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Tabula rasa – Hands-on science

Urania Berlin | Vera Zywitza, MDC: Using stem cells to prevent species extinction | Jochen Müller: Microscopy exhibition of the MDC

To kick off Berlin Science Week, Urania Berlin offers a forum where research, politics and the public can meet: the "Tabula rasa" science fair. Here you can learn more about the diversity of science in Berlin. For example, a jury has selected 25 exceptional projects from numerous proposals for poster sessions with young Berlin scientists. Dr. Vera Zywitza from the MDC's technology platform "Pluripotent Stem Cells" will be among them. She will explain how stem cell technologies and assisted reproduction can help to save the Northern White Rhino from extinction after all - although there are only two female animals left.

The accompanying program includes an interactive robotics area, a short film program on urban nature and climate protection, an author slam and much more. Starting at 3 p.m. in the Kleist Hall, Dr. Jochen Müller will talk about how microscopes revolutionized biology and medicine from the middle of the 19th century onwards and - starting in Berlin - founded an entire industry. The 200-year history of Berlin microscopes is also the subject of the exhibition "invisible, visible, seen through" by MDC scientist Professor Helmut Kettenmann.

Full Tabula Rasa program (German)

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