Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies

Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies

In cooperation with Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

The Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) is a clinical, biological and engineering sciences joint initiative in the field of regenerative medicine. Its main objective is to provide a scientific basis for the support of endogenous tissue generation to combat acute and chronic diseases.

This represents a challenge for traditional educational concepts, as it demands an interdisciplinary understanding of the molecular fundamentals of cellular processes, technical principles for biomaterials, and rules for the successful translation into clinical solutions. It requires engineers to understand biological mechanisms and biologists the technical background - and both must recognise the clinical relevance.

The BSRT offers a PhD and a Postdoc programme for national and international graduates with a background in medicine, natural and material sciences and engineering who want to be at the centre of cutting-edge research in Regenerative Medicine and learn the scientific languages of the other disciplines.

The BSRT is divided into three tracks, the Biology Track, Engineering Track and Clinical Scientist Track each offering in-depth education in the specific discipline as well as training across the disciplines to provide an all-round education in cell biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biotechnology and biomaterials. The doctoral and postdoc researchers at the BSRT are introduced to modern scientific practices and state-of-the-art technology in training programs designed to fit the individual needs of each student.

The key objective of the BSRT is the interdisciplinary cooperation between the young scientists in the field of regenerative medicine – from the basic sciences to the medical applications. Therefore, the BSRT in cooperation with the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam developed BioThinking, a worldwide unique program using Design Thinking as an innovation driver in biomedical sciences. Design Thinking is a methodology for innovation that combines creative and analytical approaches, and requires collaboration across disciplines.

Participants

  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • University of Potsdam
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies
  • Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin - German Heart Institute Berlin
  • German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin
  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering
  • Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institut für Biomaterialforschung
  • Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
  • Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
  • Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Robert Koch Institute
  • Zuse Institute Berlin

Additional Information

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Georg Duda (Charité)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Volk (Charité)