GSCN Non-PI Meeting

Sunday, 22 September 2019
10:45 - 21:30 h
Max Delbrück Center-Mitte, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Hannoversche Str. 28, 10115 Berlin


Sunday, 22. September

10:45 – 11:00

Welcome and set up


Session 1 (chaired by Germán Camargo Ortega)


N01 - The role of RIG-I-like receptors in HSPC development

Stylianos Lefkopoulo, Freiburg, Germany

11:20 – 11:40

N02 - Differentiation potential of dental germs stem cells on synthetic bone based biomaterial

Emoke Pall, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

11:40 – 12:00

N03 - Biological properties of Fibroblasts and Dental Pulp Stem Cells. Why are they so similar?

Terezia Okajcekova, Martin, Slovakia

12:00 – 12:20

N04 - CRISPR mix; a next generation site-specific gene editing method with high percentage and precision rate of HDR irrespective gene loci

Narasimha Telugu, Berlin, Germany

12:20 – 12:40

N05 - Extracellular Vesicles - A potential cell-free cell therapy

Verena Börger, Essen, Germany

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break


Session 2 (chaired by Annika Zink)


N06 - Reprogramming enriches for somatic cell clones with small scale mutations in cancer-related genes

Maike Kosanke, Hanover, Germany

14:20 – 14:40

N07 - ER Stress: A Targeted Approach Towards Neuropsychiatric Treatment

Ricardo Lozoya, Houston, U.S.A.

14:40 – 14:00

N08 - Correction of heterozygous SHOX2 mutations in iPSCs via CRISPR/Cas and sib-selection

Simon Sumer, Heidelberg, Germany

14:50 – 15:20

N09 - Caring for your cardiomyocytes: methods for hPSC-CM handling and functional analysis

Duncan Miller; Berlin, Germany

15:20 – 16:00

Open discussion: The jump from PhD to Postdoc

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Session 3 (chaired by Duncan Miller)

16:30 – 16:50

N10 - Deciphering the role of TSC1 in an engineered cortical organoid model of tuberous sclerosis

Vira Iefremova, Bonn, Germany

16:50 – 17:10

N11 - Mitochondrial neuronal health (MNH) assay for high-throughput screening of human neuronal toxicity

Annika Zink, Berlin, Germany


N12 - Application of cell reprogramming technique in development of new in vitro biomedical models for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Romana Zahumenska, Martin, Slovakia

17:30 – 17:50

N13 - Multi-omics analysis of human neural development using induced neural plate border stem cells

Jasper Panten, Heidelberg, Germany

17:50 – 18:10

N14 – Centrosome and microtubule dynamics regulate the balance of stem cell self-renewal and differentiation

Germán Camargo Ortega, Basel, Switzerland

18:10 – 19:00

Round-up with beers

19:30 – 21:30


at Strandbad Mitte, Kleine Hamburger Str. 16, 10117 Berlin

The non-PI meeting offers the unique opportunity to discuss not only your most recent and exciting data, but to also cast some light on seemingly tough problems and hurdles that you are struggling with in advancing your project. Get together with PhD students and PostDocs from various stem cell labs within the GSCN to share ideas, experiences, potential troubles and unanswered questions in an informal setting.

 We will dig deeper into your research results, especially roadblocks and problems, to discuss them from various perspectives. The idea behind the non-PI meeting is not to prepare a ‘perfect’ story, but talk about a pressing issue (your science, technical issues, your research plan, your work environment, your career considerations, …) to get valuable input from your peers in an informal setting.

Participation is free of charge, a social evening on 22 Sept. and accommodation on the 21 Sept. will be covered by the GSCN. Please, indicate your interest in the non-PI meeting during the registration process. The selection of the participants will be based also on the submitted abstract.