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Nikolaus Lecture

The Nikolaus Lecture provides insights into cutting edge research in the field of regenerative medicine. It is the closing event of the BSRT symposium which is open to the scientific public. The BSRT award ceremony takes place during this closing highlight at the end of the year as the festive season draws near.

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Nikolaus Lecture





Amanda Wichert (WITOS Berlin)

Get coached to effectively manage Imposter Syndrome


Jamie Facer Childs (London North West University Heaalthcare NHS Trust)

Nikolaus at the South Pole: Chasing the Light 2021, a scientific mission by foot and kite to the South Pole


Desiree Dickerson

Mental health in science careers: well-being of young researchers


Rachael Relph (My Green Lab)

Creating a culture of sustainability through science


Reinhold Leinfelder (Freie Universität Berlin)

The Health of the Earth System in the Age of Humankind (Anthropocene) – A Multiscale and Multimodal Project


Moderator: Ulrich Dirnagl (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) Panelists: Stuart Firestein (Columbia University, New York, USA), Craig Garner (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin), Dirk Mielenz (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), Martin Reinhart (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Panel Discussion: Lessons from the Phoenix: why do we fear failure?


Moderator: Mathew Hill (BBC radio), Panelists: Paul Root Wolpe (Emory University), Jan van Aken (former MP), James Adjaye (University of Düsseldorf), Andrew Carr (University of Oxford)

Pannel Discussion: “Homo deus“: Are we creating super humans and is our society ready for it?


Peter Giannoudis (University of Leeds)

Current insights in the pathogenesis and management of long bone non-union


Uri Alon (Weizman Institute of Science)

Why science demands a leap ino the unknown


Fiona Watt (King's College London)

Frank Barry (National University of Ireland)

Studying stem cells in mammalian epidermis

Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Biology, Regulation and Therapy


Olivier Pourquié (Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology in Strasbourg)

Building the vertebral Column


Viola Vogel (ETH Zürich)

Antibiotics saved millions of lives, but what comes next?


Abul Abbas (University of California, San Francisco)

Controlling autoimmunity: the effector/regulatory T cell balance


Hans R. Schöler (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine)

Induced pluripotent stem cells: future prospects

for pharma and the clinic


David Mooney (Harvard, School of Applied Sciences and Engineering)

Materials to program cells in situ


Thomas Skutalla (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Daniel Graf (Biomedical Sciences Research Center 'Al. Fleming')

Germ stem cells

Dissection of Bone Morphogenetic Protein function in vivo using genome-engineering tools


Franz Jakob (University of Würzburg)

Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Therapy – Potentials and Risks