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Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies

<p><span style="" lang="EN-GB">New Life Science Graduate School –
Success of Berlin Medical School in Excellence Competition</span></p>

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<p><span style="" lang="EN-GB">The Berlin-Brandenburg School for
Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) will be given funding amounting to
approximately 5 million euros up to the year 2012 by the Federal
Government and the German state governments, it was announced by the
joint Funding Committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the
Science Council. The Graduate School has been set up as a result of a
joint initiative of medical experts, biologists, engineers and is run
jointly by the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and
Humboldt-Universität. Also involved are Freie Universität and
Technische Universität Berlin.</span></p>

<p><span style="" lang="EN-GB">“We want injured tissue cultures to
regenerate”, says the coordinator of the graduate project, Professor
Georg Duda of the Centre of Musculoskeletal Surgery of the Charité.
This is a completely new approach to treating a large number of acute
and chronical disorders in almost all medical fields. Natural
scientists and physicians will have to collaborate more closely than
ever before. Thus, biologists and engineers are developing novel
materials from a combination of cells, drugs and technological
components, which can replace conventional inplants. This kind of
research will require bio-engineers in the foreseeable future, who
understand complex biological processes, and also biologists who can
respond adequately to the technological challenges of the new
therapeutic approaches. The School will also benefit physicians who can
be trained in the use of the new inplants without delay.</span></p>

<p><span style="" lang="EN-GB">All projects of the Graduate School are
based on the exchange of clinical, biological and engineering research
findings. The School is closely linked to the Berlin-Brandenburg Centre
for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) – an interdisciplinary institution
funded jointly by the Charité, the Federal Ministry of Education and
Research and by the Helmholtz Society. It can give scholarships to up
to 14 doctoral students on medical, natural science and engineering
courses, who also benefit from the lively research environment in the
life sciences which has developed in Berlin. Among the institutions
contributing to the teaching programme of the Graduate School are
institutions such as the Max Planck Institutes for Molecular Genetics
and for Colloids and Interfaces, the Centre for Biomaterial Research in
Teltow, the Zuse Institute in Berlin, the Deutsches Herzzentrum (German
Centre of Cardiology) in Berlin, the Robert Koch Institute, the
International Max Planck Research Schools “Biomimetic Systems” and
“Computational Biology and Scientific Computing”.</span></p>


<p>Prof. Georg Duda<br />
Centrum Muskuloskeletale Chirurgie &amp; Berlin-Brandenburg Centre for
Regenerative Therapies<br />
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin<br />
Phone: +49 30 - 450 559 079<br />
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<h3>Further Informationen</h3>

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<li>Website: <span class="link-external"><a

<li>HUMBOLDT, Edition 4, 2007/2008:<br />
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Die Sprache des anderen verstehen. Berlin–Brandenburg School for
Regenerative Therapies nimmt Arbeit auf</a></span> (Understanding the
Stranger’s Language: Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative
Therapies Opened )<acronym>[PDF]</acronym></li>

<li><span class="link-external"><span class="link-external"><a
Chapter of the brochure "Die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in der
Exzellenzinitiative"</a></span></span> <acronym
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