We finally had to postpone again the Behr Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer. We are looking forward to welcome stem cell scientists from around the world back in Heidelberg in September next year. The detailed date is:

  • Sunday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 12, 2023

We are reaching out to the speakers planned for 2020 and hope to give updates on the speaker panel for 2023 very soon.



Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers have decided to postpone the Stem Cells and Cancer Conference by one year. We will announce the new date and further details soon.

We are currently monitoring the situation to evaluate whether and in which form the symposium can take place or whether it will be shifted to a later date. A decision will be taken latest by mid-June. Please check back then.

The 11th International Behr Symposium on  STEM CELLS AND CANCER will take place in September 2021

Following up on previous conference, the International Behr Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer will take place on September 10 to  September 12, 2023.

It will take place in Heidelberg at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Further details will be announced soon.

Come back and visit www.scc2020.de regularly for further updates.


The list of confirmed speakers has been released and already contains some two highlight keynote speakers!

Further information can be found here: Confirmed Speakers


Conference Video SCC 2018: Five short stories about stem cells and cancer

We have compiled a short clip with highlight stories from the previous conference in 2018:


AML Workshop 2018

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 took place on Sunday, September 16, 2018 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.


Postersession 2018

This years winners of the SSC 2018 Poster session:

1st prize - Colinda Scheele

2nd prize - Nuray Bögürcü

3rd prize - Elena Parmigiani