bind was successful at this year’s BIOMOD

Find'n'Bind is a project and a team consisting of students of nanobiophysics, molecular bioengineering and physics at the TU Dresden.more...


The speakers of the 10th Retina Information Day at the CRTD. © Friederike Braun
05/11/2018

10th Retina Information Day

About 150 visitors came to the CRTD on 10 November 2018 to attend the 10th Retina Information Day. more...


© Sandra Mattick
22/10/2018

The CMCB welcomes 73 new students

The Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) is happy to welcome 73 new students for this winter semester at the Institutes Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) and Center...more...


© CRTD
11/10/2018

DFG priority programme funds innovative eye research in Dresden

Within the Priority Programme 2127 “Gene and Cell-based Therapies to Counteract Neuroretinal Degeneration” the German Research Foundation (DFG) provides funding of more than one million Euros for three years to four research...more...


The four research group leaders Dr. Volker Busskamp, Dr. Mike O. Karl, Prof. Dr. Marius Ader und Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck (from left to right) © Friederike Braun
11/10/2018

DFG priority programme funds innovative eye research in Dresden

Within the Priority Programme 2127 "Gene and Cell-based Therapies to Counteract Neuroretinal Degeneration" the German Research Foundation (DFG) provides funding of more than one million Euros for three years to four...more...


© CRTD
08/10/2018

Decoding the regulation of cell survival

A major step towards preventing neurons from dyingmore...


Dr. Volker Busskamp © CRTD
08/10/2018

Decoding the regulation of cell survival - A major step towards preventing neurons from dying

An interdisciplinary and international research group led by Dr. Volker Busskamp from the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden at the TU Dresden (CRTD) has decoded the regulatory impact on neuronal survival of a small...more...


A regenerated limb in a transgenic axolotl, in which different cell types express different fluorescent proteins. Scale bar is 300 micro metres. © IMP / W. Masselink
02/10/2018

Principles of limb regeneration in salamanders show link to mammals

Scientists have long argued over which cells enable salamanders to grow back lost limbs. By tracking lineages and characterising individual cells, researchers could now show that connective tissue cells develop stem-cell-like...more...


A regenerated limb in a transgenic axolotl, in which different cell types express different fluorescent proteins. Scale bar is 300 micro metres. © IMP / W. Masselink
02/10/2018

Principles of limb regeneration in salamanders show link to mammals

Scientists have long argued over which cells enable salamanders to grow back lost limbs. By tracking lineages and characterising individual cells, researchers could now show that connective tissue cells develop stem-cell-like...more...


Network of human stem cell-derived neurons. © TU Dresden (V. Busskamp/J. Czarske)
20/08/2018

Optoelectronics meets molecular biology

The interdisciplinary project "Laser System for Optogenetic Stimulation for Subcellular Investigation of Neuronal Networks" was launched at the TU Dresden, combining the advanced methods of optogenetics with precise real-time...more...


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08/08/2018

TU Dresden Summer University at the CRTD

On August 7, 2018 - the CRTD welcomed curious students within the Summer University of TU Dresden. more...


16/07/2018

How cancer cells hibernate

University Medicine Dresden coordinates new DFG priority programme/ Physicians and scientists are investigating the development of bone metastasesPhysicians and scientists from the Carl Gustav Carus Medical Faculty Dresden at the...more...


Dr. Caghan Kizil © CRTD
03/07/2018

Alzheimer’s in mini format: A novel tool to study disease mechanisms and possible remedies

Laboratory experiments provide clues on how repair processes of the brain could be promoted in Alzheimer's disease. The studies are based on a new model system that uses human stem cells and biohybrid polymer hydrogels. Dresden...more...


© CRTD
03/07/2018

Alzheimer’s in mini format: A novel tool to study disease mechanisms and possible remedies

Laboratory experiments provide clues on how repair processes of the brain could be promoted in Alzheimer's disease. The studies are based on a new model system that uses human stem cells and biohybrid polymer hydrogels.more...


18/06/2018

CMCB welcomed more than 2,900 visitors at this year's Dresden Science Night

On June 15, the CMCB (CRTD, BIOTEC & B CUBE) and some of its partners welcomed more than 2,900 visitors for the 16th Dresden Science Night. Together they prepared more than 30 program items. Moreover, the CRTD was part of the...more...


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25/05/2018

CRTD Postdoc Dr. Sara Bragado Alonso wins second place in FameLab Germany 2018 competition

In her presentation she walked the audience through one of evolution's best-kept secrets: the strategy followed to make the human brain unique in nature. more...


25/05/2018

Successful re-accrediation for the 3 CMCB Master’s programs

The three CMCB Master's programs Molecular Bioengineering, Nanobiophysics and Regenerative Biology and Medicine have been successfully (re-)accredited. more...


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18/05/2018

Lab coat, pipette and more: Apply now for the 2018/19 period of the scientific Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) at the CRTD

After two successful rounds in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, the CRTD is happy to announce a new round for its voluntary social year (FSJ) in science 2018/19. more...


© CRTD
17/05/2018

More than 100 visitors at the 2nd Dresdner Aktionstag Demenz at CRTD

Yesterday, more than 100 curious people visited the second Dresdner Aktionstag Demenz at the CRTD - which is jointly organized by the CRTD, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Volkshochschule Dresden e.V....more...


Prof. Dr. Michael Sieweke © CRTD
08/05/2018

2018 Humboldt Professorships awarded: Top researcher Prof. Dr. Michael Sieweke joins CRTD as research group leader

The TU Dresden and the Center for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden (CRTD) have won Michael Sieweke, an internationally renowned immunologist, for research into new therapeutic approaches in regenerative medicine.more...


Prof. Dr. Michael Sieweke © CRTD
08/05/2018

2018 Humboldt Professorships awarded: Top researcher Prof. Dr. Michael Sieweke joins CRTD as research group leader

The TU Dresden and the Center for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden (CRTD) have won Michael Sieweke, an internationally renowned immunologist, for research into new therapeutic approaches in regenerative medicine. After working...more...


03/05/2018

Understanding protein aggregation: the role of ribonucleic acids

The Sterneckert lab contributed to a recent paper in Science magazine showing how ribonucleic acid ratios influences protein solubility - a key step to understanding prion-like proteins in cells.more...


© CRTD
02/05/2018

Diving into the world of research: 14 students from Dresden take part in a 2-week industrial internship

From 19th April to 3rd May 2018 and 16th to 27th April 2018 a total of 14 pupils of the Romain-Rolland Gymnasium Dresden (9th grade) and the vocational school centre 'Ernst Lößnitzer' (11th grade) visited the CRTD for an...more...


Prof. Dr. Michael Sieweke @ CRTD
23/04/2018

CRTD welcomes new research group leader Prof. Dr. Michael H. Sieweke

Prof. Dr. Sieweke is the new research group leader for “Stem cell and macrophage biology” at the CRTD.more...


20/04/2018

An inflammatory clock for the age-associated decline in the renewal of insulin-producing cells

The pancreas islet, a cellular community that hosts the insulin-producing beta cells, is known to undergo age-related changes. In particular, aging is associated with a reduction in the renewal capacity of beta-cells and type 2...more...


© CRTD
13/04/2018

Kick-off for new Master’s program in “Computational Modeling and Simulation”

The starting signal for the Master’s course "Computational Modeling and Simulation" (CMS) has been given. more...


© Junker Lab, MDC
10/04/2018

Developmental scars

The MDC researcher Jan Philipp Junker and his team have used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to pioneer a technique capable of determining both the type and origin of all the cells in an organism. They describe their method called...more...


Julieta Aprea, Kerstin Lenk © Matías García, CRTD
03/04/2018

Julieta Aprea and Kerstin Lenk are Maria Reiche Mentees 2018/19

Julieta Aprea, postdoc in the laboratory of Federico Calegari and Kerstin Lenk, postdoc in the laboratory of Volker Busskamp at the CRTD, are the latest mentees of the Maria Reiche program of the TU Dresden for female...more...


Dr. Sara Bragado Alonso © CRTD
28/03/2018

CRTD Postdoc Sara Bragado Alonso wins regional heat of “FameLab Germany” in Dresden

Dr. Sara Bragado Alonso, Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Dr. Federico Calegari, won the regional heat of the “FameLab Germany” in Dresden. more...


© CRTD
19/03/2018

CRTD was part of the 10th edition of the European UniStem Day dedicated to stem cell research outreach

Technological innovations and new discoveries in the field of stem cells: these are some of the topics of the Europe-wide UniStem Day 2018, the largest European outreach event on stem cell research for high school students. On...more...


15/03/2018

Internal partnership under civil law between TU Dresden and MPI-CBG enables the use of research synergies

The signatures of the Rector of TU Dresden and the Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) made the internal partnership under civil law (German: BGB-Innengesellschaft) for...more...


© Martin Kaßner/CRTD
05/03/2018

Preparations for the 2nd Dresdner Aktionstag Demenz are in full swing

On May 16, 2018 the CRTD together with the Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden and Volkshochschule Dresden e.V. will present the second Dresdner Aktionstag...more...


Sterneckert group © CRTD
01/03/2018

One step further towards potential therapeutics for ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a lethal disease of the central and peripheral nervous system characterized by muscle stiffness followed by progressive weakening and paralysis due to the death of motor neurons.more...


Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen and Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann © SMWK
05/02/2018

Representatives from science, academia and culture visit the New Year's Reception of the Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art (SMWK) at CRTD

For the first time, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, State Minister for Science and Art, invited representatives from science, academia and culture to a New Year's reception, which took place on 2 February in the foyer of the CRTD. more...


© CRTD
24/01/2018

The largest genome ever: Decoding the Axolotl

A team of researchers led by scientists in Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg has decoded the entire genetic information of the Mexican salamander axolotl. The axolotl genome, which is the largest genome ever to be sequenced, will be...more...


© Stephan Wiegand
24/01/2018

Opening of Clinical Trial Center for Pediatrics: Start of the type 1 diabetes prevention study POInT

On January 29, 2018 - the Clinical Study Center for Pediatrics will open in the rooms of the Children's Hospital of the University Hospital Dresden.more...


Marcel Naumann, Dr. Arun Pal and Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Hermann © Stephan Wiegand/UKD
23/01/2018

ALS: Dresden-based basic researchers discover new disease mechanism for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

The Dresden research team led by Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Hermann from the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus has discovered a new disease mechanism of Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) in basic...more...


© PantherMedia / Artur Verkhovetskiy
23/01/2018

CMCB presents 1st information day on the international Master's programmes at CMCB

On April 13, 2018 - the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) presents the first information day on the international Master's programmes at CMCB. The day is aimed at students of biology/life sciences, medicine,...more...


© CRTD
12/01/2018

Research group leader Prof. Dr. Marius Ader receives unlimited W2 professorship at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus

Since 1 January 2018, CRTD Research Group Leader Prof. Dr. Marius Ader has held an unlimited W2 professorship at the Carl Gustav Carus Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Dresden. more...


© CRTD
11/01/2018

Axolotl in the wild is racing towards extinction

The Mexican salamander "axolotl", that regenerates limbs and organs after injuries, is racing towards extinction in the wild. more...


02/01/2018

Evotec-CRTD Collaboration agreement

The DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) and Evotec AG enters into a research collaboration to discover novel small molecule candidates for retinal diseases. Press Release Evotec AG more...


13/12/2017

Evotec-CRTD Collaboration agreement

The DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) and Evotec AG enters into a research collaboration to discover novel small molecule candidates for retinal diseases. Press Release Evotec AGmore...


© CRTD
01/12/2017

CRTD welcomes new research group leader Junior-Prof. Dr. Franziska Knopf

On December 1, Junior-Professor Dr. Franziska Knopf started as a new research group leader for “Biology of bone regeneration” at the CRTD and the Center for Healthy Aging (Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus). more...


20/11/2017

CRTD presents new image films

The CRTD presents its new image films.more...


© CRTD
15/11/2017

Visit of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Within his two day inaugural visit in Saxony, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the CRTD.more...


© Stephan Wiegand
06/11/2017

$52 million to support the Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes

The Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes (GPPAD), a consortium of several academic research institutions and clinics in Europe, will receive over $52 million from the USA to test innovative therapeutic...more...


© CRTD
02/11/2017

Development of a tool to investigate and manipulate neuronal circuits

Within the research project being introduced here, conditional optogenetic human stem-cell lines that can easily be differentiated into neurons could be generated. more...


01/11/2017

Pioneer in type 1 diabetes research left the stage

Franco Bottazzo, the discoverer of autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes passed away in September this year. The CRTD remembers Franco with an 'in memorium' piece in the journal Diabetologia.more...


© UKD MK III
26/10/2017

Transplantation of animal islet cells without any immune suppression is getting closer

Within a recently published article, Dr. Barbara Ludwig and her team at IPI/PLID, CRTD, and UKD MK III report the successful and safe transplantation of porcine islets with a bioartificial pancreas device in diabetic nonhuman...more...


© CRTD
23/10/2017

Introduction of a novel, easy-to-use and highly reproducible culture system for in vitro analyses of zebrafish oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs)

Dr. Michell M. Reimer and his team introduce a novel, easy-to-use, and highly reproducible OPC culture platform for adult zebrafish cellsmore...


Dr. Michell M. Reimer © CRTD
23/10/2017

Introduction of a novel, easy-to-use and highly reproducible culture system for in vitro analyses of zebrafish oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs)

Dr. Michell M. Reimer, group leader at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, and his team introduce a novel, easy-to-use, and highly reproducible OPC culture platform for...more...


© CRTD
18/10/2017

Neumarkt Dresden, London, Wroclaw and now at CRTD: DRESDEN-concept's scientific exhibition

DRESDEN-concept's scientific exhibition can now be seen in CRTD's courtyard.more...


© CRTD
11/10/2017

Scientific October holidays – students attend holiday academy at the CRTD

Spending the October holidays in a scientific way? Ten students from four Saxonian cities and Latvia spent one week (October 2-6) at the CRTD. more...


© MPI-CBG
06/10/2017

CRTD and MPI-CBG present 9th Retina Information Day

On October 20, 2017 - the CRTD together with the MPI-CBG present the 9th edition of the Retina Information Day.more...


© CRTD
02/10/2017

PRO RETINA Deutschland Makula (MD)-Forschungspreis 2017 for 3 CRTD researchers

The three CRTD researchers Silvia Llonch, Oliver Borsch und Tiago Santos-Ferreira of the AG Ader have been awarded the Makula (MD)-Forschungspreis 2017 of the PRO RETINA Deutschland.more...


29/09/2017

Statement on German Excellence Strategy

We are pleased to announce that the DTRC, the Dresden Translation Regeneration Cluster, was selected to enter the second round in the application for the German Excellence Strategy.more...


© CRTD
29/09/2017

CRTD welcomes new research group leader Dr. Maximina Yun

Dr. Maximina Yun is the new research group leader for “Regeneration of complex structures in adult vertebrates” at the CRTD. more...


© CRTD
22/09/2017

Rainbow colors reveal cell history: Uncovering β-cell heterogeneity by tracing developmental origins

Dr. Nikolay Ninov and his group developed a system called “Beta-bow”, which allows the history of β-cells to be traced by genetic bar-coding and multicolor imaging. more...


Dr. Nikolay Ninov © CRTD
22/09/2017

Rainbow colors reveal cell history: Uncovering β-cell heterogeneity by tracing developmental origins

Press release Download portrait picture Download scientific picturemore...


© CRTD
12/09/2017

Lab coat, pipette and more: scientific Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) at the CRTD has entered the next round

After a successful first round in 2016/2017 with three participants, the CRTD is happy to now welcome five volunteers for the second round (2017/2018) of the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ).more...


