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The CMCB welcomes 75 new students
The Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) is happy to welcome 73 new students for this winter semester at the Institutes Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) and... [read more]
© Sandra Mattick
DFG priority programme funds innovative eye research in Dresden
Within the Priority Programme 2127 “Gene and Cell-based Therapies to Counteract Neuroretinal Degeneration” the German Research Foundation (DFG) provides funding of more than one million Euros for... [read more]
© CRTD
Decoding the regulation of cell survival
A major step towards preventing neurons from dying [read more]
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Principles of limb regeneration in salamanders show link to mammals
Scientists have long argued over which cells enable salamanders to grow back lost limbs. By tracking lineages and characterising individual cells, researchers could now show that connective tissue... [read more]
A regenerated limb in a transgenic axolotl, in which different cell types express different fluorescent proteins. Scale bar is 300 micro metres. © IMP / W. Masselink
Optoelectronics meets molecular biology
The interdisciplinary project "Laser System for Optogenetic Stimulation for Subcellular Investigation of Neuronal Networks" was launched at the TU Dresden, combining the advanced methods of... [read more]
Network of human stem cell-derived neurons. © TU Dresden (V. Busskamp/J. Czarske)
TU Dresden Summer University at the CRTD
On August 7, 2018 - the CRTD welcomed curious students within the Summer University of TU Dresden.  [read more]
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Alzheimer’s in mini format: A novel tool to study disease mechanisms and possible remedies
Laboratory experiments provide clues on how repair processes of the brain could be promoted in Alzheimer's disease. The studies are based on a new model system that uses human stem cells and... [read more]
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CMCB welcomed more than 2,900 visitors at this year's Dresden Science Night
On June 15, the CMCB (CRTD, BIOTEC & B CUBE) and some of its partners welcomed more than 2,900 visitors for the 16th Dresden Science Night. Together they prepared more than 30 program items.... [read more]


At the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), our mission is to understand the biology of stem cells and physiological and pathological tissue and organ repair in order to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, haematological diseases, such as leukemia, metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, and bone diseases. Our scientists are encouraged to think outside the box and to explore untapped areas of knowledge in the regenerative potential of the human body, and to apply this knowledge to prevent or reverse disease processes.

To achieve our aims, we strongly support interdisciplinary research, with eighteen core groups in a network of 87 principal investigators from diverse research institutes on the Dresden campus, with expertise in everything from the biology of cells and tissues to biomaterials to nanoengineering. CRTD has become a major driving force on campus and is ready to meet the challenges of moving new interventional strategies from bench to bedside.

Upcoming Events and Seminars
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Scientific Milestones
Scientific Milestones