The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) will support Dr. Ben Newland over the next two years through his project „Development of a transplantation platform technology applicable to improving graft survival in the brain“.

He will work on developing new materials to assist cells during the transplantation process. Cell therapies hold the potential to halt the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. However, the majority of cells grafted to the brain die soon after transplantation. In order to improve the survival of the cells we will produce microscale materials capable of releasing nutrients to the grafted cells to provide support for them during the early stages post transplantation. If successful, such materials could improve the efficiency and outcomes of cell therapies in the brain.

Dr. Ansgar Petersen
Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Julius Wolff Institute at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Title: "Using Biomaterial Architecture to Heal Bone via Endochondral Ossification"
December, 10, 2018, 10:30, Seminarraum W-Gebäude
Dr. Denise Salzig
University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen, Giessen
Title: "Strategies to Manufacture and Co-cultivate Stem Cells on a Bioreactor-scale"
December, 07, 2018, 10:30, Seminarraum W-Gebäude
Dr. Martin Ehrbar,
University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland;
Title: Biomimetic Biomaterials for the Engineering of Stem Cell Niches
10:00, Seminarraum, Max-Bergmann-Zentrum
Dr. André Nadler,
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany;
Title: From organelle-specific photo release to quantitative lipid biochemistry in living cells
10:00, Seminarraum Bio (MBZ)
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10:30, Seminarraum, Max-Bergmann-Zentrum
The Cluster of Excellence proposal "Physics of Life“ of TU Dresden (speaker: Stephan Grill) was successful - we are excited to be part of this new initiative.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) will support Dr. Ralf Helbig over the next three years through his project „Antifouling surfaces with spatially alternating interfacial properties".

With his collaborators Prof. Christian Hannig (Uniklinikum Dresden) and Prof. Matthias Hannig (Uniklinikum Homburg), he will work on a comprehensive understanding of bio-adhesion processes at surfaces with spatially alternating physico-chemical interfacial properties, such as periodic structures, alternating surface free energies, and alternating elasticities, covering lateral dimensions from the micro- to the nanoscale. Adsorption of biomolecules and bacterial adhesion on respective substrates will be analysed in vitro, but also in situ in the human oral cavity.

Dr. Bonnie Sloane
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Title: Pathomimetic cancer avatars reveal divergent roles of microenvironment in invasive phenotype of breast cancer
14:00 Seminarraum BIO, Max-Bergmann-Zentrum