TU Dresden



Felix Wagner in front of his photo © Magdalena Gonciarz
23/10/2020 News

Come in and see for yourself!

New photo decorates the CRTD main entrance.more...

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer opening the Life Sciences Forum at the CRTD of the TU Dresden looking back on 20 years of Saxony's biotechnology initiative © Magdalena Gonciarz
09/09/2020 News, Press Release

20 years biotechnology initiative in Saxony

15,500 employees, an annual turnover of almost two billion euros, numerous companies and research institutes located mainly in Dresden and Leipzig, international courses of study and two clusters of excellence. The results of...more...

Laura Celotto (Brand Group, CRTD) © Magdalena Gonciarz
07/09/2020 News

Meet Laura, the 2020 DIGS-BB Fellow!

The DIGS-BB Fellow Award 2020 went to Laura Celotto (Brand Group, CRTD TU Dresden) and Julia Vorhauser (Mansfeld Group, BIOTEC TU Dresden). The €2,000 award is given to the outstanding PhD students after completing their first...more...

Neural stem cells in magenta, neuron progenitors in green, neurons in red © Ivan Mestres/CRTD
24/08/2020 News, Press Release

Researchers discover protein that plays a key role in the formation of neurons

An international team of researchers, including Dr. Tiwari from Queen’s University Belfast and Prof. Calegari from the CRTD of TU Dresden, has discovered the key role of a DNA-editing protein in the development of the brain: The...more...

© Magdalena Gonciarz
21/08/2020 News

Studying in the time of pandemic

The Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) closed on March 13th, shortly before the start of the new semester. Nevertheless, the teaching at CMCB continued.more...

Dr. Julieta Aprea (left) and Dr. Kenneth Peuker (right) © Magdalena Gonciarz
11/08/2020 News

And the CRTD Postdoc Award 2020 goes to...

...Dr. Julieta Aprea and Dr. Kenneth Peuker! Congratulations!more...

Prof. Nikolay Ninov ©CRTD
01/08/2020 News

CRTD research group leader Nikolay Ninov appointed W2 professor for Cell Biology and Regeneration of Beta Cells

Effective August 1, 2020, Nikolay Ninov has been appointed as Professor for "Cell Biology and Regeneration of Beta Cells" at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) via TU Dresden’s Center for Molecular and...more...

Myotis myotis (Greater mouse-eared bat) © Olivier Farcy
24/07/2020 News

The genetic basis of bats’ superpowers revealed

First six reference-quality bat genomes released and analysedmore...

from right: Angela Hommel, Nicole Zubizarreta, Prof. Berner, Ruth Blechschmidt, Sari Arabi, Eddie and his parents © Stephan Wiegand
08/07/2020 News

A good feeling from day one

Eddie was the first POInT child - today he completed the "active part" of the studymore...

Healthy (right) vs diseased (left) bowel: Extensive DNA damage (green) within the intestinal epithelium leads to inflammatory cell death and disrupts intestinal homeostasis © CRTD
08/06/2020 Press Release

Intestinal health: Dresden research team identifies enzyme essential for stem cell survival

Study results contribute to the understanding of intestinal regeneration and prevention of intestinal inflammation The intestinal epithelium is the inner layer of the intestinal wall, which separates host tissue from the...more...

Myelinated neurons of the statoacoustic ganglion (green) connect the inner ear to the brain © CRTD
13/05/2020 News

It takes ears to understand: insights from zebrafish to help the hearing impaired

The inner ear is of central importance for hearing and balance. Sound waves and movements are registered by sensory hair cells. Neurons of the inner ear transmit this information to the brain, where it is processed and passed on...more...

Genomics research at the DRESDEN-concept Genome Center © CRTD
08/05/2020 Press Release

Coronavirus research combines forces - Genome researchers create German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative (DeCOI)

How does the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) change its genetic information? What other infections occur in patients with COVID-19? Are there genetic risk factors that favor an infection? Numerous genome researchers are pooling...more...

Hidden immune potential under the stem cell surface © Cell Stem Cell
07/05/2020 Press Release

Stem cell immune potential featured on the cover of Cell Stem Cell

The cover of the renown scientific journal Cell Stem Cell illustrates a study by the group of Prof. Michael Sieweke in the May issue of the journal. The work of Marseille artist Vincent Ringler symbolises the immune...more...

Preparation of cell products © Dr. Anke Fuchs
04/05/2020 Press Release

From excellent science to application - with the SaxoCell innovation project in the BMBF competition "Clusters4Future”

They want to make better use of the body's self-healing powers and make "living drugs" available to many patients: Scientists from the TU Dresden, the University of Leipzig, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy...more...

