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Here you will find news and information about the ongoing semester.

New downloads for the winter term available

Handbook for students 2017/18

Counselling Presentation 2018 (Powerpointpresentation as *.pdf file)

Below you can find all the available downloads with information about the courses running during the winter term. Please note that not all the titles and dates for the lecture are yet available, we will contact you as soon as changes are available.

Schedule 1st Term WS 2018/19 (last update 20.08.2018)

Schedule 3rd Term WS 2018/19 (last update

Reminder to the first year students:

We remind all students that the practical reports for the Stem Cell Practicals and for the Lab Rotation have a deadline, too (Module III: for each practical end of third practical week; Module X: 4 weeks after end of practical. Failure to meet the deadline without reason will lead to failure of the module. Modules can only repeated in the semester they are normally offered (either summer semester or winter semester). This may result in a delay of your studies.

Please notice !!

Please note that your participation in the two exams of Stem Cell Physiology II (Faissner/Wiese and Günther-Pomorski) in this semester must be passed by you, whereas you are allowed to choose one of them to enter into the marks for your module Stem Cell Physiology (50%).

Especial for 4th Term students: Admission for Master Thesis see "Modules"


Examination Dates


New procedure for registration of master thesis (12.12.2016)

Dear students,

For all those who plan to register for their master thesis, it is important to note that from now on students must choose from the offers made by the professors and lecturers actively involved in the M.Sc. Program Molecular and Developmental Stem Cell Biology. The offers will be announced on the ISTEM website presumably before or directly after the Christmas break, along with the names and affiliations of the offering PIs.

As you know, the Module XI "Lab Bench Project and Grant Writing" of 6 to 12 weeks duration can be done in the same lab as the master project, but this is just an option. Importantly, the master thesis must be applied for to the Head of the Examination Board via Ms Aja Lenz up to four weeks after the Lab Bench Project and Grant Writing has been completed. The date of completion has to be documented on a new form that will be available in January 2017.

Students who do not register for a master project before this deadline without a plausible reason (illness, childbirth etc.) will fail the first attempt of their master thesis.

Master projects offered by other PIs (non-members of the ISTEM Program) may be suggested to the Examination Board by the students and can be approved under certain conditions (Erasmus partners, ISAP, Double Degree etc).


You may choose labs for your practicals from the following list:

University Institute Associate
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Klinik für Strahlentherapie und Radio-Onkologie Prof. Dr. Irenäus Adamietz
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Klinik für plastische Chirurgie und Schwerbrandverletzte Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Björn Behr
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Anatomie und Molekulare Embryologie Prof. Dr. Beate Brand-Saberi
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Institut für Molekulare Onkologie, Strahlenbiologie und Experimentelle Strahlentherapie (IMOSES) Dr. Helmut Bühler
Ruhr-Universität Bochum   Dr. Andreas Burger
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Electrobiochemistry of neural Cells Prof. Dr. I. Dietzel-Meyer
Universität Witten-Herdecke AG Stammzellen, Institut der Immunologie Prof. Dr. Thomas Dittmar
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Neuroanatomie und Molekulare Hirnforschung Prof. Dr. Pedro M. Faustmann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Zellmorphologie und Molekulare Neurobiologie Prof. Dr. Andreas Faissner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Neuroanatomie und Molekulare Hirnforschung Prof. Dr. Eckart Förster
Uni-Klinik Essen Transfusionsmedizin PD Dr. Bernd Giebel
Universität Duisburg-Essen Vaskuläre Neurologie, Demenz & Altersforschung Prof. Dr. Dirk M. Hermann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Molekulare Neurobiochemie Prof. Dr. Rolf Heumann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Prof. emeritus Prof. Dr. Dietrich K. Hofmann
Universität Duisburg-Essen Klinik für Strahlentherapie und Radio-Onkologie Prof. Dr. Peter A. Horn
Universität Bielefeld Cell Biology - molecular Neurobiology Prof. Dr. Barbara Kaltschmidt
Universität Duisburg-Essen Transfusionsmedizin Dr. Hannes Klump
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Chirurgische Forschung Prof. Dr. Manfred Köller
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf José Carreras Stammzellbank Prof. Dr. Gesine Kögler
Universität Trier Zentrum für Histologie, Zytologie und molekulare Diagnostik Prof. Dr. Veit Krenn
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Abteilung für Kardiovaskuläre Physiologie Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Linke
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Molekulare Biologie von Membranproteinen PD Dr. Mathias Lübben
Kliniken der Ruhr-Universität Kardiologie Prof. Dr. Andreas Mügge
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Anatomie und Molekulare Embryologie Dr. Markus Napirei
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Neuroanatomie und Molekulare Hirnforschung Dr. Elisabeth Petrasch-Parwez
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Chirurgie und Unfallchirurgie Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Schildhauer
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Tierschutzbeauftragter PD Dr. Mathias Schmidt
Max-Planck Institut für molekulare Biomedizin Münster Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie Prof. Dr. Hans R. Schöler
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Industrielle organische Chemie und Polymere Prof. Dr. Margit Schulze
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Angewandte Ethik Prof. Dr. Klaus Steigleder
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Molekulare Onkologie und Wundheilung Prof. Dr. Lars Steinsträßer
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Biomolekulare Spektroskopie Prof. Dr. Raphael Stoll
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Biochemistry of Neurodegenerative Diseases Prof. Dr. Jörg Tatzelt
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Anatomie und Molekulare Embryologie Prof. Dr. Carsten Theiß
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Cardiovascular Physiology Dr. Andreas Unger
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Molekulare Zellbiologie Prof. Dr. Stefan Wiese
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Institut für Biochemie und Pathobiochemie Prof. Dr. Konstanze F. Winklhofer
Max-Planck Institut für Molekulare Biomedizin Münster Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie Dr. Holm Zaehres

International partners (see also Associates)
University Associate
School of Medicine, Tongji-Unversity in Shanghai Prof. Dr. Yuqiang Ding
School of Medicine, Tongji-University in Shanghai Prof. Xiaoqing Zhang
School of Medicine, Tongji-University in Shanghai Prof. Dr. Chong Li
School of Medicine, Tongji-University in Shanghai Prof. Dr. Furong Gao
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University Denmark Dr. Thomas Schmitt-John
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University Denmark Dr. Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer

A list of labs including contact information, may also be found on the right side of this page (password protected PDF).
We also provide a list with information about our international partners for those interested in choosing a practical abroad during the winter term including contact information (password protected PDF).