© I. Schmitt-Menzel/TrickfilmStudio Lutterbeck GmbH/Die Sendung mit der Maus ® WDR
06/09/2017

CMCB will take part in the WDR Maus-Türöffner-Tag for the very first time

On October 3, 2017 – the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) will open its doors to children aged 5-10 within the nationwide Maus-Türöffner-Tag. more...


© Sven Döhring
05/09/2017

TUD Young Investigator status for Dr. Volker Busskamp

Dr. Volker Busskamp was appointed “TUD Young Investigator” by Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, Rector of TU Dresden. more...


© CRTD
25/08/2017

Biology teachers from all over Saxony visited the CRTD to prepare for the reintroduction of biology as an advanced course

On August 25, 2017 - a delegation of about 20 teachers from all over Saxony visited the CRTD to be informed about stem cell research and therapy.more...


© CRTD
28/07/2017

CMCB introduces its directorate: Prof. Nils Kröger (B CUBE), Prof. Jochen Guck (BIOTEC) and Prof. Ezio Bonifacio (CRTD)

The Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) introduces its managing director and deputy directors. Prof. Nils Kröger (B CUBE) will lead the CMCB as managing director, Prof. Jochen Guck (BIOTEC) and Prof. Ezio...more...


© CRTD
19/07/2017

TU Dresden Summer University at the CRTD

On July 18, 2017 – the CRTD together with the PLID welcomed 25 curious students within the Summer University of TU Dresden.more...


© Nils Stelte
22/06/2017

Science meets Art at CRTD

On Friday, June 23rd, scientists and artists came together for a joint science art event at the CRTD. The event also celebrated the launch of the third issue of the magazine PLASMA, which includes an article about the CRTD.more...


© CRTD
07/06/2017

Panel discussion on Dresdens Science Night: Research discoveries and experiments

Dresden. On 08.06.2017, a press conference for this year's Dresdens Science Night will take place at 1pm at the Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden. The director of the CRTD, Prof. Dr. Ezio Bonifacio, will participate in this press...more...


© Jean-Marie Huron
30/05/2017

Professor Michael Sieweke Awarded the Humboldt Professorship at TU Dresden

The selection committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has followed the nomination of TU Dresden and awarded Professor Michael Sieweke a Humboldt Professorship. One of the most renowned research awards is therefore...more...


© CRTD, Dominic Eberle
24/05/2017

CRTD receives 1.56 Mill. Euro BMBF-funding for retinal disease research

The research groups lead by Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka, Prof. Dr. Marius Ader and Dr. Mike Karl at the CRTD have received funding with their CLEANSIGHT research team. more...


© CRTD, Dominic Eberle

© Martin Kaßner
16/05/2017

First Dresdner Aktionstag Demenz at the CRTD attracted more than 100 visitors

On May 10th, 2017 - the CRTD, together with the Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, and the Volkshochschule Dresden e.V., presented a new event format for...more...


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12/05/2017

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CRTD Group leader Professor Sebastian Zeißig honored with the Theodor-Frerichs-Preis of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin Press releaseDownload photomore...


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12/05/2017

CRTD Group leader Professor Sebastian Zeißig honored with the Theodor-Frerichs-Preis of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin

With this prize, the expert association for internists honors Sebastian Zeißig’s outstanding research on the causes of colon cancer. In 2016, the group of Prof. Zeißig proved the decisive role of gut bacteria in the regulation of...more...


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05/05/2017

Dresden vocational students gain practical insights into research at the CRTD

On the 24th April 2017, seven students from the vocational school center 'Ernst Lößnitzer' in Dresden began their practical training (internship) at the CRTD. more...


© Martin Kaßner / CRTD
19/04/2017

Preparations for the 1st Dresdner Aktionstag Demenz are in full swing

On May 10, 2017 the CRTD together with the Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden and Volkshochschule Dresden e.V. will present a new event format for the...more...


© CRTD
21/03/2017

Group leader Stephan Speier appointed Professor

Group leader Stephan Speier has been appointed as Professor for the Physiology of Pancreatic Islet Cells at the Medical Faculty of the TU Dresden. The professorship is affiliated with the Institute for Physiology and is combined...more...


© CRTD
20/03/2017

UniStem Day 2017 with talks, tours and various activities successfully performed

Europe-wide UniStem Day on March 17, 2017 with Dresden high school students was a great success.more...


© Uwe Dettmar
16/03/2017

Dr. Volker Busskamp was awarded the Paul Ehrlich- and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers 2017

On March 14, 2017 – CRTD research group leader Dr. Volker Busskamp was awarded the Paul Ehrlich- and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers 2017 in Frankfurt. more...


© Stephan Wiegand
23/02/2017

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T cells in babies give clues to who will develop type 1 diabetes Press releaseDownload photomore...


Recently discovered special cells in babies help to understand why some children develop type 1 diabetes whereas others do not © Stephan Wiegand
23/02/2017

T cells in babies give clues to who will develop type 1 diabetes

The research group of Prof. Ezio Bonifacio introduces a new understanding of cellular mechanisms occurring in babies having a high risk of developing type 1 diabetes. more...


© GSCN / CRTD
21/02/2017

CRTD again part of nationwide UniStem Day on March 17, 2017

On UniStemDay, the CRTD will represent the stem cell research in Germany together with seven research institutes and universities in Germany. In 2016, this European action day successfully took place in Germany for the very first...more...


© CRTD
17/02/2017

System accreditation of TU Dresden certifies the quality of teaching at BIOTEC/CRTD

From 2012 – 2015, TU Dresden went through a system accreditation process which examines the quality of study programms. In this context, the international courses of study at the BIOTEC/CRTD (”Regenerative Biology and Medicine“,...more...


© CRTD
17/02/2017

Tatiana Sandoval Guzmán is the new group leader for “Animal Models of Regeneration”

The CRTD is pleased to announce that former CRTD Postdoc Tatiana Sandoval Guzmán, PhD, started as a research group leader at the CRTD on January 1, 2017. “Our long-term goal is to build an understanding of regeneration,...more...


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13/02/2017

CRTD is pleased to continue with the Voluntary Social Year

Following a successful first round, the CRTD is pleased to continue with the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) Program next year (2017/2018). Germany-wide, the CRTD is one of only three research/educational institutions that offer a...more...


10/02/2017

Start of Application period for international Master’s programs at the BIOTEC/CRTD

The starting signal is given. Until May 31, 2017 – interested parties can apply for the three Master’s programs Regenerative Biology and Medicine, Molecular Bioengineering and Nanobiophysics. Applicants can expect a first-rate...more...


31/01/2017

1st CMCB Facility Day on February 3, 2017

At this event, the 11 facilities of the CRTD, BIOTEC and B CUBE will be presented.more...


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26/01/2017

CRTD again part of nationwide Girls’Day on April 27, 2017

The CRTD is again part of the nationwide Girls'Day. The schoolgirls will get to know various occupational profiles and the research done here at the institute. They will moreover perform scientific experiments. Download Flyer...more...


PhD students during a group discussion © CRTD
24/01/2017

1st Biopolis Dresden PhD Symposium at the CRTD was a great success

Yesterday, more than 110 PhD students from 18 Dresden research institutes met for an exchange of experiences and ideas. Among the participants were PhD students from institutes such as the DZNE, CRTD, BIOTEC, B CUBE, MPI-CBG,...more...


Dr. Volker Busskamp © 2016 Sven Döring
23/01/2017

Biotechnologist Dr. Volker Busskamp is being awarded the Paul Ehrlich- and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers 2017 Press release Download photomore...


Dr. Volker Busskamp © 2016 Sven Döring
23/01/2017

Paul Ehrlich- and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers 2017 for Dr. Volker Busskamp

CRTD group leader Dr. Volker Busskamp will receive the Paul Ehrlich- and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers on March 14, 2017. more...


Prof. Pauline Wimberger (rechts) und Dr. Katharina Nitzsche (beide UKD) © Stephan Wiegand, MF TUD
06/01/2017

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Neues Typ 1 Diabetes-Risiko-Screening startet erfolgreich am Uniklinikum Dresden: Eltern von über 600 Dresdner Neugeborenen kennen durch die innovative Freder1k-Studie das Diabetes Typ 1-Risiko ihres KindesPressemitteilung der...more...


Prof. Pauline Wimberger (right) and Dr. Katharina Nitzsche (both UKD) © Stephan Wiegand, MF TUD
06/01/2017

Already more than 600 participants in Freder1k study at University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden (UKD)

Since September 2016, already 615 newborns participated in the Freder1k study, which is led by CRTD Director Prof. Ezio Bonifacio, PhD.more...


© CRTD
12/12/2016

Support for translational research: Europe wide cooperation on spinal cord injury research receives 1.34 Million Euros grant

Six European research teams including Dr. Michell Reimer and his team at the CRTD received a 1.34 Million Euros ERA NET NEURON Grant for their research on spinal cord injury.more...


© CRTD
12/12/2016

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Support for translational research: Europe wide cooperation onspinal cord injury research receives 1.34 Million Euros grant Press releaseDownload photomore...


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02/12/2016

Dynamics and mechanisms of cell renewal: Dr. Olaf Bergmann supports neurodegeneration research at the CRTD

On November 1st 2016, Dr. Olaf Bergmann started as a research group leader at the CRTD. Dr. Bergmann focuses on organ systems that show a low level of regenerative capacity, such as the human brain and heart.more...


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02/12/2016

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Dynamics and mechanisms of cell renewal: Dr. Olaf Bergmann supports neurodegeneration research at the CRTD Press releaseDownload photomore...


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23/11/2016

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Professor Michael Brand honoured with the Order of Merit of Germany Press releaseDownload photomore...


© Matthias Rietschel
23/11/2016

Professor Michael Brand honored with the Order of Merit of Germany

Professor Michael Brand, research group leader and founding director of the CRTD, has been honored with the Order of Merit of Germany for his extraordinary scientific work in the fields of stem cell research and developmental...more...


© Joshua Currie, PhD
21/11/2016

Tracking down bone regeneration: Research team at the CRTD identifies the cells that form new bone during Axolotl finger regeneration

At the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, a team of researchers lead by Joshua Currie, PhD, and Elly Tanaka, PhD, used live imaging during axolotl regeneration to...more...


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21/11/2016

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Tracking down bone regeneration: Research team at the CRTD identifies the cells that form new bone during Axolotl finger regenerationPress releaseDownload photomore...


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04/11/2016

Book presentation by Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann attracted more than 120 vistors

Yesterday evening, CRTD research group leader Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann presented his book “Die Revolution im Kopf” (ISBN: 978-3-426-27707-2) on adult neurogenesis. It is meant to be read by a broad range of readers. The book...more...


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03/11/2016

Annual CRTD/BIOTEC Master Graduation Ceremony on October 28

CRTD/BIOTEC Master's graduates received their certificates and mortarboards at the annual Graduation Ceremonymore...


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20/10/2016

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Advances in Alzheimer’s research by Dr. Caghan Kizil and hisresearch groupPress releaseDownload photomore...


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20/10/2016

Advances in Alzheimer’s research by Dr. Caghan Kizil and his research group

The research team of Dr. Caghan Kizil achieved a major advance in Alzheimer’s research. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons.more...


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13/10/2016

CRTD part of exhibition ”Potnia Theron: Das Tier in Wissenschaft und Kunst“ at ALTANA-Galerie in Dresden

The CRTD is again part of an exhibition in Dresden. Potnia Theron for example introduces the axolotl. Visitors will be able to view stained sections under the microscope. The official opening is on October 21 at 7...more...


Prof. Dr. Marius Ader © CRTD
06/10/2016

Paradigm shift in the research field of photoreceptor transplantation: mechanism improving the function of the retina works different than previously assumed

Research group of Prof. Dr. Marius Ader introduces a new understanding of the mechanism of cell transplantations that aim to improve retinal function.more...


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06/10/2016

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Paradigm shift in the research field of photoreceptor transplantation: mechanism improving the function of the retina works different than previously assumed Press releaseDownload photomore...


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29/09/2016

New Bone for Old Folks: New sclerostin antibody promotes bone formation and blocks bone resorption

Professor Lorenz Hofbauer, CRTD member and Director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, has completed a large clinical phase 3-study with colleagues from eight countries on over 7.000 women...more...


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28/09/2016

Insights into research: visit of pupils was a great success

A group of pupils from Gymnasium Luisenstift Radebeul visited the CRTD and got to know the research conducted here and the courses of study offered by CRTD/BIOTEC.more...


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20/09/2016

Insights into science: DFG-Center CRTD offers 3 Voluntary Social Year places

The DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Cluster of Excellence at TU Dresden, provides the possibility for a Voluntary Social Year (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr, “FSJ”) in science for the very first time. The first...more...


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20/09/2016

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Insights into science: DFG-Center CRTD offers 3 Voluntary Social Year placesPress releaseDownload photo (Volunteers Jennifer Schwarz & Max Hyman at the CRTD © CRTD)Download photo (Volunteer Jennifer Schwarz at the CRTD ©...more...


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05/09/2016

Freigeist Fellowship supports Dr. Ivan Minev in using 3D printing to find ways to repair damage in the human body

Dr. Ivan Minev, research group leader at the BIOTEC/CRTD, has been awarded a Freigeist Fellowship from the VolkswagenStiftung. This five-year, 920.000 EUR grant will enable him to establish his own research team. The ‘Freigeist’...more...


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05/09/2016

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Freigeist Fellowship supports Dr. Ivan Minev in using 3D printing to findways to repair damage in the human bodyPress release Download photomore...


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26/08/2016

Europaweit einmalige Erhebung soll Chancen für Diabetes-Prävention bei Kindern erhöhen

Mit der "Freder1k-Studie in Sachsen" wird das Typ-1-Diabetes-Risiko bereits bei Neugeborenen erkannt Auf einer Pressekonferenz am CRTD wurde heute Morgen die Freder1k-Studie vorgestellt. Ziel der Studie ist die...more...


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26/08/2016

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Europaweit einmalige Erhebung soll Chancen für Diabetes-Prävention bei Kindern erhöhen. Mit der „Freder1k-Studie in Sachsen“ wird das Typ-1-Diabetes-Risiko bereits bei Neugeborenen erkannt. Press release & press kit (press...more...


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19/07/2016

TUD Summer University at the CRTD provided fascinating insights

On July 19, 19 pupils (eleventh and twelfth grade) participated in the Summer University of Technische Universität Dresden. They were able to gain an insight into the retina research conducted at the CRTD, got to know the...more...


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12/07/2016

Starting signal for Voluntary Social Year at the CRTD

The CRTD will allocate three places within the Voluntary Social Year (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr, FSJ) for the very first time. The voluntary work will start on September 1, 2016. The participants will get to know and apply...more...


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01/07/2016

Member of the Saxon State Parliament Holger Mann (SPD) visits the CRTD

Holger Mann (SPD), Representative of the Saxon State Parliament and responsible for University and Science Policy as well as for Digitalization, Technology and EU Funding Policies, visited the CRTD on June 25, 2016. "The...more...


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29/06/2016

CRTD part of large scientific exhibition on Dresden Neumarkt

From July 2, 2016 - DRESDEN-concept presents a large scientific exhibition on Dresden Neumarkt. One of the exhibits thematizes the research field of regeneration, which was developed with scientists of the CRTD. Dresdeners and...more...


23/06/2016

Ethics committee has given the starting signal for Freder1k-Study of Prof. Ezio Bonifacio

On June 13, the Freder1k study aiming to provide early diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children who have elevated genetic risk for developing type 1 diabetes has been given green light by the ethics committee. The Freder1k study...more...


