Making the Incurable Curable
The focal points of the three institutes at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) in Dresden range from molecular bioengineering at the BIOTEC and B CUBE all the way to analyzing the basic understanding of stem cell biology and tissue regeneration at the CRTD.
Right in the heart of the BioCampus in Dresden’s Johannstadt district one can find the three institutes of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB). Via a central technology platform, the CMCB makes important research facilities accessible to all life scientists at the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) as well as from other institutes and from the biotech industry in Dresden.Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB)
Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)
- Cells that renew themselves. Cancer that doesn’t even arise at all: The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) focuses on the self-healing powers of the body. At the CRTD, top researchers from more than 30 countries investigate the principles of cell and tissue regeneration. Their research activities focus on hematology and immunology, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and bone regeneration. They want to develop innovative regenerative therapies for treating such previously incurable diseases as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or leukemia. The CRTD links labs and clinics; establishes networks among scientists and physicians. To better understand the processes inside cells and tissues, the researchers are working with model organisms with different regenerative capacities – ranging from zebrafish all the way to mammals.
Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC)
- The Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) at Dresden University of Technology is an interdisciplinary research center that develops innovative technologies driving the progress of modern life sciences in the areas of molecular cell and developmental biology, physical biology, and computational biology. The balance and synergy between technology development and basic research drives the sustained success of basic, applied, and translational research at the BIOTEC.
B CUBE - Center for Molecular Bioengineering
- The B CUBE - Center for Molecular Bioengineering was founded in 2008. The research focus is on the investigation of natural phenomena across scales and translates the ensuing knowledge into innovative materials and technologies thereby building bridges between Life Sciences and Engineering Sciences.