DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden - Cluster of Excellence (CRTD)

The Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden (CRTD) of the TU Dresden was founded in 2006 as a research center by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and awarded the title 'Cluster of Excellence.'

The institution's goal is to gain insights into regenerative and stem cell biology which can be used in the longer term to develop new cell therapies and possible treatments for a large number of diseases.

The CRTD Carries out Research in Four Research Areas:
 
  • Hematology/Immunology
  • Diabetes
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Bone Regeneration

With over 90 research groups from top-class partner institutions and a core of 15 new groups, the CRTD forms a densely packed, interdisciplinary network which combines Dresden's various skills in the field of regenerative biomedicine.

Its close cooperation with clinical research helps put new findings into practice without delay.

Cooled Cells

Cells are stored at -196 degrees Celsius in tanks containing liquid nitrogen. The CRTD carries out research into possible therapies for hematological/oncological, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, bone diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

Fish Do Their Bit For Science

Sharing about 80 percent of its genes with humans, the zebra fish is one of the most popular research objects among the genetic researchers at the CRTD.

Excellence is the city‘s motto

Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.