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14/06/2016

Prof. Ezio Bonifacio, PhD appointed CRTD Director

On June 13, 2016 - CRTD research group leader Prof. Ezio Bonifacio was  appointed CRTD Director by the Rector of TU Dresden, Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen. Prof. Bonifacio will now hold this position for the next two...more...


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13/06/2016

Dresden Long Night of Sciences: New visitor record

On June 10, CRTD, BIOTEC and B CUBE presented their work at the Dresden Long Night of Sciences - hosted by the CRTD. On four levels we offered a varied program (presentations, talks, hands-on activities and a science slam) from 6...more...


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04/06/2016

10th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine was a great success

More than 200 members of the CRTD network took part in the 10th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine on June 3, 2016. The conference program included two keynote lectures as well as a short talk from external speakers,...more...


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30/05/2016

Prof. Dr. Michael Brand elected as EMBO Member

CRTD and BIOTEC research group leader Prof. Dr. Michael Brand, founding director and speaker of the CRTD from 2005 to 2014, was elected as new EMBO Member. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) elects new members...more...


27/05/2016

CRTD, BIOTEC and B CUBE again part of Dresden Long Night of Sciences on June 10, 2016

On June 10 - CRTD, BIOTEC and B CUBE will again present their work at the Dresden Long Night of Sciences. On four levels we will have a varied program (presentations, talks and hands-on activities) from 6 pm - 1 am. We are...more...


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26/05/2016

Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich visited the CRTD

Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich visited the CRTD on May 25th, 2016 - as it is one of the research centers in Saxony supported by the Excellence Initiative. He wanted to receive a first-hand update on diabetes, retina, and...more...


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26/05/2016

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Prime Minister of Saxony visited top researchers of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) of TU Dresden Press release Download photomore...


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25/04/2016

CRTD again part of nationwide Girls’Day on April 28, 2016

The CRTD is again part of the nationwide Girls’Day. The schoolgirls will get to know various occupational profiles and the research done here at the institute. They will moreover perform scientific experiments. Further...more...


Retinal Organoid under the microscope © CRTD
14/04/2016

Strength through synergies - Dresden scientists generate model systems for retinal disease research

Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) – Cluster of Excellence at the Technische Universität Dresden have created 3D retina...more...


Retinal Organoid under the microscope © CRTD
14/04/2016

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Strength through synergies - Dresden scientists generate model systems for retinal disease researchPress releaseDownload photomore...


GO Team: Gary Jennings, Maria Begasse, Nambirajan Govindarajan © CRTD
08/04/2016

The new Grant Office for B CUBE, BIOTEC and CRTD opens its doors

The Grant Office (GO) was established in February 2016 to support scientists at B CUBE, BIOTEC and CRTD in acquiring grants for basic and applied research. GO was initiated by Prof. Michael Brand and is funded by the State of...more...


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05/04/2016

Breakthrough: Gut bacteria drive growth of stem cells in colon cancer

Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Germany. Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Zeißig, group leader at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden and...more...


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05/04/2016

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Breakthrough: Gut bacteria drive growth of stem cells in colon cancerPress releaseDownload photomore...


04/04/2016

CRTD/BIOTEC again part of Dresden Seniors Academy (summer term 2016)

CRTD & BIOTEC are again part of Dresden Seniors Academy with five different lectures. All lectures are held in German. Program:“Die Regeneration des zentralen Nervensystems.  Der Fisch kann es! Warum ich nicht?“Dr....more...


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19/03/2016

Visit of Saxon European Member of Parliament Hermann Winkler on March 18, 2016

Herman Winkler, Saxon Member of the European Parliament (CDU) visited the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden on March 18, 2016 for an exchange of experience and...more...


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17/03/2016

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Europäischer Aktionstag zur Stammzellforschung ‚UniStemDay 2016‘ am CRTD war ein großer ErfolgPressemitteilungmore...


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16/03/2016

Prestigious Award Notification: 3 year Postdoctoral fellowship from JDRF International to Dr. Yannick Fuchs

The fellowship will support Dr. Yannick Fuchs for the next 3 years and therefore allows him to focus on research on CD8+ T cells in type 1 diabetes (T1D) and the development of assays for their characterization. “I am excited and...more...


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15/03/2016

Next step towards the prevention of blindness: CRTD researchers obtain an U.S.-patent for a method to highly efficiently produce human retinal pigment epithelium cells (RPE)

The research team around Prof. Elly Tanaka at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden succeeded in the development of a method to produce highly efficiently...more...


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15/03/2016

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Next step towards the prevention of blindness: CRTD researchers obtain an U.S.-patent for a method to highly efficiently produce human retinal pigment epithelium cells (RPE) Press release Download photomore...


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14/03/2016

UniStem Day 2016 with talks, tours and various activities was a great success

Europe-wide UniStem Day on March 11, 2016 with three participating Dresden educational institutions was a great success. The pupils got to know the CRTD and gained an insight into research work and everyday laboratory practice at...more...


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09/03/2016

27000 pupils in Europe united on UniStem Day 2016 on March 11

On March 11, 2016 Europe will be united by science with 73 research institutes and universities in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, the U.K., Serbia, Spain, Poland and Italy. The UniStem Day aims to equip pupils with knowledge about the...more...


Elly Tanaka © CRTD
04/03/2016

Identification of a key molecule for the initiation of regeneration in axolotl

The research team of Prof. Elly Tanaka at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden achieved a breakthrough in the elucidation of important regulatory processes in...more...


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04/03/2016

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Identification of a key molecule for the initiation of regeneration in axolotlPress releaseDownload photomore...


19/02/2016

TIM 2016 conference at the CRTD (Feb 22-24, 2016)

Up to 230 participants from 11 nations are expected for the Trends in Microscopy (TIM) 2016 meeting "Grasping Higher Dimensions"“Trends in Microscopy” (TIM) is an international meeting series supported by the German...more...


19/02/2016

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Bis zu 230 Besucher aus 11 Ländern zur DFG-Konferenz „Trends in Microscopy 2016“ (TIM 2016) erwartet Pressemitteilungmore...


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19/02/2016

TUD Young Investigator status for Dr. Stephan Speier

Stephan Speier, research group leader at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Cluster of Excellence at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) was...more...


15/02/2016

Synergy effects through new joint Technology Platform of CRTD, BIOTEC and B CUBE

From now on,  11 core facilities of the CRTD, BIOTEC and BCUBE are presented on one webpage as the joint Technology Platform. This structural improvement includes an optimized user navigation, an improved access to...more...


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09/02/2016

CRTD takes part in nationwide UniStem Day 2016 on March 11

As one of only eight research institutes and universities in Germany, the CRTD is representing the stem cell research in Germany together with its seven campaign partners. Established in 2009 (Italy), this European action day...more...


'Closing Overview' by Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka © CRTD
05/02/2016

International symposium at the CRTD was a great success

From February 1 - 3, 2016 the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Research Center and Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden together with the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) presented the...more...


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01/02/2016

International symposium at the CRTD shows the current state of research on stem cell models of neural regeneration and disease

From February 1 - 3, 2016 the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) together with the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Research Center and Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden present...more...


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01/02/2016

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CRTD presents International Symposium on Stem Cell Models of Neural Regeneration and Disease Press release (German) Press release City of Dresden (German) Download photomore...


16/12/2015

Guest studies: CRTD and BIOTEC open its lectures for asylum seekers

We are inviting asylum seekers to become a guest student at the CRTD/BIOTEC. All relevant information and the application form can be found here: Guest studies for asylum seekersmore...


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14/12/2015

Dec 11, 2015: Certficates for the best graduates 2015 of TU Dresden

On Friday December 11, 2015 - the best graduates 2015 of TU Dresden have been awarded a certificate of honors by the Rector of the University. All in all, there were 97 best graduates from approx. 6000 graduates in 2015. For the...more...


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09/12/2015

Dr. Volker Busskamp receives 1.5 Million EUR ERC Starting Grant for targeted production of neurons Press release of the TU Dresden Press Release Download Photomore...


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09/12/2015

Dr. Volker Busskamp receives 1.5 Million EUR ERC Starting Grant

Biotechnologist Dr. Volker Busskamp receives 1.5 Million EUR ERC Starting Grant for targeted production of neurons Dr. Volker Busskamp, research group leader at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) -...more...


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12/11/2015

Condolences to the family of Dr. Monika Ehrhart-Bornstein and her friends

After a long and serious illness the Dresden molecular biologist Dr. Monika Ehrhart-Bornstein passed away on October 24, at the age of 56. All colleagues from CRTD would like to express their deepest condolences. Dr. Monika...more...


09/11/2015

Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka represents the biotechnology location Dresden

Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka, director of the CRTD, represents the biotechnology location Dresden within the Dresden "Alte Meister Neue Meister" (Old Masters New Masters) campaign. more...


03/11/2015

CRTD welcomes Fulbright Student Mounika Parimi

CRTD welcomes Fulbright Student Mounika Parimi, Guest Student Scientist in the lab of Prof. Dr. Ezio BonifacioMounika has been selected for a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Germany. The Fulbright Program is the flagship...more...


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02/11/2015

Graduation Ceremony at the CRTD

On Oct 30, 2015 we had our Graduation Ceremony at the CRTD/BIOTEC! 60 Master’s course students got their certificates – handed over by Prof. Dr. Stewart Francis, Prof. Dr. Stephan Grill and Prof. Dr. Michael Brand.Including: 27...more...


30/10/2015

Biologist Prof. Dr. Michael Brand receives 2.5 Million EUR ERC Advanced Research Grant Press Release Download Photomore...


30/10/2015

Prof. Dr. Michael Brand receives 2.5 Million EUR ERC Advanced Research Grant

Michael Brand, Professor and Founding Director of our DFG Research Center and Cluster of Excellence for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) at TU Dresden, was awarded an Advanced Research Grant from the European Research...more...


09/10/2015

Winter term 2015/16: CRTD/BIOTEC welcome 81 new students

Today, 81 new students came together for the “Welcome Meeting”. All in all, 350 applications were received for each of the three Master ‘s courses Molecular Bioengineering  (MolBio), Nanobiophysics (NBP) and Regenerative...more...


05/10/2015

Two Master's students successful in the DIPP MSc/PhD Fast Track fall selection 2015!

During the fall selection of the DIPP (Dresden International PhD Program), two students of the BIOTEC/CRTD have been selected and will start their PhD after only one year in the Master's program. Since 2014, our three Master's...more...


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02/10/2015

Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Zeißig honored with Thannhauser-Preis

The German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS) honors Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Zeißig and PD Dr. med. Torsten Olszak for the cojointly submitted paper "Protective mucosal immunity mediated...more...


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23/07/2015

What to study? Scientists of the BIOTEC and the CRTD help to select a course as part of the Summer University

The purpose of the Summer University of the TU Dresden is to inform interested people about different scientific study paths including mathematics, informatics, natural sciences or technology (MINT). Within this context 15...more...


Axolotl Exhibition © CRTD
09/07/2015

Curiosity and tropical temperatures – about 1,700 interested people visited the CRTD during the Dresden Researchers’ Night

Can 3D printing of organ-like structures minimize the need for animal testing and accelerate the developments in biomedicine? Is it possible to transfer the self-healing power of the axolotl or the zebrafish to humans? Answers to...more...


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26/06/2015

Sich selbst heilende Axolotl, Organe aus dem 3D-Drucker, ein begehbares Auge und Elegante Würmer unterm Lego-Mikroskop

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: Forschung entdecken und experimentieren Kann 3D-Druck von organähnlichen Strukturen die Notwendigkeit von Tierversuchen minimieren und die Entwicklungen in der Biomedizin beschleunigen? Inwieweit...more...


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25/06/2015

Sich selbst heilende Axolotl, Organe aus dem 3D-Drucker, ein begehbares Auge und Elegante Würmer unterm Lego-Mikroskop Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: Forschung entdecken und experimentieren Pressemitteilung Download Fotomore...


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17/06/2015

9th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine

More than 200 members of the CRTD network took part in the 9th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine on June 5, 2015. The conference started with a keynote lecture from Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, Helmholtz Center Munich...more...


Girl's Day 23.04.2015 © CRTD
24/04/2015

What has a Mexican salamander to do with the healing of spinal cord injury?

14 interested female pupils, who currently attend the 6th to 10th grade at school, were interested in finding an answer to this question within the scope of the nationwide Girl’s Day on 23.4.2015 at the DFG Research Center for...more...


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23/04/2015

Retina researcher from Dresden receives EYEnovative award for the second time Press Release Download Photo Download Photomore...


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23/04/2015

Retina researcher from Dresden receives EYEnovative award for the second time

Cell-based model is intended to help with the elucidation of a malignant nervous system disease of childrenDresden. Dr. Mike O. Karl, group leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the DFG Research...more...


The JAMA published Pre-POINT study tested the effects of prophylactic insulin oral immunization in young children with a family history of type 1 diabetes
21/04/2015

A New Study Points to a Possible Oral Vaccine to Decrease Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Press Release Download Photo Download Photo Download Photomore...


The JAMA published Pre-POINT study tested the effects of prophylactic insulin oral immunization in young children with a family history of type 1 diabetes
21/04/2015

A New Study Points to a Possible Oral Vaccine to Decrease Childhood Type 1 Diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) must inject insulin several times a day for the rest of their lives because their own immune systems have destroyed the pancreatic cells that produce insulin. The immune system normally learns...more...


Spitzenforschung ist bunt – das CRTD setzt ein deutlich sichtbares Zeichen ©CRTD
06/02/2015

Spitzenforschung ist bunt! (Excellent research is colorful!) – CRTD places a strong message

As an international cooperating research center, the CRTD stands for an open-minded and tolerant society. For this reason, many activities of different institutions and initiatives in Dresden who spread messages for...more...


The confocal cross-section of a three-dimensional cyst shows the floor plate (green), which was formed after the addition of retinoic acid. Furthermore, the development of motor neurons (white) as well as interneurons (red) was shown. The Dresden researchers could demonstrate
30/10/2014

Reconstruction of a patterned Piece of Spinal Cord in 3D Culture Press Release Download Photomore...


The confocal cross-section of a three-dimensional cyst shows the floor plate (green), which was formed after the addition of retinoic acid. Furthermore, the development of motor neurons (white) as well as interneurons (red) was shown.The Dresden researchers could demonstrate in vitro the typical pattern from an embryonic spinal cord.©CRTD/Andrea Meinhardt
30/10/2014

Reconstruction of a patterned piece of spinal cord in 3D culture

Mouse embryonic stem cells differentiate into structures that resemble the neural tube and show the typical embryonic patterning The central nervous system in vertebrates develops from the neural tube, which is the basis for the...more...


Dr. Volker Busskamp has been awarded with the Young Investigator Award of the „European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy“
27/10/2014

CRTD Biotechnologist Volker Busskamp receives European „Young Investigator Award“ Press Release Download Photomore...


Dr. Volker Busskamp has been awarded with the Young Investigator Award of the „European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy“
27/10/2014

CRTD Biotechnologist Volker Busskamp receives European "Young Investigator Award"

Dr. Volker Busskamp, group leader for „Engineering human neuronal circuits“ at the DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) has received the Young Investigator Award...more...


Transplanted cone-like photoreceptors (green) integrate functionally into the retina
20/10/2014

Cell transplantation allows mice to see again in daylight Press Release Download Photomore...


Transplanted cone-like photoreceptors (green) integrate functionally into the retina (blue) of mice with degenerated cones and mediate daylight responses. ©CRTD/Marius Ader
20/10/2014

Cell transplantation allows mice to see again in daylight

Transplantation of cone photoreceptors into the mammalian retina represents a new promising strategy for treatment Degeneration or loss of the light-sensitive cells of the retina, the so-called photoreceptors, inevitably leads...more...


