Stem Cell Winter School

Stem Cells for Disease Modeling and Regeneration


In the past years stem cell research has gained further traction in the development of more complex in vitro (disease) models as well as in clinical trials and therapeutic applications.

Scope: The aim of the Winter School ‘Stem Cells for Disease Modeling and Regeneration’ is to expand the interdisciplinary and (inter)national networking of young researchers in the stem cell field.

With the Stem Cell Winter School we aim to foster an inclusive environment for postdocs and junior faculty to meet, network and discuss their research in a small scale setting with esteemed international scientists. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to submit an abstract for a poster and/or oral presentation to fully emerge in the scientific debate. The number of participants will be limited to 80.

Session topics

• Organ-on-chip
• Single cell analysis
• Disease modeling
• Regenerative therapies

Keynote speakers

Peter Loskill
(University of Tübingen, Germany)

Christine Mummery
(University of Leiden, The Netherlands)

Andras Nagy
(University of Toronto, Canada)

Nikolaus Rajewsky
(Max-Delbrueck-Center Berlin, Germany)

09.08.2021 Berlin/Mitte, MDC (BIMSB) Auf dem Bild: Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky Foto: Pablo Castagnola

Lorenz Studer
(Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, USA)

Barbara Treutlein
(University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Click here for more info about the speakers

Preliminary program

Monday 7th of March 2022
1:30 PM2:00 PMOn-site registration
2:00 PM2:15 PMWelcome & introduction
2:15 PM6:15 PMSession 1: In vitro tissue
and disease modeing
6:30 PM8:00 PMReception
Tuesday 8th of March
9:00 AM12:30 PMSession 2: Tools
12:30 PM1:30 PMLunch break
1:30 PM3:00 PMWorkshops
3:00 PM6:00 PMSession 3: Regeneration
(basic science)
7:00 PM9:00 PMConference dinner
(upon invitation for guests & speakers)
Wednesday 9th of March
9:00 AM12:30 PMSession 4: Regeneration
(clinical translation)
12:30 PM1:30 PMWrap-up & lunch
Public event
8:00 PM10:00 PMMovie screening & public discussion forum

Who can attend?

The Winter School is targeted to postdoctoral researchers, junior faculty and clinicians on a postdoctoral/junior faculty level working within any field of stem cell research, including basic as well as clinical and translational research. We also encourage applications from researchers working in related fields.

PhD students are welcome to apply, but seats are prioritized for postdocs and junior faculty.

Registration does not guarantee a seat at the course, in case the event is overbooked participants will be selected based on abstract review.


Registration for the Stem Cell Winter School is now open. Please register here.

Abstract selection and presentation

The committee will review all submitted abstracts. Notification regarding abstract acceptance will be sent to the submitting author in mid January 2022.


We have up to ten stipends available that include two nights hotel accommodation (including breakfast) and a registration fee waiver. During the registration you can choose to be considered for one of the stipends. The committee will select the recipients of the stipends during the abstract selection process. Results will be announced approximately in mid January 2022.

Registration Fees

Accepted winter school participants are required to pay the registration fee (60€) by 4th of February. Details of the payment process will be communicated in January 2022.


Posters should be in the A0 format, vertical (portrait) orientation.

Oral presentations

The oral presentations are requested to adhere to a 20 + 10 scheme, i.e. to present their work within 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion.

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The Stem Cell Winter School is organized by:
Kevin Achberger, Madalena Cipriano, Stefan Hauser, Deborah Kronenberg-Versteeg (all University of Tuebingen, Germany), and Balazs Varga (University of Cambridge, UK)

Financial support

The Stem Cell Winter School is Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments.

Event location

Institute of Neuroanatomy and Developmental Biology
Österbergstraße 3
72074 Tübingen

Hygiene concept

With respect to the ongoing Corona regulations, we anticipate that we will be able to conduct the Stem Cell Winter School as an in-person event, but we will require proof of vaccination or recovery (2G) upon on-site registration. Basic regulations of wearing a mask, keeping distance, avoiding handshakes, disinfecting hands regularly etc. are compulsory at all times.

Poster / flyer


Deborah Kronenberg-Versteeg

University of Tuebingen
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Dept. of Cellular Neurology
Otfried-Mueller Str 27

Phone: +49 7071 29-87596

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