SAVE THE DATE! 11th International  Behr Symposium on  STEM CELLS AND CANCER September 20 - 22, 2020 DKFZ Heidelberg

Following up on previous conference, the SCC organizing team has fixed the date for the next edition of the International Behr Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer.

It will take place on Sunday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 22, 2020, again be held in Heidelberg at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).

Come back and visit regularly for further updates.


Conference Video: Five short stories about stem cells and cancer

We have compiled a short clip with highlight stories from the conference:


AML workshop

This workshop was jointly organized by Carsten Müller-Tidow and Andreas Trumpp and aims to strengthen the ties between fundamental research on the role of stem cells in normal and malignant tissues and research in oncology. The translational side of cancer stem cell research was especially highlighted. Speakers from Germany and abroad presented recent results for clinicians but also basic researchers to highlight burning questions in the field as well as current strategies to improve therapy outcome. The  workshop will took place on Sunday, September 16, opening the program of the SCC 2018 conference.


SCC Conference 2018

From September 16-19, 2018, HI-STEM, together with the DKFZ and the Heidelberg University Hospital, was hosting the 10th International Heinrich F.C. Behr-Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer. The conference featured talks by over 25 invited international speakers, including keynotes by John Dick (Toronto), Elaine Fuchs (New York), Pier Paolo Pandolfi (Boston), Ben Ebert (Boston) and Leonard I. Zon (Boston). On Sunday, September 16, Andreas Trumpp, the chair of the organizing committee of the event, welcomed over 300 participants to the conference. Topics of the talks included latest highlights concerning the malignant transformation of stem cells in the blood and other organs, as well as new findings concerning the epigenetic regulation of healthy and diseased stem cells.



This years winners of the SSC 2018 Poster session:

1st prize - Colinda Scheele

2nd prize - Nuray Bögürcü

3rd prize - Elena Parmigiani



As of August 2nd, submission of poster abstracts is not possible anymore. Thanks to all submitters, we are looking forward to a great poster session!

Registration is still possible until September 2nd.


Please proceed to Online Registration to register for our conference. Please be aware of the Key Dates for Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline for Talk Selection:  June 30, 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline for Posters and Registration Deadline: August 1, 2018






The final version of the schedule can be downloaded here.


Elaine Fuchs, head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at the Rockefeller University (New York) and  investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will give a keynote during SCC 2018!

We are looking forward to her exciting talk!