The certificate was handed over by the rector of the TUD, Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, to Dr. Christian Bökel (CRTD, left) and Dr. Michael schlierf (B CUBE, right) at the meeting of the TUD Senate. ©TUD
29/09/2014

Dr. Christian Bökel, research group leader at CRTD, obtained the status of a “TUD Young Investigator”

By introducing the status „TUD Young Investigator“, TU Dresden is strengthening the position of excellent independent Junior Research Group Leaders in Dresden's scientific community by integrating them more closely into the...more...


Dr.Jared Sterneckert strengthen the CRTD as new junior group leader. ©Private
02/09/2014

New Group Leader studies neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using iPS technology Dr. Jared Sterneckert is entering the research area “Neurodegenerative Diseases“ of the...more...


Dr. Jared Sterneckert strengthens as new junior group leader the CRTD.©Private
02/09/2014

New Group Leader studies neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using iPS technology

Dr. Jared Sterneckert is entering the research area “Neurodegenerative Diseases“ of the DFG Research Center and Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) as a new junior group leader. Since 2006, he has led a team working at...more...


The image shows axolotls exhibiting different level of pigment loss upon the TALEN/CRISPR-mediated Tyrosinase gene knockout. From left to right: complete, partial knockout of Tyrosinase and wild type control axolotls. ©CRTD/Andreas Gruhl
07/08/2014

Switched off – Targeted Gene Knockout in the Axolotl

Key gene for neural cell regeneration in the spinal cord is identified In order to understand how the development of organisms is regulated, it is essential to know the functions of single genes.  For example for years it...more...


Professor Marius Ader’s study on systematical analyses of the retina surrounding at cell transplantations is funded by the Pro Retina Foundation. ©CRTD
25/07/2014

Seeing better with transplanted photoreceptors

Pro Retina Foundation funds study on integration of transplanted retina cells The Pro Retina Foundation funds a research project of Professor Marius Ader, group leader at the DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies...more...


Professor Marius Ader’s study on systematical analyses of the retina surrounding at cell transplantations is funded by the Pro Retina Foundation. ©CRTD
25/07/2014

Seeing better with transplanted photoreceptors Pro Retina Foundation funds study on integration of transplanted retina cells Press Release German Press Release Download Photomore...


CSI – Dresden: Catch the criminal! ©CRTD
07/07/2014

New cells is what the human needs: More than 1,880 Visitors visited the CRTD during the Long Night of Science

Is it possible to determine the physical characteristics of cells with the power of light, running water or tiny feathers? Why is the look of a mouse different to a fly? Answers to these and other fascinating questions were given...more...


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07/07/2014

Stem Cell Researchers meet in Dresden

5th International Stem Cell Congress takes place in Dresden from July 8th, 2014 From July 8th – 11th 2014, more than 300 international scientists meet on the 5th International Stem Cell Congress in Dresden to contribute...more...


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07/07/2014

Stem Cell Researchers meet in Dresden 5th International Stem Cell Congress takes place in Dresden from July 8th, 2014 German Press Releasemore...


Dr. Michell Reimer strengthens the CRTD as new junior group leader. ©Private
01/07/2014

From Edinburgh to the CRTD – Investigating the Development and Regeneration of the Central Nervous System of Zebra Fish

New Junior Group Leader for the DFG-Research Center and Cluster of Excellence The main research area “neurodegenerative diseases” at the DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at the TU...more...


Dr. Michell Reimer strengthens the CRTD as new junior group leader. ©Private
01/07/2014

From Edinburgh to the CRTD – Investigating the Development and Regeneration of the Central Nervous System of Zebra Fish New Junior Group Leader for the DFG-Research Center and Cluster of Excellence German Press...more...


On extra tours children can microscope and visit the Axolotl.©CRTD
27/06/2014

Axolotl, „CSI BIOTEC“, and Drums Alive – new cells is what the human needs

Long Night of Science: Discover Science and Experiments Is it possible to determine the physical characteristics of cells with the power of light, running water or tiny feathers? Is it possible to develop methods and new...more...


On extra tours children can microscope and visit the Axolotl.©CRTD
27/06/2014

Axolotl, „CSI BIOTEC“, and Drums Alive – new cells is what the human needs Long Night of Science: Discover Science and Experiments German Press Release Program in German Download Photo Website of the Long Night of...more...


In the following poster session, 90 posters from the five different research areas and the interest group of the CRTD were presented. ©CRTD
16/06/2014

8th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine

The 8th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine on June 13, 2014 was opened by the keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Ali El-Armouche, director of the Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology of the TU Dresden, who talked about...more...


The cell biologist Dr. Kathrin Plath is nominated for a Humboldt Professorship at the TU Dresden. ©Department of Biological Chemistry/University of California, Los Angeles
28/05/2014

Kathrin Plath is nominated for a Humboldt Professorship at the TU Dresden

Cell biologist will strengthen research in regenerative therapies at the CRTDThe Selection Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has followed the TU Dresden’s proposal and awarded Dr. Kathrin Plath with a Humboldt...more...


The cell biologist Dr. Kathrin Plath is nominated for a Humboldt Professorship at the TU Dresden. ©Department of Biological Chemistry/University of California, Los Angeles
28/05/2014

Kathrin Plath is nominated for a Humboldt Professorship at the TU Dresden Cell biologist will strengthen research in regenerative therapies at the CRTD German Press Release German Press Release of the Alexander von Humboldt...more...


Dr. Angela Hommel is awarded with a Maria Reiche Fellowship of the TU Dresden. ©CRTD
23/05/2014

Maria Reiche Fellowship for CRTD Diabetes Researcher

For her research on cell replacement therapy of type 1 diabetes Dr. Angela Hommel from the DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) receives a Maria Reiche Fellowship...more...


Professor Marius Ader. ©CRTD
12/05/2014

Marius Ader is new Professor at the CRTD

Since the beginning of April 2014, Marius Ader continues his research at the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies – Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) as professor for “Cell Replacement in the Mammalian Retina“....more...


Dr. Volker Busskamp is awarded a "Freigeist-fellowship" by the Volkswagen Foundation for a research project at the CRTD with funds amounting to over one million Euros for the coming five years. ©Private
10/04/2014

Functional Human Neural Circuits for the Research - Volkswagen Foundation funds new junior group leader position at the CRTD

In September 2014 Dr. Volker Busskamp will start as a new group leader at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD). He comes from Harvard Medical School in Boston...more...


Dr. Volker Busskamp is awarded a "Freigeist-fellowship" by the Volkswagen Foundation for a research project at the CRTD with funds amounting to over one million Euros for the coming five years. ©Private
10/04/2014

Functional Human Neural Circuits for the Research - Volkswagen Foundation funds new junior group leader position at the CRTD German Press Release German Press Release of the Volkswagen Foundation Download Photomore...


07/04/2014

Seven Scholarships for Master Students of the CRTD

Seven students of the international „Master's Program in Regenerative Biology and Medicine“ at the DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) are awarded with a...more...


The Masterstudents Christian Winkler and Elisabeth Brandl are awarded with a PROMOS scholarship for their stay at a US institution for their master’s thesis.©BIOTEC/CRTD
05/03/2014

PROMOS Scholarship for BIOTEC and CRTD Masterstudents

Two students of the master’s programs of the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) and DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) are awarded with a PROMOS...more...


21/01/2014

Discovery of new Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Ability to divide is set in hematopoietic stem cells Hematopoietic stem cells form the reservoir for the continuous regeneration of all mature hematopoietic cells – for lifetime. This trait has been used for clinical bone marrow...more...


Dr. Claudia Waskow has discovered new hematopoietic stem cells. ©CRTD
21/01/2014

Discovery of new Hematopoietic Stem Cells German Press Releasemore...


Marius Ader (on the photo) and Karsten Kretschmer from the CRTD have been awarded with one of this year’s „EYEnovative Förderpreise“ of the Novartis Pharma GmbH for their joint research project. ©CRTD
16/01/2014

EYEnovative Prize for Dresden Retina Research

Suppressing immunological responses after cell transplantation in the retina Dr. Marius Ader and Professor Karsten Kretschmer, both group leaders at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of...more...


Marius Ader (on the photo) and Karsten Kretschmer from the CRTD have been awarded with one of this year’s „EYEnovative Förderpreise“ of the Novartis Pharma GmbH for their joint research project. ©CRTD
16/01/2014

EYEnovative Prize for Dresden Retina Research German Press Release See German Press Release of the Novartis Pharma GmbH. Download Photomore...


In the renewable limb of an Axolotl can be seen signal generating marked genes in the lower arm and the hand (green). ©CRTD/Tazaki
13/12/2013

Decoded Regeneration of Limbs in the Axolotl

Genes for renewable limb segments are turned on one after another The salamander Ambystoma mexicanum (Axolotl) can regenerate limbs and organs after injury. The extremities completely regrow and are fully functional. But how do...more...


In the renewable limb of an Axolotl can be seen signal generating marked genes in the lower arm and the hand (green). ©CRTD/Tazaki
13/12/2013

Decoded Regeneration of Limbs in the Axolotl German Press Release Download Photomore...


Learning from the zebrafish. ©CRTD
11/12/2013

Learning from the Zebrafish: “Alzheimer Forschung Inititative e. V.” funds Dresden Researcher with 79,925 Euro

•    Prof. Dr. Michael Brand from the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) receives funds until 2015 •    Goal: Developing...more...


Learning from the zebrafish. ©CRTD
11/12/2013

Learning from the Zebrafish:“Alzheimer Forschung Inititative e. V.” funds Dresden Researcher with 79,925 Euro German Press Release Download Photo Further Informationmore...


Dr. Claudia Waskow, research groupleader at the CRTD, is member of the DFG funded research group for stem cell research. ©CRTD
11/12/2013

Scientist from Dresden is Member of the new DFG Research Group for Stem Cell Research

Which role does the environment of the hematopoietic stem cells play in leukemia and lymphoma? A research group including scientists from Munich, Freiburg, Heidelberg and Dresden, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG),...more...


Dr. Claudia Waskow, research groupleader at the CRTD, is member of the DFG funded research group for stem cell research. ©CRTD
11/12/2013

Scientist from Dresden is Member of the new DFG Research Group for Stem Cell Research German Press Release Download Photomore...


Dr. Nikos Kyritsis © CRTD
09/12/2013

Nikos Kyritsis receives “PhD Student Award in Regenerative Medicine”

The “Best Publication Award” by the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) was awarded to Dr. Nikos Kyritsis from the research group of Professor Michael Brand at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative...more...


This picture shows marked muscle fibers (green) in an Axolotl limb. ©CRTD/Sandoval-Guzmán
26/11/2013

Axolotl and Newt: Two Paths lead to new Muscle Fibers

Study shows unexpected manifold cellular mechanisms of regeneration The Dresden regenerative researcher professor Elly Tanaka from the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at the TU...more...


This picture shows marked muscle fibers (green) in an Axolotl limb. ©CRTD/Sandoval-Guzmán
26/11/2013

Axolotl and Newt: Two Paths lead to new Muscle Fibers German Press Release Download Photomore...


The generation of a new combined transgenic mouse line allows for the first time the visualisation of neural stem cells (red) and neurons (green) in alive mouse embryos. ©CRTD/Calegari
15/11/2013

Brain Researcher sheds Light into „Dark Matter“ of Neural Cells

New mouse lineage can exactly monitor non-coding regions of genes during differentiation of neural stem cells Which mechanisms regulate the differentiation from stem cells to neural cells? Some answers for this question can be...more...


The generation of a new combined transgenic mouse line allows for the first time the visualisation of neural stem cells (red) and neurons (green) in alive mouse embryos. ©CRTD/Calegari
15/11/2013

Brain Researcher sheds Light into „Dark Matter“ of Neural Cells German Press Release Download Photomore...


Dr. Caghan Kizil. ©CRTD
07/11/2013

Fish, humans and neurons

1.7 million Euros for young Dresden-based researcher The biologist Caghan Kizil (32) is to be granted approximately 1.7 million Euros over the next five years to develop his projects at the Dresden site of the German Center for...more...


Dr. Caghan Kizil. ©CRTD
07/11/2013

Fish, humans and neurons German Press Release English Press Release Download Photomore...


Students at the graduation ceremony. ©CRTD
29/10/2013

Graduation of Master Students

After two years of interdisciplinary study and research, 41 students of the three international Master’s programs at the BIOTEChnology Center of the TU Dresden and the CRTD completed their studies successfully in September. The...more...


Dr Marius Ader welcomes the visitors of the 5th Retina Information Day. ©CRTD
15/10/2013

5th Retina Information Day in Dresden attracts 160 visitors

The 5th Retina Information Day took place on October 12th, 2013 in the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics Dresden during the nationwide “Week of Vision” (Woche des Sehens). Diseases of the retina - ...more...


Professor Elly Tanaka explained the British Ambassador in Germany, Simon McDonald, the regeneration of Axolotls.©CRTD
09/10/2013

British Ambassador is visiting the CRTD

Simon McDonald CMG, British Ambassador in Berlin, and Kenan Poleo, Regional Director UK Science and Innovation Network - Europe, Russia and Turkey, visited the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of...more...


08/10/2013

5th Information Day for Retinal Research in Dresden on October12th, 2013 German Press Releasemore...


Dr. Nikolay Ninov. ©CRTD
04/10/2013

New Junior Research Group Leader complements diabetes research at the CRTD

The development geneticist and diabetes expert Dr. Nikolay Ninov starts as new junior group leader at the DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden - Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden and will further strengthens the...more...


Dr. Nikolay Ninov. ©CRTD
04/10/2013

New Junior Research Group Leader complements diabetes research at the CRTD See German Press Release. Download Photomore...


Awards ceremony. From left to right: Professor Dr. med. Berthold Seitz, president of the scientific association of ophthalmology in Germany, director of the clinics for ophthalmology at Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar; Franz Badura, chairman of PRO RETINA Deutschland e.V.; Dr. Heidi Stöhr, award winner of the Retinis Pigmentosa Research Prize; Dr. Dominic Eberle © DOG/Stefan-Zeitz.de
23/09/2013

Prevention of Blindness: Macular Research Prize 2013 of the PRO RETINA Deutschland e.V.

Dr.rer.nat. Dominic Eberle, scientist at the CRTD, received the Macular Research Prize of the PRO RETINA Deutschland e.V. for two of his publications on September 21st in Berlin during this year’s congress of the scientific...more...


The Dresden Mayor (in the middle) with scientists from the CRTD and BIOTEC ©:Stadt Dresden/ Matthias Rietschel
20/09/2013

Mayor of Dresden received international scientists

450 international guests visited the reception of the Dresden Mayor Helma Orosz at the State Museum Albertinum on September 12th, 2013, including scientist of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster...more...


Copyright: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie
02/09/2013

Sport & Brain: Exercise as Medicine See German Press Release of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie and CRTD. Download Photomore...


02/09/2013

Sports & Brain: Exercise as Medicine

Mentally fit to an advanced age – does this work? At least scientists discovered some secrets how the brain keeps fit and efficient for a long time. The results of current studies: Activity plays a decisive role. Physical...more...


Foyer during the conference. ©CRTD
28/08/2013

Autoantibodies – underestimated risk factors are the topic of an expert conference

The international „Dresden Symposium on Autoantibodies“, which has become a tradition since 1990, intents to bring together clinicians of different disciplines, immunologists and basic researchers for discussion of the various...more...


