Science & Translation

Stem cell medicine in the North: The report

Science & Translation Stem cell medicine in the North: The report

When the experts meet in Hamburg in July for the most important global congress in stem cell research – the ISSCR Annual Meeting – many regional players from the Life Science Nord cluster will also be there. A guide to the region's major players in research and industry in the stem cell field.

Fighting cancer with powerful bioinformatics and AI

Innovation|Science & Translation Fighting cancer with powerful bioinformatics and AI

In hardly any other field has the concept of personalized medicine become a clinical reality as it much as in the battle against cancer. Digitization and the advent of powerful data analytics tools such as machine learning drive this development. Here is a selection of players from the North that are leading the field.

How 3D printing contributes to precision medicine

Science & Translation How 3D printing contributes to precision medicine

Researchers in the North combine artificial intelligence with state-of-the-art additive manufacturing technologies and develop bioresorbable materials and innovative bioprinting techniques to take precision medicine to the next level.

Breast cancer biomarkers identified more quickly with liquid biopsy

Innovation|Science & Translation Breast cancer biomarkers identified more quickly with liquid biopsy

Expert Neus Feliu Torres and her team at the Fraunhofer Institute have found a way to detect breast cancer more quickly using liquid biopsies. She explains how these biomarkers work.

Applied Hygiene: Effective against outbreak strains

Science & Translation Applied Hygiene: Effective against outbreak strains

The effectiveness of disinfectants against antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains was investigated in a joint project of the HIHEAL network. The results and future of HIHEAL are discussed here.

HIV gene-editing therapy heads to the clinic

Business Nord|Innovation|Science & Translation HIV gene-editing therapy heads to the clinic

Provirex’ innovative genome editing therapy enables the elimination of persistent viral genomes from infected cells. The start-up is building a therapy hub in the future Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld.

How a revolutionary AI tool transformed protein science

Science & Translation How a revolutionary AI tool transformed protein science

Since DeepMind published the AI tool AlphaFold2 in 2021, molecular and structural biology has made rapid progress. Players from Northern Germany are in the middle of this protein folding revolution and are involved in improving applications of the software.