In the coming years, a new Einstein Centre for Regenerative Therapies will be established, in which BCRT and BSRT will play a major role. The planned centre will build on the established expertise in regenerative medicine. It concentrates on previously unsolved clinical problems and integrates the newly appointed experts from basic research and clinical disciplines in order to expand the pool of ideas for biomedical research in Berlin. During the first few years, so-called "Einstein Kick Boxing" will be awarded to young scientists to give them the opportunity to develop their own research ideas and develop new concepts based on the existing expertise of experienced scientists. In a competitive process, the best approaches will then receive full funding. The scientists involved pursue the goal of improving the care of patients whose body's own healing processes are impaired. These include people with immune deficiency, diabetics or older patients whose injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or immune systems cannot yet be adequately treated. Initially, the researchers want to understand the possible causes of the altered healing processes in order to develop suitable therapies. The Einstein Centre for Regenerative Therapies aims in particular to strengthen basic research in the field of stem cell research. The planned centre will be supported by the Berlin-Brandenburg Centre for Regenerative Therapies and the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, with the BSRT acting as spokesperson.
Einstein Centres are an innovative funding format to sustainably support Berlin universities and the Charité in their competition for additional third-party funding. The Einstein Foundation Berlin was founded in 2009 by the State of Berlin. The purpose of the foundation is to promote science and research in Berlin at the highest international level and to permanently establish the state as an attractive location for science.
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