Dr. Joshua Currie ©CRTD
15/08/2013

Alexander von Humboldt scholarship for U.S. cell biologist

Since July 2013, the American cell biologist Dr. Joshua Currie has been supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation with a one year scholarship. In particular, the 32 year old American is interested in the cell types which...more...


Blood vessels in a mouse retina undergo dramatic changes and reorganization during development. The developing vascular network spreads in the nerve fiber layer across the inner surface of the retina. The picture shows the retinal vasculature at postnatal day 3, immunolabeled with antibodies against Cdh5-Cre:RosaRFP (red), which labels the endothelial cells and co-stained with Griffonia simplicifolia isolectin B4 (green), which labels the blood vessels. © S.Sheik Pran Babu and Dr. Mike O.Karl
14/08/2013

CRTD scientist wins prize in picture competition “The Best Photo in Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2013”

Mr. S. Sheik Pran Babu’s picture of developing blood vessels in a mouse retina was ranked on the third place in the picture competition "The Best Photo in Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2013", which was organized for...more...


Light Microscopy Facility in the CRTD. ©CRTD
07/08/2013

Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform highly recommended for European Research Infrastructure Project

Light microscopy is a crucial part of research and allows scientists to examine important molecular and cellular processes. On the Biopolis Dresden campus, the light microscopy imaging facilities are organized within the Biopolis...more...


The planarian species Dendrocoeulum lacteum is incapable of regenerating a lost head. This sample however was genetically modified – head regrowth was reactivated. © MPI-CBG
22/07/2013

Heading for regeneration

The rabbit can’t do it, neither can a frog, but zebrafish and axolotls can and flatworms are true masters of the craft: Regeneration. Why some animals can re-grow lost body parts or organs while others cannot remains a big...more...


Day care on Loschwitzer Straße 21. ©CRTD
15/07/2013

New day care places for CRTD and BIOTEC employees

Employees of the DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) can look forward to more day care places for their children. Today, the part of the day care for kids...more...


Dancing girls of the Kita Biopolis. ©Privat
09/07/2013

Summer Party at the Kita Biopolis

For the children of the Kita Biopolis who celebrated their summer party with families and friends in magnificent summer weather, the water slide was an ideal cooling. One highlight was the participatory circus, which was...more...


Examining the samples under a microscope for children. ©CRTD
09/07/2013

Axolotl, Bananas, and Genes: More than 1,600 Visitors came into the CRTD during the Long Night of Science

Which organism has the most genes? Answers to these and other fascinating questions were given to more than 1,600 visitors at the CRTD during the 11th Long Night of Sciences. Scientists of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative...more...


04/07/2013

From Basic Research to Therapeutic Application. Saxony funds five translation projects of the BIOTEC and CRTD

Four research projects of the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) and one project of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence of the TU Dresden (CRTD) receive a funding by the...more...


04/07/2013

From Basic Research to Therapeutic Application. Saxony funds five translation projects of the BIOTEC and CRTD. See German Press Release.more...


24/06/2013

Interior Design for Stem Cells

How are stem cells influenced by their environment? For a better understanding of this question, scientists of the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, the Medical Faculty of the TU Dresden and the DFG Research Center...more...


24/06/2013

Interior Design for Stem Cells.  See German Press Release.more...


18/06/2013

Axolotl, new Neural Stem Cells, and DNA from Bananas

Long Night of Science: Discover Science and experiment What are genes made of? How many genes has a human being? These exciting questions will be answered by scientists in the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies...more...


18/06/2013

Axolotl, new Neural Stem Cells, and DNA from BananasLong Night of Science: Discover Science and experiment German Press Release Download QR-CodeDownload photo: Long Night of Science 2012 at the CRTD...more...


13/06/2013

Natural Scientists and Humanists acquire information together

Creating interdisciplinary dynamic is the goal of 40 genetics, chemists, and historians who will meet at the workshop “Transmission of Information in the time and in space in the Dresden Bioinnovation Center from June 16th to...more...


Foyer of the new CRTD building. ©CRTD
12/06/2013

TU Dresden: One year of University of Excellence – Cluster of Excellence CRTD is well on track

A year ago, the TU Dresden was awarded as University of Excellence. In that way, the TU Dresden got confirmed its achievements of the past years as well the quality of its future development strategy and its potential for...more...


12/06/2013

CRTD – Biomedical Basic Research and Clinical Translation See German Press Release.more...


Prof. Karsten Kretschmer ©CRTD
10/06/2013

Karsten Kretschmer is new professor at the CRTD

Since the beginning of June 2013, Karsten Kretschmer continues his research at the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies – Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) as professor with the title “Chair of Molecular and...more...


27/05/2013

Twelve million euros for Dresden SFB 655 „ Cells into tissues“

German Research Foundation funds Dresden cutting-edge research for another four years The third period of the Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich) SFB 655 "From cells to tissues - commitment and...more...


In an enriched environment mice make individual experiences. For a particular mouse (RIGHT picture) this leads to many new brain cells (dark dots), another mouse (left picture), however, grows significantly fewer new nerve cells in the brain. ©CRTD/DZNE/Freund
10/05/2013

Experience Leads to the Growth of New Brain Cells

A new study examines how individuality develops Dresden/Berlin, Germany. May 10, 2013 – How do organisms evolve into individuals that are distinguished from others by their own personal brain structure and behavior? Scientists...more...


10/05/2013

Experience Leads to the Growth of New Brain Cells English Press Release Download Photo: In an enriched environment mice make individual experiences. For a particular mouse (RIGHT picture) this leads to many new brain cells...more...


08/05/2013

Dresden Researcher receives Award from the “Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft”

The “Ernst-Friedrich-Pfeiffer-Preis” from the „Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft“ (DDG) was awarded this year to the Dresden researcher Dr. Stephan Speier. He is research group leader at the DFG-Research Center for Regenerative...more...


08/05/2013

Dresden Researcher receives Award from the “Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft” German Press Release Download Photo: Dr. Stephan Speier ©CRTD more...


Dresden Retina Research in Tübingen ©CRTD/Eberle
30/04/2013

Dresden Retina Research in Tübingen

During the information day of the “Zentrum für seltene Erkrankungen“ (ZSE – Center for random deseases) in Tübingen on April 27, 2013, the group of Dr. Marius Ader informed more than 350 visitors about the current research...more...


26/04/2013

Folding Cerebral Cortex at the Push of a Button Decrypted folding mechanism of the brain as in humans German Press Releasemore...


26/04/2013

Folding Cerebral Cortex at the Push of a Button - Decrypted folding Mechanism of the Brain as in Humans

For the first time a German-Spanish research team has succeeded not only to increase the number of neurons but also to fold an unincisive cerebral cortex in a mammalian brain. The research groups of Dr. Federico Calegari,...more...


27/03/2013

Lecture series in the summer term of the Dresden Seniors Academy

In the summer term 2013, the CRTD offers together with the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) and the B CUBE – Center for Molecular Bioengineering five talks during for the Dresden Seniors Academy. The talks take...more...


CRTD foyer during the IGLD symposium ©CRTD
13/03/2013

17th Annual Symposium of the IGLD March 14.-16., 2013 in Dresden

More than 500 doctors and medical staff, working in stem cell therapy, will meet from March 14th-16th, 2013 at the 17th annual symposium of the Interdisciplinary Group for Lab and Flow Cytometry (IGLD) in Dresden. The symposium...more...


13/03/2013

Clinic, Analysis and Science – Stem Cell Researchers meet in the CRTD 17th Annual Symposium of the IGLD March 14.-16., 2013 in Dresden German Press Release.more...


07/03/2013

Wanted: Bio Scientists of tomorrow – Girls‘ Day 2013 on April 25

On April 25 2013 from 2 to 3:30pm, the DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden are opening their doors for science interested girls from grade 5. Working in life sciences, like...more...


Prof. Michael Schroeder, Sumeyye Tuncel, and Prof. Ezio Bonifacio (from left to right) at the graduation ©CRTD
27/02/2013

First Graduate in Master’s Program „Regenerative Biology and Medicine”

Sumeyye Tuncel is the first student to graduate in the CRTD/BIOTEC Master’s Program „Regenerative Biology and Medicine”. The program started in winter term 2010. She successfully defended her Master’s thesis titled “Investigating...more...


Discussion panel with Peggy Jungke, Prof.Dr. Nüsslein-Volhard, Dr. Norden, Prof. Dr. Knust, and Prof. Dr. Brand (Director CRTD) (from left to right) ©CRTD
05/02/2013

Discussion "Women Careers in Science" with Nobel laureate Prof. Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

A discussion forum on February 4th in the CRTD offered a lively conversation on "Women Careers in Science". The Nobel laureate Prof. Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard was discussing in an interactive panel with Prof. Dr....more...


25/01/2013

Dresden retina researcher receives the EYEnovative prize German Press Release Download Photo: Prof. Dr. Nicole Eter, member of the jury and director of the Ophthalmic Hospital Münster, presents Dr. Mike O. Karl (CRTD) the 2....more...


Prof. Dr. Nicole Eter, member of the jury and director of the Ophthalmic Hospital Münster, presents to Dr. Mike O. Karl the 2. EYEnovative Förderpreis in Nuremberg on December 19, 2012. ©Novartis
25/01/2013

Retina Researcher at the CRTD receives EYEnovative Prize

The „EYEnovative Förderpreis“ of the Novartis Pharma GmbH was awarded this year to Dr. Mike O. Karl, research group leader at the CRTD and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). The prize is endowed with 50.000...more...


22/01/2013

Deutschlandstipendium for Master Students

Three master students of the master’s courses „Molecular Bioengineering“ at the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) and „Regenerative Biology and Medicine“ at the BIOTEC and CRTD can be happy about a...more...


At a school session: A PhD student explains to students of a Dresden grammar school the regeneration ability of Axolotls. ©CRTD
16/01/2013

„Science goes to School“ is „Hochschulperle“ of the month- Stifterverband awards international PhD students for their school project

The projekt „Science goes to School“ sends international PhD students to Dresden schools and promotes in that way science and tolerance. For it, the „Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft“ is awarding the Hochschulperle...more...


16/01/2013

"Science goes to School" is "Hochschulperle" of the month Stifterverband awards international PhD students for their school project German Press Release Download Photo_At a school session: A PhD student...more...


During the press conference at the CRTD on Dec 19th, 2012: Roland Göhde (biosaxony e.V.), Geert Mackenroth (CDU), Prof. Michael Brand (CRTD), and Dr. Wilhelm Zörgiebel (biosaxony e.V.) (from left to right) ©CRTD
20/12/2012

Initiative Biotechnology and Life Sciences 2020

The Free State of Saxony wants to boost support for the Biotechnology in Saxony. In the framework of the „Offensive Biotechnologie und Lebenswissenschaften 2020“ (Initiative Biotechnology and Life Sciences 2020) the coalition...more...


14/12/2012

Saxony supports "Offensive Biotechnology and Life Sciences 2020" German invitation to the press conferencemore...


The TUD Rector talking to the Canadian delegation. ©CRTD
12/12/2012

Canadian University Representatives are visiting the TU Dresden

The German Research Foundation welcomes Vice Presidents and Presidents for research and international affairs of the 15 universities in Canada that are the strongest in research. On December 12, 2012, the delegation is visiting...more...


Dr. Hamann receives the Young Investigator Award. Copyright: ASBMR
10/12/2012

New Therapy for strong bones – Genetic disease gives Dresden researchers crucial hint

Scientists around Prof. Lorenz Hofbauer from the Clinic and Policlinic III and Dr. Christine Hamann from the Clinic and Policlinic for Orthopedics at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden (UKD) examined together with...more...


The EU Research Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the CRTD-Director Prof. Michael Brand, the Saxon Research Minister Sabine von Schorlemer, and Prof. Elly Tanaka (from left to right) during the visit at the Axolotl. Copyright: Stephan Floss
04/12/2012

EU Research Commissioner visits Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden

The EU-Commissioner for Research Máire Geoghegan-Quinn attended during her Dresden journey with the Saxon Research Minister Sabine von Schorlemer the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence...more...


Sumeyye Tuncel in the lab.
30/11/2012

Scholarship for Master’s Student

Sumeyye Tuncel, a Turkish Master’s student in the CRTD/BIOTEC Master’s Program „Regenerative Biology and Medicine”, can look forward to a scholarship from the Association of Friends and Sponsors of TU Dresden e.V.  She is an...more...


29/11/2012

Visit of the EU-Commissioner for Research Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in Saxony. German invitation to the press conference from the The Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts (SMWK).more...


22/11/2012

Microphotography - World of forms beyond the VisibleAndreas Krase talks about the phothos as a form of art driven by natural science and powerfully brought into focus nature's role as a model for art. German Press...more...


22/11/2012

Mathematical model supports physicians in leukaemia therapy

Computer simulation can predict the risk of a relapse after discontinuation of Imatinib therapy for chronic myeloid leukaemia Scientists of the Institute for Medical Informatics and Biometry at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav...more...


19/11/2012

Gene switch for regeneration of neural cells in the zebrafish brain developed Gata3 is an essential component of the regeneration programme in the fish brain German Press Release Download Photo. ©CRTD/Kizil and...more...


©CRTD/Kizil and Brand; Adult zebrafish telencephalon indicating the Gata3 positive cells (red) which are found in the ventricular zone and the neuronal layer (green). Most of the marked Gata3-positive cells (cyan) indicating that these cells proliferated.
19/11/2012

Gene Switch for Regeneration of neuronal cells in zebrafish discovered

Scientists of the CRTD have identified a new gene that regulates the regeneration on neuronal cells in the zebrafish after severe traumatic injuries. Their results were published in the journal Developmental Cell (Developmental...more...


15/11/2012

CRTD mourns the loss of George S. Eisenbarth

The CRTD is saddened by the loss of Professor George S. Eisenbarth who passed away on November 13, 2012. He was especially dear to the CRTD as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board until July of this year when he stepped...more...


Question and answer session during the Retina Information Day 2012.
13/11/2012

Many questions and answers at the 4th Retina Information Day

Diseases of the retina are one of the frequent causes for visual impairment in the western industrialized countries. About 30.000 people in Germany are suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa and the Usher Syndrome and hundreds of...more...


Sandra Mattick (left) and Katharina Plesse (right) receive the Teaching Award.
12/11/2012

Teaching Award for project work in international CRTD/BIOTEC Master’s Program

The international CRTD/BIOTEC Master’s Program „Regenerative Biology and Medicine” was awarded with the teaching award on November 9, 2012 for its concept of the “Lab Rotations”. This award is sponsored by the Association of...more...


©CRTD/Kyritsis und Brand
08/11/2012

Immune System regulates regeneration of neronal cells in the fish brain

New mechanism for regeneration decoded after severe brain injuries in zebrafish. Injuries in the human brain and spinal cord cause an inflammatory response. Since decades it is discussed in medicine, if this reaction of the...more...


08/11/2012

New mechanism for regeneration decoded after severe brain injuries in zebrafish Injuries in the human brain and spinal cord cause an inflammatory response German Press Release Download Photo. ©CRTD/Kyritsis and...more...


08/11/2012

4th Information Day for Retinal Research in Dresden on November 10th, 2012.   See German Press Release.more...


06/11/2012

Stem cells - revolutionary cells in medicine? Prof. Bornhäuser is talking about Insights into current stem cell research and therapy

Prof. Martin Bornhäuser, Vice Director of the CRTD and deputy director at the Medical Clinic und Policlinic I, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden  speaks on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 7pm in the CRTD...more...


