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Visit of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Within his two day inaugural visit in Saxony, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the CRTD. [read more]
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52 Million euros 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... [read more]
© Stephan Wiegand
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.  [read more]
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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... [read more]
© UKD MK III


At the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), our mission is to understand the biology of stem cells and physiological and pathological tissue and organ repair in order to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, haematological diseases, such as leukemia, metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, and bone diseases. Our scientists are encouraged to think outside the box and to explore untapped areas of knowledge in the regenerative potential of the human body, and to apply this knowledge to prevent or reverse disease processes.

To achieve our aims, we strongly support interdisciplinary research, with eighteen core groups in a network of 87 principal investigators from diverse research institutes on the Dresden campus, with expertise in everything from the biology of cells and tissues to biomaterials to nanoengineering. CRTD has become a major driving force on campus and is ready to meet the challenges of moving new interventional strategies from bench to bedside.

Upcoming Events and Seminars
Upcoming Events and Seminars

Scientific Milestones
Scientific Milestones