The Nikolaus Lecture was initiated on the 6th December 2007 to celebrate the foundation of the BSRT. Since then, the Nikolaus takes place each year at the beginning of December as the closing highlight at the end of the year as the festive season draws near. Leading researchers are invited to give insights into cutting edge research in the field of Regenerative Medicine to the early career scientists of the BSRT as well as the general interested scientific community.
Since 2010 the Nikolaus Lectuer is held in connection with the BSRT symposium.
During the Nikolaus lecture, the award ceremony for the BSRT PhD Student Award takes place.