06/11/2012

Stem cells - revolutionary cells in medicine? Insights into current stem cell research and therapy. German Press Release. Photo: Prof. Martin Bornhäuser ©CRTD more...


Prof. Gerd Kempermann, © CRTD
25/10/2012

The development never stops. Gerd Kempermann talks about the development and regeneration of the brain.

Prof. Gerd Kempermann, CRTD research group leader for „Genomics of Regeneration“ and speaker of the Dresden partner institute of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) speaks on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at...more...


15/10/2012

The development never stops. How experiences and activity are changing the brain lifelong.Gerd Kempermann talks about the development and regeneration of the brain. German Press Release Photo: Portrait of Gerd Kempermann ©...more...


Prof. Paul Walther ©Privat
10/10/2012

Worlds, no one has seen before. Prof. Paul Walther is talking about the visit of Lennart Nilsson

Prof. Paul Walther, Head of the Central Electron Microscopy Facility, Universität Ulm, explains on Thursday, October 11th 2012 in the CRTD how micro images are produced. Professor Paul Walther, who once had a visit of Lennart...more...


02/10/2012

Worlds, no one has seen before. Prof. Paul Walther is talking about the visit of Lennart Nilsson.  German Press Release. Portrait photo: Prof. Paul Walther,  ©Privat more...


11/09/2012

Spiegel-Author Stefan Berg reads from his book „Zitterpartie“ Diagnose Morbus Parkinson – eine Reise in das Innenleben. See German Press Release. Download Portrait Photo of Stefan Berg. © Privat more...


11/09/2012

Stefan Berg, Spiegel-Author is reading from his book: “Zitterpartie” - Parkinson's – A journey into the mind of a patient

“The medical diagnosis was clear: Parkinson’s disease. Not only the hands are shaking but also thoughts and memories are disappearing.“ That is what the German author Stefan Berg describes on the back of his book „Zitterpartie“....more...


03/09/2012

Photo Exhibition “A Child is born" at the CRTD Lennart Nilsson's sensational pictures from within the womb are displayed for the first time in Dresden for three month. German Press Release Flyer Exhibition Download photo...more...


© Lennart Nilsson
03/09/2012

Photo Exhibition “A Child is born" at the CRTD

From September 10 to November 30, 2012 the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden /Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) will display the world-renowned photo series “A child is born” by Lennart Nilsson. When the...more...


23/08/2012

Federal Minister for Education and Research visits the TU Dresden

„Welcome – Federal Minister. My name is Tiffany and today I am very happy that you are visiting the University of Excellence, the TU Dresden, together with the State Prime Ministers and the Minister of State”, with these words,...more...


06/08/2012

Axolotl exhibit of the CRTD at the ThyssenKrupp Ideenpark 2012

At the ThyssenKrupp Ideenpark from August 11 – 23, 2012, the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden / Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) shows with an exhibit the remarkable ability of Axolotls to regenerate....more...


06/08/2012

TU Dresden with exhibits at the ThyssenKrupp Ideenpark 2012.  German Press Release.more...


16/07/2012

Stem Cell Researcher meet System Biologists - Models meet applications.  4th International Stem Cell Congress takes place in the CRTD, July 18th - 20th. German Press Release.more...


16/07/2012

4th International Stem Cell Congress in Dresden

More than 400 international scientists are sharing their experience about the latest research in stem cell biology from July 18th – 20th 2012 on the 4th International Stem Cell Congress in Dresden. This time, system biologists...more...


13/07/2012

About 1,600 visitors of the Long Night of Science 2012

The 10th Long Night of Science – for the first time in the new CRTD building – was a great success. From 6pm - 1am, about 1,600 visitors caught up on the research of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies – Cluster of...more...


15/06/2012

CRTD approved as Cluster of Excellence and DFG Research Center

Dresden’s research center again receives research funds from the excellence initiative The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) has successfully passed the third phase of the excellence initiative. The Cluster of...more...


15/06/2012

CRTD approved as Cluster of Excellence and DFG Research Center Dresden’s research center again receives research funds from the excellence initiative English Press Releasemore...


08/06/2012

6th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine

More than 300 members from the CRTD network took part in the 6th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine on June 08, 2011.  The conference started with the keynote speaker Prof. Matthias Gunzer from the University...more...


08/06/2012

Research together, learn together

Cooperation agreement between CRTD and Martin-Andersen-Nexö-GymnasiumDuring the this year’s “CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine“ the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence at...more...


08/06/2012

Research together, learn together Cooperation agreement between CRTD and Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium. German Press Releasemore...


05/06/2012

Eugene Myers, pioneer in bioinformatics, will lead new Systems Biology Center

Max Planck Society founds new center in Dresden With support from the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Max Planck Society founds a center for systems biology in Dresden. Eugene W. Myers was appointed director of the center, heading...more...


23/05/2012

SFB/Transregio 127 „Biology of xenogenous cell and organ transplantation – from laboratory to clinic“

Dresden's top physicians explore new ways to transplant animal tissues and organs The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds with more than 13 million euro the special research field (SFB)/Transregio 127 „Biology of xenogenous...more...


15/05/2012

Top-class increase for Dresdner biotechnology

Biophysicist of TU Dresden awarded with Humboldt ProfessorshipThe biophysicist Jochen Guck (age 39) of the Biotechnology Center at the Technical University of Dresden (BIOTEC) is now officially an Alexander von Humboldt Professor...more...


16/02/2012

German Research Foundation supports two new Technology Platforms at biomedical Research Institutes of the TU Dresden  German Press Release of CRTD/BIOTEC German Press Release of the German Research Foundation Download...more...


16/02/2012

German Research Foundation supports two new Technology Platforms at biomedical Research Institutes of the TU Dresden

At the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence of the TU Dresden (CRTD) as well as at the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) the German Research Foundation (DFG) supports two...more...


26/01/2012

Girls' Day 2012 on April 26: Diversity Life Sciences - A career in science!

Can I enjoy Genom Engineering? What is the career path of a biologist who today observes, which cells can regenerate the injured foot of an axolotl? What tasks does a technician in the fish facility have in a research institute?...more...


25/01/2012

European funding for comparative Regeneration Research in Dresden

The biochemist Prof. Elly Tanaka received the European „ERC Advanced Investigator Award“. This was announced yesterday by the European Research Council (ERC) in Brussels. The professor of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative...more...


25/01/2012

European funding for comparative Regeneration Research in Dresden German Press Release Download Picture: Elly Tanaka, professor of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden - Cluster of Excellence...more...


16/12/2011

Benedetta Artegiani receives PhD Student Award in Regenerative Medicine

The “Best Publication Award” by the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) was awarded to Benedetta Artegiani from the research group of Federico Calegari at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies...more...


09/12/2011

TU Dresden Ideas Competition: Campus 2020

TU Dresden launches a contest about 'Access and Locking Systems' that will start in the winter semester 2011/12. The winners will be awarded monetary prizes of a total amount of 3000 Euro.Following a first practice, students of...more...


Award ceremony at the Landtag of Saxony with the awarded PhD students of the project Science goes to School!. ©CRTD
26/11/2011

Teaching tolerance through science - Science goes to School! receives Saxon Integration Award

The DIPP School Project Science goes to school! was chosen out of 43 projects to be awarded the Saxon Integration Award and placed third. This award is initiated by the State Minister for Social Affairs and Consumer...more...


18/11/2011

AugenBlick mal...3rd Information Day for Retinal Research in Dresden on November, 26 2011 German News Releasemore...


08/11/2011

Regeneration after severe brain injury - formation of new nerve cells from stem cells elucidated for the first time in the zebrafish

After severe brain injury in zebrafish lost nerve cells are replaced by existing neural stem cells so efficient that even larger areas of the brain recover completely by itself. Although a remarkable regenerative capacity of the...more...


08/11/2011

Regeneration after severe brain injury - Elucidated in zebrafish for the first time the formation of new verve cells from stem cells German News Release. This paper is also published as Nature Research Highlight How the...more...


26/10/2011

Super new building for super research German News Release Download Picture (from left): Prof. Dieter Janosch, CEO Staatsbetrieb Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement, Prof. Michael Brand, Director CRTD, Prof....more...


26/10/2011

Super new building for super research

From today the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies – Cluster of Excellence (CRTD) of the Technische Universität Dresden enjoys even better conditions for excellence in research with respect to its edificial shell. In...more...


24/10/2011

Invitation: CRTD gets a new research building German News Releasemore...


12/10/2011

Top-class increase for Dresdner biotechnology - The biophysicist Jochen Guck gains the Humboldt Professorship of the TU Dresden

The Center of Biotechnology of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) has been awarded the Humboldt Professorship for cellular machines. The renowned research award goes to the biophysicist Dr. Jochen Guck (38), who currently researchs in the...more...


07/10/2011

Learning of the amphibian – Current research projects of DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden at the BIOTECHNICA

In animals like the Mexican salamander, or the zebrafish injured body parts often grow again completly. In contrast, the regeneration capacity of human organism is restricted. However, stem cell therapies could help in the future...more...


07/10/2011

Learning of the amphibian – Current research projects of the Cluster of Excellence and DFG research center for regenerative therapies Dresden at the BIOTECHNICA German News Release Download Picture of the axolotl. ©CRTD more...


29/09/2011

Gerd Kempermann’s Book on new nerve cells in the adult brain is the Medical Book of the Year 2011 of the British Medical Association

The book “Adult Neurogenesis 2” by the professor of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence (CRTD) and the Dresden speaker of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease...more...


29/09/2011

Gerd Kempermann’s Book on new nerve cells in the adult brain is the Medical Book of the Year 2011 of the British Medical Association. German Press Release Download Picture of Prof. Gerd Kempermann. ©CRTD more...


01/09/2011

Excellence initiative: TU Dresden submits four full proposals

The TU Dresden has timely submitted four proposals with an overall volume of 171.8 million Euros to the Exzellenzinitiative des Bundes und der Länder zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Forschung an deutschen Hochschulen...more...


Summer festival at the Kindergarten Biopolis. ©Private
31/08/2011

Candy floss, bouncing castle, and drums – summer festival at the Kita Biopolis

In bright sunshine more than 100 children of the Kindergarten Biopolis celebrated their summer festival. They nibbled candy floss, jumped on the bouncing castle, drummed on djembes, flew balloons or drove in a motorcycle sidecar....more...


Visitors at the 9th Long Night of Science. ©CRTD
04/07/2011

Record number of visitors of the Long Night of Science 2011

The 9th Long Night of Science was a great success in 2011: More than 1,400 people visited the laboratories of the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden...more...


24/06/2011

Data jugglers, nano magnets, and water monster –DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies and Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden open their labs for the 9. Night of science. German Press Release You can find all the...more...


Poster session at the 5th CRTD Summer Conference. ©CRTD
24/06/2011

5th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine

Poster Session at the conference 250 members from the CRTD network took part in the 5th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine on June 24, 2011.  The conference started with the keynote speaker Dr. Timm Schroeder...more...


20/06/2011

Dresden is partner site for three of six new German Centers of Health Research

The Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus and the University Hospital of the same name participate in three of total six German Center for Health Research initiated by the German Government . In the presence of the Saxon Prime...more...


03/06/2011

New osteoporosis therapy begins with bone biology

Scientists at the University Hospital of Dresden, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (USA), and the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) present new and innovative therapies in osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized...more...


24/05/2011

Informationsveranstaltung für die Studierenden zur Exzellenzbewerbung der TUD

Was bringt die Exzellenzbewerbung den Studierenden der TU Dresden? Sprecher: Rektor der TU Dresden Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hans Müller-Steinhagen Ort: Hörsaalzentrum, HS 02Datum: 24.5.2011Zeit: 14:50more...


Das Axolot-Exponat demonstriert Forschungsarbeiten zu nachwachsenden Körperteilen. ©Ilja C. Hendel/Wissenschaft im Dialog
19/05/2011

Axolotl at the MS Science 2011

The DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) informs about the regenerative capacity of Axolotls in the exhibition “New ways in medical science” on the MS Science, the floating science center of “Science in...more...


23/03/2011

German Parkinson Society scholarship for CRTD Postdoc

For his research project on Parkinson, Dr. med. Francisco Pan-Montojo received at this year's annual meeting of the German Parkinson Society (DPG) a grant of 20,000 Euros. The DPG awards this scholarship to young scientists,...more...


02/03/2011

Girls' Day 2011 on April 14 - Diversity Life Sciences - A career in science!

Can I enjoy Bioinformatics? What for a career did a biotechnologist who observes today individual proteins in the cells of fruit flies? What tasks does a technician in the fish facility have in an institute? If you are interested...more...


01/03/2011

CRTD and BIOTEC in the Top 10 of The Scientist 2011 Best Places to Work for Postdocs

The Biotechnology Center of the Dresden University of Technology (BIOTEC) and the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, are ranked third and sixth in the Top 10...more...


01/03/2011

Two institutes of the TU Dresden in the Top 10 of The Scientist  2011 Best Places to Work for Postdocs. English Press Release German Press Release Download Picture of CRTD Postdoc in the lab. ©CRTD more...


upper picture: winner picture. Authors: M.Gerlach and S. Speier, Lower picture: 2nd place, author: S. Vogler
23/02/2011

Research in focus – winner of the photo contest of the Medical Faculty announced

Two winners of the faculty-internal photo contest “Research in focus” come from the CRTD: Michael Gerlach from the group of Stephan Speier achieved the 1st place and Steffen Vogler from the group of Sophie Pautot the 2nd...more...


24/01/2011

GPS for cells: Interpretation of the cellular positioning system. German Press Release. more...


24/01/2011

GPS for cells: Interpretation of the cellular positioning system

For decades, scientists have been interested in decoding the fascinating characteristics of the development of life. Signal molecules in concentration gradients determine which tissue is developing out of which cell and where...more...


06/01/2011

Carl Gustav Carus sponsorship award 2010 for CRTD PhD student

For his PhD thesis, Dr. Christian Lange was awarded with the Carl Gustav Carus sponsorship award 2010. In the category „Experimental Area“ he received the fist price in the amount of 1.000€. He finished his thesis ...more...


03/12/2010

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2011 to Tony Hyman

Anthony Hyman, research group leader and director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics Dresden, as well as a member of the CRTD network, was awarded one of the 2011 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize...more...


10/11/2010

AugenBlick mal... 2. Information Day about Retina Research in Dresden on November 13, 2010. German Press release and invitation.more...


29/10/2010

„Von der Zelle zu Geweben zu Therapien“ – seminar series for Dresden Seniors Academy

In the winter term 2010/11, the CRTD offers again together with the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden four talks in the framework of the Dresden Seniors Academy. From November 2010 to March 2011, interested seniors can...more...


11/10/2010

New international Master Program Regenerative Biology and Medicine

This winter term, a new Master Program in Regenerative Biology and Medicine starts at the CRTD. In four semesters, the new program offers to graduates from Biology and Medicine an interdisciplinary education in the area of...more...


24/09/2010

Minimum Input with good Connections - Body's own Antigens help with Multiple Sclerosis

The latest results of scientists from the CRTD offer new perspectives for therapies for the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. It is caused by...more...


24/09/2010

Minimum Input with good Connections - Body's own Antigens help with Multiple Sclerosis. German Press Releasemore...


Info booth of PRO RETINA e.V. at the Retina Day 2009.
21/09/2010

AugenBlick mal... 2nd Retina Information Day in Dresden, November 13, 2010

Diseases of the retina are one of the most common causes for visual impairments in western industrial countries. The origin of these diseases is in most cases the dying of neuronal cells in the retina. The retina cannot...more...


