Poster awards

The following participants have been selected for the GSCN poster awards:

  • Sylvia Merkert, Hannover Medical School (MHH): “High-throughput screening for modulators of CFTR activity based on genetically engineered CF disease-specific iPSCs” (Session "Stem cells in disease modeling and drug development") 
  • Qi Chen, MPI for Molecular Biomedizin, Münster: “Apelin-positive endothelial niche cells control hematopoietic stem cell maintenance, hematopoiesis and bone marrow transplantation” (Session "Hematopoietic stem cells and application")
  • Janina Wittig, Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M.: “The sulfur-containing amino catabolism and the preservation of pluripotency” (Session "Pluripotency & Re-programing") 
  • Michelle Vincendeau, Helmholtz Zentrum München: “Investigating the functional role of HERVs in neuronal differentiation” (Session "Pluripotency & Re-programing")

The poster awards are supported by the GSCN member company Eppendorf AG and PeproTech GmbH. The awardees received 500 € award.


GSCN travel awards

There is a limited number of travel awards to the GSCN conference available. The awardees will receive free registration and a travel stipend of 400 €.

The following participants have been selected for the GSCN travel awards:

  • Germán Camargo Ortega, ETH Zürich - D-BSSE, Basel, Switzerland
  • Rui Fan, MPI Molecular Biomedicine, Münster
  • Fatemeh Ganji, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Jennifer Steens, University Hospital Essen
  • Fatma Uzbas, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich

The travel awards are supported by the GSCN member company Miltenyi Biotec GmbH.

GSCN Scientific Awards 2019

  • GSCN Young Investigator Award: Nico Lachmann, Institute for Experimental Hematology at Hannover Medical School (MHH)
  • GSCN Female Scientist Award: Ana Martin-Villalba, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg
  • The GSCN Publication of the Year Award (July 2018 to June 2019) goes to Germán Camargo Ortega, Sven Falk, Pia A. Johansson and Magdalena Götz of the ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland and Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich. Their publication “The centrosome protein Akna regulates neurogenesis via microtubule organization” appeared in the journal Nature (Camargo Ortega, G et al., 2019, Nature 567, 113-117, doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-0962)