BSRT Graduate School

Graduate School 203 of the DFG Excellence Initiative

Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies



The Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT, graduate school 203 of the German Excellence Initiative) offers interdisciplinary training and research opportunities in the field of Regenerative Medicine for outstanding doctoral researchers with a background in the biological, engineering or clinical disciplines. Young scientists at the BSRT work within a strong and intellectually stimulating network of institutions and scientists.





  We mourn the loss of Duska Dragun
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Duska Dragun, who died on the 28.12.2020 at the age of only 51, after a long illness. She will be remembered for her commitment in support of clinician scientists. She was instrumental in establishing the 'Friedrich Luft' Clinical Scientist Pilot Programme within the framework of the 'young Charité' in 2011 and was a key figure in securing the BSRT's second funding period, in which the Clinician Scientist Track played an important role. Her dedication developed these initial ideas into the Clinician Scientist Programme within the BIH Academy that nowadays serves as the role model for the whole of Germany. Her tireless efforts to promote and support clinician scientists in their career paths will be greatly missed. Click here for the BIH commemoration page


  Winners of the BSRT Student Award 2020
Tino Volmmer, doctoral researcher at the BSRT who is doing his MD/PhD at the Insitute for Medical Immunology is the winner of the PhD Student Award 2020. His manuscript for her publication on "The Intra-tumoral CXCR3 Chemokine System Is Predictive of Chemotherapy Response in Human Bladder Cancer" in Science Translational Medicine. Adriano Bolondi won the second price and Natalie Weber the third price. Click here for winners



Graduation - Congratulation

Rajiv Kumar Khajuria, BSRT student who did a major part of his doctoral project at the Childrens´s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, defended his thesis on the 21 January 2021. His thesis was entitled "Consequences of Ribosomal Perturbations in Human Hematopoiesis".




Graduation - Congratulation

Janika Schulze, who was BSRT student at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), defended her thesis on the 14 January 2021. Her thesis was entitled "The Evaluation ofEpigenetic Biomarker in Primary and Iatrogenic Immune Deficiencies".




Graduation - Congratulation

Désirée Jacqueline Wendering, who was BSRT student at the Institute for Medical Immunology, defended her thesis on the 7th December 2020. Her thesis was entitled "Regulatory T cells in adoptive immunotherapy: from subset characterization to functional testing".




Graduation - Congratulation

Henning Langer, who was BSRT student at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), defended his thesis on the 25 November 2020. His thesis was entitled "The effect of chronic constriction injury to the sciatic nerve on myofibrillar protein synthesis in rat tibialis anterior".