Poster Session at the Stem Cell Congress.
15/07/2010

3rd International Stem Cell Congress in Dresden attracts researchers worldwide

Already for the 3rd time, about 600 international scientists met for the “International Congress on Stem Cells and Tissue Formation” from July 11-14, 2010 in Dresden. The congress offers researchers worldwide the possibility to...more...


12/07/2010

3. International Stem Cell Congress in Dresden attracts researchers worldwide. German Press Releasemore...


07/07/2010

Stop Sign for Type 1 Diabetes - Progenitor Population of Beta Cell-saving Immune Cells discovered

If our immune system is turning against the healthy cells in our body, autoimmune diseases like Type 1 Diabetes can occur. Immune cells that can inhibit such destructive cells of the immune system are regulatory T cells (Treg)...more...


07/07/2010

Stop Sign for Type 1 Diabetes - Progenitor Population of Beta Cell-saving Immune Cells discovered. Press Release in German.more...


29/06/2010

Press Invitation to conversations with scientists at the “3rd International Congress on Stem Cells and Tissue Formation”. Invitation in Germanmore...


22/06/2010

First participants in Pre-POINT-Study - More children for immunization against Diabetes Type 1 wanted. Press Release in German of the Research Group Diabetes at the Technische Universität Münchenmore...


Upper picture: visitors looking at proteins in the computer with 3D glasses. Lower picture: Minister of State Prof. von Schorlemer looking at zebrafish embryos with a microscope.
21/06/2010

Zebrafish, Drosophila, Stem Cells & Co at the 8th Long Night of Science

From 6pm to 1am on June 18, over 700 visitors came to the CRTD and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden during the 8th Long Night of Science in Dresden. This years' long night of science focused on the internationality in...more...


Poster Session at the conference.
14/06/2010

4th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine

About 200 members from the CRTD network took part in the 4th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine on June 11, 2010.  The conference started with the keynote speaker Prof. Christoph Klein from the Hannover Medical...more...


04/06/2010

Data jugglers, Nano magnets, and water monster: Center for Regnerative Therapies and Biotechnology Center open their labs for one night. German Press Releasemore...


10/05/2010

A colorful night full of science!

Get ready! On June 18, 2010 from 6pm to 1am, lots of Dresden research institutions will open their doors for the 8th time already for the Long Night of Science. The CRTD and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden will offer...more...


21/04/2010

New home for researchers is growing! Center for Regenerative Therapies celebrates roofing ceremony. See the German Press Release of the Saxon Ministry of State of Finance more...


Placing of the Evergreen tree within the entrance hall.
21/04/2010

Building shell finished – Roofing Ceremony for new CRTD building

The new home for about 300 scientists and employees of the CRTD has a visible shape now. The finishing of the building shell was today traditionally celebrated with the roofing ceremony. Construction workers, representatives of...more...


Jörg Geiger informs the delegation.
25/03/2010

Exchange of knowledge between Saxony and Baden-Württemberg

A delegation of members of the state parliament in Baden-Württemberg is visiting Dresden at the moment in order to gain information about the Saxon research landscape and the design of teaching in the area of biotechnology....more...


Exhibition in the Neurology
25/02/2010

CRTD Exhibition in the Neurology of the Dresden University Hospital

Science is beautiful! For the fifth time already, the CRTD exhibition ‘Science is beautiful’ is open to the public. The pictures from scientists of the CRTD network can be seen from February 25, 2010 in the ambulance of the...more...


18/02/2010

Girls' Day 2010 on April 22 - Your career as a scientist!

Can I enjoy Bioinformatics? What does a nutritionist in a research lab? What tasks does a technician have in an institute? If you are interested in answers to these kinds of questions, or just want to get a taste of science, then...more...


Dr. Mike O. Karl
29/01/2010

New CRTD group leader studies development and regeneration of the retina

With Dr. Mike O. Karl, the CRTD gains an excellent researcher in the area of retinal regeneration. He started his work at the CRTD in the beginning of 2010. His research group will focus on retinal development and regeneration,...more...


25/01/2010

Prime minister Tillich: „Center for Regenerative Therapies is Saxon figurehead in the world". Press release of the Saxon State Chancellery. more...


Stanislaw Tillich (left) visits the salamander Axolotl in the CRTD. Prof. Tanaka (right) is explaining her research.
25/01/2010

Regenerative therapies of the future - Saxon Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich visits the CRTD

The Saxon Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich recognized the CRTD today as a Saxon biotechnology-figurehead in the world. "With this research center, the only cluster of excellence in East Germany is located in Saxony. The CRTD is...more...


19/01/2010

Media and photo opportunities: Regenerative Therapies of the future – Prime minister Stanislaw Tillich visits Dresden Cluster of Excellence. See invitation in German.more...


04/12/2009

Wissenschaftsministerin von Schorlemer besucht Zentrum für Regenerative Therapien Dresden. Press Release of the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts (SMWK) more...


28/11/2009

President of the Helmholtz-Gesellschaft visits CRTD and BIOTEC

On 28 November, 2009, CRTD and BIOTEC have been visited by the president of the Helmholtz-Gesellschaft (HHG) Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek to get an impression of the scientific activities in the area of Molecular Bioengineerung and...more...


20/11/2009

International Stem Cell Congress in Dresden 2010

It is becoming a tradition: from July 11-14, 2010, the Dresden stem cell community will be organizing the 3rd International Congress on Stem Cells and Tissue Formation. The congress is prepared every second year by the...more...


Walk-in eye on the science summer 2009
12/11/2009

AugenBlick mal... Information Day about Retina research in Dresden on November 21, 2009

Diseases of the retina are one of the most common causes for visual impairments in western industrial countries. Origin of these diseases is in most cases the dying of neuronal cells of the retina. The retina cannot regenerate...more...


Dr. Stephan Speier
20/10/2009

Strengthening of Dresden Diabetes Research

The diabetes researcher Dr. Stephan Speier will strengthen the CRTD team as a new research group leader. Speier researches the regeneration potential of the insulin-producing islet cells of the pancreas, by using latest...more...


20/10/2009

Strengthening of Dresden Diabetes Research. See German press releasemore...


12/10/2009

Fourth CRTD Retreat in Bad Schandau

Already for the fourth time, CRTD members and core group leaders met for the yearly retreat, this time in Bad Schandau, in the Sächsische Schweiz. From October 8-9, the CRTD members engaged in lively discussions about their...more...


08/10/2009

Internationally highly visible: DFG-Center "Regenerative Therapies" will be funded for another four years. German press release of the DFGmore...


08/10/2009

DFG funds excellence in regenerative medicine for another 4 years in Dresden

The funding for the CRTD is assured for another four years until 2013. The steering committee of the German Research Association (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG) informed the center today about the continuance of the...more...


08/10/2009

DFG funds excellence in regenerative medicine for another 4 years in Dresden. See German press release more...


30/09/2009

Get your doctoral cap before you finish school – make your junior doctor!

You don’t want to wait until university for a doctor’s degree? Here is your chance to get one before you even finish school! All you need to do is to visit at least seven stations from November 2009 to June 2010 in research...more...


15/09/2009

Pre-POINT-study: Insulin can potentially prevent type 1 diabetes. Immunization against Diabetes. Press Release in German. more...


10/09/2009

Travel through the extracellular space. See German Press Releasemore...


04/09/2009

Open track for bigger brain - Short phase of cell division of stem cells could provide an explanation for an evolutionary secret. See the German press release. Photo: The picture shows a section through the cerebral cortex of a...more...


Filling of the cassette by Dr. Nickol (SIB) and Prof. Unland (SMF)
24/08/2009

First stone for new research space – Laying of the foundation stone for new CRTD building

On August 21, 2009, the Saxon finance minister Prof. Dr. Georg Unland together with representatives of the Saxon Ministry of Science, the Dresden University of Technology, and the planning department laid the foundation stone for...more...


21/08/2009

Laying of the foundation stone for new research center of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Technische Universität Dresden. See German press release of the Saxon Ministry of State of Finance more...


04/08/2009

Enlightened: Seeking the communication in living organisms with a new method

Scientists at the CRTD and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) have been able for the first time to quantitatively measure the binding affinities between two proteins – receptor and ligand – with a new microscopic...more...


03/08/2009

CRTD exhibition ‘Science is beautiful’ in the club house Johannstadt

From August 1 to September 29, 2009, the CRTD exhibition ‘Science is beautiful’ is displayed in the club house of the Johannstadt club Aktives Leben e.V. The exhibition wants to make remarkably beautiful pictures from everyday...more...


02/08/2009

Enlightened: Seeking the communication in living organisms with a new method. See the German press release.more...


03/07/2009

Two professorships complete the expertise in regenerative medicine in the Dresden DFG center. See the German press release Portrait Prof. Martin Bornhäuser, Copyright: Bornhäuser Portrait Prof. Carsten Werner, Copyright: CRTD /...more...


Prof. Carsten Werner (left), Prof. Martin Bornhäuser (right)
03/07/2009

Two professorships complete the expertise in regenerative medicine in the CRTD

With the appointment of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Bornhäuser for Translational Biomedical Research in July 2009 and of Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner in the area of Biofunctional Polymer Materials a few months ago, the CRTD gains top-class...more...


Copyright: Dunja Knapp and Elly Tanaka, Limb of an Axolotl where Schwann cells wrapping around the nerve had been labeled by green fluorescent protein show that only cells around the nerve fibers in the regenerated limb are green.
02/07/2009

Regeneration newly defined – Limbs regrow from cells with restricted potential

The Mexican salamander Axolotl has the remarkable ability that is lost for humans: limbs, organs, and even parts of the brain regenerate completely and fully functional. Until now, it was assumed that during regeneration, tissue...more...


01/07/2009

Regeneration newly defined – Limbs regrow from cells with restricted potential. See the German press release. Photo: Axolotl limb, where Schwann cells wrapping around the nerve had been labeled by green fluorescent protein,...more...


29/06/2009

3rd CRTD Summer Conference: Interdisciplinary Exchange in Regenerative Medicine

The 3rd CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine took place on June 6, 2009. About 200 people came to attend the lectures held on this occasion. Prof. Didier Stainier from the University of California held the Keynote...more...


Walk-in eye at the Science Summer
27/06/2009

Walk-in eye was presented one week on the Science Summer in Saarbrücken

A CRTD Team of young scientists and public relations staff presented its final project in the competition for the Wissenschaft interaktiv (science-interactive) audience award during the Science Summer week in Saarbrücken (June...more...


20/06/2009

Long Night of Science attracted more than 900 visitors

During the 7th Dresden Long Night of Science on June 19, 2009, a diverse program with 16 different highlights was presented to visitors in the CRTD, the Biotechnology Center, and the BioInnovationCenter. More than 900 visitors...more...


08/06/2009

Datenjongleure, Rasterkraft und Zebrafische: DFG-Forschungszentrum für Regenerative Therapien und Biotechnologisches Zentrum öffnen ihre Labore. See the German press release. more...


29/05/2009

SFB 655 enters the next round

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft has agreed to fund the Collaborative Research Center SFB 655 "Cells into tissues: Stem cell and progenitor commitment and interaction during tissue formation" for a second funding period. The...more...


07/05/2009

Staying young – New neurons in the adult brain responsible for flexible learning. See the German press release. Photo: Picture of mouse on hidden platform in the Morris water maze. You can see also a plot with the probability of...more...


21/04/2009

Looking for an adventure? Attend the 7th annual Dresden Long Night of Science!

Get ready! On June 19, 2009 from 6pm to 1am, numerous research institutions will open their doors to visitors during the Long Night of Science. The CRTD and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden will again offer interested...more...


Director Michael Brand breaks the ground.
20/04/2009

Symbolic groundbreaking for the new CRTD building

This afternoon, CRTD members, group leaders and administration gathered on the building site of the new CRTD building to symbolically break the ground. After years and months of planning the construction work finally started...more...


from left to right: D. Eberle, S. Schubert, U. Schumann , K. Bergmann, M. Czekaj, A. Schaller, J. Haas
03/04/2009

„EinBlick ins Auge - Ausblick Stammzelle“– CRTD in the final of „Science-interactive“

A walk-in eye! That’s the project that brought the CRTD team, composed of PR and young scientists, into the final round of the audience award Wissenschaft interaktiv (science-interactive). Also in the final are a team from the...more...


03/04/2009

„EinBlick ins Auge – Ausblick Stammzelle“ – Cluster of Excellence of the TU Dresden in the final of the audience award  „Wissenschaft interaktiv“. See German press release here. Photo of the team for "Wissenschaft...more...


Prof. Martin Bornhäuser
30/03/2009

European Science Award for designated CRTD professor Martin Bornhäuser

In recognition of a new vaccination method, Prof. Martin Bornhäuser received the 2009 Dirk van Bekkum Award from the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) on March 29 in Göteborg. Bornhäuser heads bone marrow...more...


12/03/2009

Girls' Day 2009 - Your career as a scientist!

Can I enjoy Bioinformatics? What is the everyday life of a scientist like? What does a technician in a research institute do? If you are interested in answers to these kinds of questions, or just want to get a taste of science,...more...


08/03/2009

Opening up the stem cell niche: German science team modifies the way for research of blood stem cells. See the English press release.more...


19/01/2009

CRTD film online: DFG starts internet video portal on the Excellence Initiative

Since January 19, 2009 the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-DFG (German Research Foundation) shows multimedia-based cutting-edge research. The new internet video portal on the Excellence Initiative can be found in German and...more...


13/01/2009

Regeneration of whole body parts? Researchers from Dresden decipher role of a gene during regeneration of zebrafish caudal fins. Find the German press release here. more...


CRTD employee at the roofing ceremony of the BioPolis day-care center that her future child will be attending.
18/12/2008

Roofing ceremony for BioPolis day-care center

The progress is now visible: the roofing ceremony at the day-care center BioPolis was celebrated today at 2pm. The day-care center offers scientists and employees of the CRTD and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology...more...


TUD director Prof. Hermann Kokenge hands the award over to Dr. Sabine Matthiä, head of administration of the CRTD.
09/12/2008

CRTD awarded as most family-friendly institution of the TU Dresden

The CRTD was honored on December 8, 2008 with the award “Most family-friendly institution of the TU Dresden 2008”. It could stand up to ten other applicants. Decisive for the decision of the jury was the engagement of all CRTD...more...


21/11/2008

„Science is beautiful“ in the TU Dresden Auditorium Centre

On its meanwhile third station the CRTD exhibition “Science is beautiful” is displayed in the TU Dresden Auditorium Centre. From November 21 to December 19, 2008 the 27 pictures of scientists in the CRTD network can be viewed in...more...


Meeting between the Prof. Dr.Kurz GmbH and the group of Prof. Henning Morawietz
17/11/2008

Business Cooperation of CRTD with Prof. Dr. Kurz GmbH from Cologne

The CRTD and Prof. Dr. Kurz GmbH have started to cooperate in the area of Regenerative Medicine and Food. At the last CRTD Summer Conference Prof. Dr. Kurz GmbH has invited all CRTD members to submit a proposal about the...more...


05/11/2008

„Zukunft Biomedizin“ – seminar series for Dresdner Seniorenakademie

In the winter term 2008/09 of the Dresdner Seniorenakademie, the CRTD offers together with the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden for the first time its own seminar series. In November and December 2008, as well as in...more...


Beta cell in the Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas.
03/11/2008

First transplantation of islet cells this year in Germany and premiere in Dresden

The first transplantation of islet cells from a pancreas that was carried out on October 18, 2008 in the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus succeeded: Two weeks after the transplantation the patient, who is diseased with...more...


03/11/2008

Transplanted cells provide for insulin production. German press release of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus. more...