Prof. Mike O. Karl © CRTD
30/04/2020 News

Research group leader Dr. med. Mike O. Karl appointed as W2-Professor for Retinal Stem Cell Research and Neurogenesis

Effective May 1st, 2020, Mike O. Karl has been appointed as Professor for ‘Retinal Stem Cell Research and Neurogenesis’ at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), via the Center for Molecular and Cellular...more...

Five-month-old Ylvie (here with her mother, Prof. Berner and UKD staff) © UKD
27/04/2020 News

Milestone at the POInT-study

TU Dresden and the University hospital welcome Ylvie, in Saxony the 100th child participating in the Type 1 Diabetes prevention studymore...

03/04/2020 News

Support to fight the corona virus

Dresden research institutes help hospitals with material, expertise and equipmentmore...

20/03/2020 News

Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2)

CRTD remains temporarily closed with emergency operations being maintainedmore...

Immune cells by fluorescence microscopy: Blood stem cells remember a previous attack and produce more immune cells like these macrophages to fight a new infection © Sieweke lab / CIML
13/03/2020 Press Release

A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections

A Franco-German research team led by Prof. Michael Sieweke, from the Center for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden (CRTD) and the Center of  Immunology of Marseille Luminy (CNRS, INSERM, Aix-Marseille University), today...more...

Workshop on stem cell ethics © CRTD
09/03/2020 News

UniStem Day 2020: CRTD again participated in the international information day on stem cell research

This year's "UniStem Day" took place on March 6, and about 70 students visited the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) of TU Dresden and enjoyed a deep dive into various aspects of stem cell research. The...more...

Dr. Ruth Hans from CMCB Light Microscopy Core Facility introduces students to the world of microscopy © CMCB
05/02/2020 News

Sugar can glow like a soap bubble - CMCB technology platform supports microscopy courses for children in newly inaugurated digital classroom

On February 5, 2020, one of the first digital classrooms for microscopy in Saxony was inaugurated. In the presence of State Secretary Andrea Franke from the Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism and the Vice Rector...more...

Holly from Svedala (Skåne region) is the 520th study participant © Clinical Research Centre, Lunds Universitet
31/01/2020 News

Halfway there: The biggest type 1 diabetes prevention trial for babies reaches important milestone

One of Europe’s largest type 1 diabetes research cooperations has passed a significant milestone.more...

Image of neural stem cells and newborn neurons (green) artificially generated in the hippocampus and contacting mature cells (red) of the mouse brain © CRTD
09/01/2020 Press Release

Rejuvenating the brain: more stem cells improve learning and memory of old mice

We all will experience it at some point, unfortunately: The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. What the reasons underlying these impairments are is yet unclear but scientists...more...

The zebrafish forms many new brain cells after injury, integrates them into the nervous system and can thus regenerate © CRTD
07/01/2020 Press Release

"Census" in the zebrafish's brain - Dresden scientists explore newborn, regenerated neurons

The zebrafish is a master of regeneration: If brain cells are lost due to injury or disease, it can simply reproduce them - contrary to humans where this only happens in the fetal stage. However, the zebrafish is evolutionarily...more...

Frank Schreiner from Leica and Dr. Hella Hartmann from CMCB at TU Dresden installing the new microscopy system © Friederike Braun
18/12/2019 Press Release

CMCB Light Microscopy Facility receives state-of-the-art microscopy system

A new large-scale research instrument is currently being installed in the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) of the CMCB technology platform. The laser scanning microscope of the latest generation was applied for in the tender...more...

TU Dresden team at the iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston © iGEM TU Dresden
05/12/2019 Press Release

TU Dresden team presents DipGene at Synthetic Biology's largest innovation event

The student project DipGene developed a new methodology that makes genetic testing as easy as a pH-test. With their simple, cheap and low-tech method to test for the presence of any DNA sequence, they won a prestigious Gold...more...

11th Retina Information Day © Friederike Braun
11/11/2019 News

11th Retina Information Day

The Retina Information Day offers the latest information on topics from basic and clinical research, as well as new possibilities for application and self-help. more...

Prof. Michael Sieweke with Humboldt Club visitors © CRTD
07/11/2019 News

Humboldt Club visits CRTD

The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) is scientific home of Dresden’s currently only Humboldt Professor Michael Siewekemore...

Graduation ceremony © Friederike Braun
29/10/2019 News

Graduation of Master’s students

After two years of interdisciplinary study and research, 72 students of the three international Master’s programs at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) completed their studies successfully in September...more...

Dr. Maximina Yun © CRTD
18/09/2019 News

How are tissues and organs formed?

Researchers identify important molecular players for the formation of embryonic cell structuresmore...

Prof. Dr. Federico Calegari © CRTD
17/09/2019 News, for the Public

From the biology of stem cells to mathematical modeling of brain function

Prof. Federico Calegari receives prestigious grant of the VolkswagenStiftungmore...