Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies celebrates 10th anniversary
29 November 2017 Regenerative Medicine is a research focus of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It deals with the healing of various diseases by the restoration of dysfunctional cells, tissues and organs. This is achieved by stimulating the body's own self-healing and repair processes or by biological replacement in the form of living cells. Two institutions that train and support young scientists in the field of Regenerative Therapies are celebrating together: On 1 December, the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) is celebrating its tenth anniversary. At the same time, the Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies (ECRT) is celebrating its opening.
"We are introducing young scientists to the interdisciplinary field of Regenerative Medicine and are expanding the cooperation between university and non-university scientists and institutions," explains Prof. Dr. Georg Duda, spokesman of the BSRT and the ECRT. The professional collaboration between engineers, biologists and physicians enables new therapeutic approaches and both the BSRT and the ECRT are instrumental in creating their foundations. Prof. Duda is convinced: "The future of medicine lies in Regenerative Therapies."
At the event, we are looking forward to hearing from the State Secretary for Science and Research, Steffen Krach, the Chairman of the Charité, Prof. Dr. Karl Max Einhäupl and the Scientific Coordinator of the Biology Track of the BSRT, Prof. Dr. Petra Knaus. Before the ceremony, a panel of distinguished scientists will discuss the question: "Are we creating super humans and is our society ready for it?
The Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) offers interdisciplinary training and research opportunities in the field of Regenerative Medicine for outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral researchers with a background in the biological, engineering or clinical disciplines. Young scientists at the BSRT benefit from our worldwide unique approach to foster collaborative science (BioThinking) and work within a strong and intellectually stimulating network of institutions and scientists.
The Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies (ECRT) sees itself as a think tank. It has been funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin since January 2017. At the Charité, it complements and integrates the existing structures of the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) and the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT). The common goal of the three institutions: To advance therapies for patients whose body's own healing capacity is impaired. That includes people with immunodeficiency, chronically ill and elderly patients with injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal, the cardiovascular or the immune system.