23/10/2008

30 years "Spektrum der Wissenschaft": Panel discussion with Olympic champion Britta Steffen and CRTD professor Gerd Kempermann

The publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck celebrates the 30th Birthday of their magazine "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" (the German edition of the Scientific American magazine) with a panel discussion on the topic "Auf dem Weg zur...more...


CRTD pictures in the Japanische Palais.
23/10/2008

CRTD exhibition in the Japanische Palais

Twelve pictures from the CRTD image exhibition „Science is beautiful“ will be on display at the Japanische Palais in Dresden from October 23rd until November 11th, 2008. They are part of the collection „Best of Nano and arts“, a...more...


23/10/2008

Georg von Holtzbrinck Price for Science Journalism and Nature Mentoring Awards in Science 2008. See the German press release of the publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbHmore...


The participants of the 3rd CRTD retreat in Bautzen.
20/10/2008

Third CRTD Retreat in Bautzen

It is becoming a tradition: the yearly retreat of CRTD members, core group leaders and administration. This years' retreat was located in Bautzen, the "City of Towers" in the center of the Oberlausitz (Upper Lusatia). From...more...


Copyright: Piper Verlag
08/10/2008

New Book on October 9: „Neue Zellen braucht der Mensch – Die Stammzellforschung und die Revolution der Medizin“

Prof. Gerd Kempermann, medical scientist and stem cell researcher at the CRTD, will release an innovative book about stem cell research that will be published on October 9 by Piper.  Prof. Kempermann presents a book finally...more...


08/10/2008

New Book on October 9: „Neue Zellen braucht der Mensch – Die Stammzellforschung und die Revolution der Medizin“. See the German Press Release. more...


The new Axolotl facility of the CRTD. Its inhabitants will move in soon.
02/10/2008

A new home for the Axolotl! Two new central facilities completed at the CRTD.

Today, on October 2, two new central facilities are handed over to the CRTD. From now on, the most famous animal model for regeneration - the Axolotl – has a new home in the CRTD! The new axolotl facility is located in the...more...


25/09/2008

Stem cells advancing formward: New therapy options for patients suffering of cancer, stroke, heart attack, and diabetes are presented in Heidelberg. See the German press release of the German Society for Regenerative Medicine...more...


24/09/2008

Get your doctoral cap before you finish school – make your junior doctor!

You don’t want to wait until university for a doctor’s degree? Here is your chance to get one before you even finish school! All you need to do is to visit at least seven stations from November 2008 to May 2009 in research...more...


Prof. Carsten Werner
04/09/2008

Newly appointed professor for “Biofunctional Polymer Materials” enriches the CRTD by excellent expertise in biomaterials

Prof. Carsten Werner has been appointed as joint CRTD/TU Dresden and IPF professor for “Biofunctional Polymer Materials” on September 1, 2008. Next to its new professorship, Carsten Werner stays the head of the Research Division...more...


30/07/2008

International Advanced Confocal Microscopy Course from Leica 2008 in Dresden

Following last years’ success, Leica Microsystems CMS in Mannheim, Germany offers in Cooperation with the DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) from September 16-19, 2008 the “International Advanced Confocal...more...


22/07/2008

Artificial Brain Structures - For the first time artificial neuronal networks in 3D possible. See the German press release. more...


13/07/2008

Stem Cells are good for the Brain. See the German press release of the 6th Forum of European Neuroscience. more...


Welcome and Opening Keynote Lecture on July 6, 2008. Speaker: Prof. Austin Smith
10/07/2008

600 Researchers at the 2nd International Stem Cell Congress in Dresden

The “2nd International Congress on Stem Cells and Tissue Formation” in Dresden offered from July 6-9, 2008 a platform for over 600 stem cell researchers all over the world for exchanging latest results in the area of stem cell...more...


The participants of the Fourth Sino-German Stem Cell Meeting in Dresden.
08/07/2008

Fourth Sino-German Stem Cell Meeting in Dresden

Following previous meetings in Bejing (2005), Dresden (2006), and Shanghai (2007), Prof. Naihe Jing (Shanghai) and CRTD director Prof. Michael Brand jointly organized the Fourth Sino-German Stem Cell Meeting “Stem Cells and...more...


07/07/2008

Successful ‘Long Night of Science’ in the CRTD / BIOTEC / BIOZ attracted more than 1000 visitors

A diverse program with 15 different highlights for adults and children was presented to visitors during the 6th Dresden Long Night of Science on July 4, 2008 in the CRTD, the Biotechnology Center, and the BioInnovationCenter....more...


07/07/2008

Stem Cell Researchers Worldwide meet in Dresden on an International Stem Cell Congress. See German press release.more...


23/06/2008

Long Night of Science July 4, 2008 in the CRTD and BIOTEC

The CRTD and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden open their doors on July 4, 2008 for the Long Night of Science (6. Dresdner Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) to interested members of the public. Everyone is invited to visit...more...


16/06/2008

Joint "Long Night of Science": DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies and Biotechnology Center open their labs. See the German press release.  more...


09/06/2008

2nd CRTD Summer Conference: Prominent Platform for Regenerative Medicine in Dresden

Building on the success of the last year’s conference, over 250 people joined the 2nd CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine on June 6, 2008. Six speakers presented their latest research in regenerative medicine and 112...more...


25/04/2008

"Engineering Office Nature " – New center for innovation competence at the TU Dresden. See German press release. more...


The participants of the DIAPREPP Kick-off meeting.
10/04/2008

Kick-off meeting for new European Diabetes Prevention Study

A new EU-project - DIAPREPP (DIAbetes type 1 PRediction, Early Pathogenesis and Prevention) - is set up with the goal to identify very early events that cause type 1 diabetes with children. On April 9 and 10, 2008, the...more...


03/04/2008

Prof. Michael Brand appointed to ‘Innovationsbeirat’ of Saxony

Thirteen leaders in science, economy, unions and culture constitute the newly created ‘Innovationsbeirat’ (Innovation council) of the State of Saxony, among them CRTD director Prof. Dr. Michael Brand. The council will advise the...more...


from left to right: Dr. h.c. Klaus Tschira, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, Prof. Michael Brand, Friedbert Damm, Dr. Sabine Matthiä, Prof. Gerd Kempermann
12/03/2008

Exhibition “Science is beautiful” opened with a successful vernissage!

In recognition of its efforts and contributions towards developing novel regenerative therapies, the CRTD was awarded “Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas” on March 11, 2008. This initiative is awarding every day throughout...more...


11/03/2008

Schavan: „Bonn will be location for Deutsches Demenzzentrum“ Research will be concentrated in a new Helmholtz-Zentrum . See the German press release of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.more...


11/03/2008

Dresden set to become partner institute of the newly founded "Deutsche Demenzzentrum". See the German press release of the Technische Universität Dresden here. more...


11/03/2008

„Forschung zum Sehen und Selbermachen“ in the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden as "Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas" 2008. See German press release here.more...


Coordinator of the Dresden partner institute: Prof. Gerd Kempermann (CRTD)
11/03/2008

Dresden set to become partner institute for new Helmholtz-network for neurodegenerative diseases

Today, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research announced that the core of the new Helmholtz Center for neurodegenerative diseases (Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen) will be located in Bonn. Göttingen,...more...


29/01/2008

The last two group leaders start their research at the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden. See German press release here.more...


on the photo (from left to right): Prof. M.Brand, Prof. J.-M.Lehn, Dr. T.Kassessinoff, Prof. C.Werner, Prof. Ch.Neinhuis
23/01/2008

Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Lehn visits the BIOTEC and CRTD

Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel laureate and director of the “Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires” in Strasbourg (http://www-isis.u-strasbg.fr/supra/index.html.en) visited the Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) of the...more...


21/01/2008

New CRTD Flyer and Brochure Available

A recently updated flyer and a new brochure about the CRTD are now available. The flyer is in English and provides a brief overview he CRTD network structure, participants, research areas, teaching activities and funding. The...more...


15/11/2007

CRTD is “Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas” 2008

After a competitive selection process, the CRTD was chosen today to be a “Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas” for 2008. The “Land of Ideas” is a joint initiative of the German government and economy that aims to project a...more...


15/11/2007

The DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden is "Auserwählter Ort im Land der Ideen" 2008. See the German press release. more...


Participants of the CRTD Retreat in Oberwiesenthal
12/11/2007

Second CRTD Retreat in Oberwiesenthal

The second CRTD retreat for members and staff took place from November 8-10 in Oberwiesenthal, a famous winter sports town in the Erz Mountains (Erzgebirge). Over the course of the retreat, which included 33 talks and lively...more...


24/10/2007

Prof. Gerd Kempermann talks in the town hall about new neurons in the adult brain

Over 250 interested people came to the Dresden town hall on the evening of October 23 to listen to Prof. Gerd Kempermann talk about the latest advances in research on adult neurogenesis. Prof. Kempermann holds a professorship...more...


24/09/2007

Prevention of type 1 diabetes with Insulin vaccination in international Clinical Trial “Pre-POINT”

CRTD-Professor Ezio Bonifacio is the head of an international clinical trial “Pre-POINT” that aims to prevent type 1 diabetes by an Insulin vaccination. Children, aged 2-7, who are at high risk for type 1 diabetes because of...more...


12/09/2007

DFG President Kleiner and the Saxon State Minister for Science visit the CRTD

On September 11, 2007 the president of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG (German Research Foundation) and the Saxon State Minister for Science visited the CRTD to gain an overview of its development. Scientists and CRTD...more...


11/09/2007

DFG President and the Saxon State Minister for Science visiting the CRTD. See the German press release from the The Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts (SMWK). press releasemore...


06/08/2007

Leica International Advanced Confocal Microscopy Course 2007

From 04-07 September 2007, Leica Microsystems CMS in Mannheim, Germany offers in Cooperation with the DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) to Leica confocal users from all over the world the opportunity to gain...more...


20/07/2007

Launch of the new CRTD website!

From today on you can find information about  the CRTD on a newly designed website! The new website contains more comprehensive information about the CRTD and its research than the old website. The website was designed by...more...


18/07/2007

Summer University in the CRTD and BIOTEC

As part of the Summer University of the Technische Universität Dresden, 18 female students, aged 17 to 19, visited the BIOTEC and CRTD on July 18. They listened to a presentation about the scientific work being carried out in the...more...


09/07/2007

Bund-Länder-Kommission decides new building for the CRTD. See the German press release from the The Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts (SMWK). press releasemore...


09/07/2007

New CRTD building is approved!

The Bund-Länder-Kommission decided at today’s meeting to provide 37.65 Million Euros to finance construction of the new CRTD building! The construction project is sponsored by the Bund and the Free State of Saxony. The new...more...


09/07/2007

Great interest in the first CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine

The first CRTD - Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine, on July 6, 2007, attracted about 250 participants to the Biotechnology Center from nearly all CRTD network institutions. Three new CRTD professors, Prof. Elly Tanaka,...more...


02/07/2007

More than 500 people visited the BIOZ, BIOTEC, and CRTD during the Long Night of Science

On Friday, June 29, around 540 members of the public took part in the Long Night of Science that was held from 6pm-1am in the BioInnovationCenter. Research groups from the TU Dresden Biotechnology Center and the DFG-Center for...more...


19/06/2007

Appointment of three professors to the CRTD in record time. See the German press releasemore...


25/05/2007

Wissenschaftsrat recommends new building for the CRTD

Today the Wissenschaftsrat agreed to recommend construction of a new CRTD building that is expected to cost 36,7 million euros. The over 5000m2 building is anticipated to house around 300 scientists conducting research on...more...


25/05/2007

Wissenschaftsrat recommends new building for the CRTD. See the German press release of the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts (SMWK).more...


23/05/2007

Long Night of Science June 29, 2007

As participants in the Long Night of Science (5. Dresdner Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften), the BIOTEC and CRTD will open their doors to interested members of the public. Come find out about what our scientists do and the types of...more...


18/05/2007

Advances in diabetes therapy

Professor Michele Solimena, a member of the CRTD, announced advances in research on pancreatic β-cells at the 42nd annual conference of the German Diabetes Association in Hamburg (May 16-19).  As one of many diabetes...more...


27/04/2007

21 Girls visit the BIOTEC and CRTD on Girls Day

Participation in Girls Day 2007 at the CRTD and the Biotechnological Center (BIOTEC) was impressive. All available places were reserved early by girls from different schools in Dresden and its surroundings. The girls had the...more...


20/03/2007

A New Logo for the CRTD!

The CRTD presents its new logo! After a public announcement in search for a new logo we received several logo designs and decided finally for a version that symbolises a cell. The cell is the source of all regeneration in living...more...


16/03/2007

Delegation from Tatarstan in the BIOZ

On 15 March 2007 his Excellency the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mintimer Scharipovitsch Shaymiev, and the Prime Minister of Saxony, Prof. Dr. Georg Milbradt, visited the BioInnovation Center as part of a 3-day state...more...


27/02/2007

Girls’ Day 2007 at CRTD and BIOTEC

At the Girls’ Day 2007 on 26 April, we will offer the possibility for interested girls to learn more about the work of a researcher. Girls can talk to scientists and a medical doctor about career options in biology, biophysics,...more...


The CRTD`s picture in the ”ZukunftsBild”
18/01/2007

CRTD’s picture of the future of Dresden in the town hall

On January 17, the ”ZukunftsBild” (picture of the future) of Dresden was presented in the atrium of the town hall Dresden. The ”ZukunftsBild” was created in the context of the festivities for the 800th city jubilee of Dresden in...more...


15/01/2007

Launch of CRTD - Seminar Series on January 26, 2007

The CRTD seminar series starts regularly on January 26, 2007 at 11 am in the BIOTEC, fifth floor seminar room 1+2 with an external seminar. The first speaker is Marius Ratajczak, Director of Stem Cell Biology Program at the James...more...


The participants of the CRTD-retreat on October 27, 2006 outside the park hotel Waldschlösschen in Annaberg-Buchholz, where the retreat took place.
30/10/2006

First CRTD-Retreat in Annaberg-Bucholz

Our first retreat took place October 27-29 in Annaberg-Buchholz, a town in the Erz Mountains (Erzgebirge). The retreat was a possibility for members of the CRTD to discuss in depth about individual research projects within the...more...


13/10/2006

CRTD awarded as Cluster of Excellence

On Friday, the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies of the Dresden University of Technology (TUD) was selected as the Cluster of Excellence "From Cells to Tissues to Therapies: Engineering the Cellular Basis of...more...


17/02/2006

Website of MD/PhD- Programme Launched

The website of the MD/PhD Programme of the CRTD went online. Visit us and find more information at www.mdphd.tu-dresden.de! addendum (April 2007):The MD/PhD Programme of the CRTD is now integrated in the Dresden International...more...


The CRTD Crew on June 22, 2005, just before the presentation, outside of the DFG building in Bonn.
05/09/2005

DFG Research Center granted to CRTD

As announced by the German Research Foundation DFG after Friday's decisive meeting, Dresden University of Technology (TUD) was granted the Research Center on regenerative therapies. The Forschungszentrum will be endowed with 60...more...


06/07/2005

FZ CRTD - Date for decision.

The DFG informed us yesterday that the decisive meeting of the DFG Hauptausschuss where the decision on the Forschungszentrum will be taken has been preponed to Sept. 2nd. Let's keep our fingers crossed...more...


21/06/2005

Phase 1 of the CRTD website is launched.

www.crt-dresden.de has been launched in order to provide you with information on Dresden's interdisciplinary efforts to developing regenerative therapies in the field of the molecular life sciences. This website is still under...more...


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