June 2017

Review on Single Cell Technologies published in FEBS Lett - congrats to Ilaria and Malak


May 2017

The group contributed to an intriguing story in "Cell"


March 2017

Patrizia receives K.H.Bauer-Prize from the DGCH - congrats!


March 2017



Feb 2017

DKTK Joint Funding Project accepted

Dec 2016

Fabian and Bartosch publish in LEUKEMIA - well done!


Aug 2016

Lena Dorsheimer starts her PhD - welcome onboard

July 2016

NATURE paper with Michael´s contribution


June 2016

Michael nominated for ISEH Board of Directors - go to vote!


June 2016

Susanne´s Review article published


May 2016

Susanne defended her thesis impressively - congrats Dr. Wingert!

April 2016

Colorectal cancer stem cell paper published - congrats Patrizia


Feb 2016

MicroRNA project funded by the Carreras Leukemia Foundation

Jan 2016

Wingert et al. - new STEM CELLS paper- congrats Susanne!


Dec 2015

SUMMA CUM LAUDE - congrats Dr. Nadine Haetscher!

Dec 2015

Tabea received MD stipend from the Adolf-Gutknecht-Foundation - congrats!

Nov 2015

"Micro-RNA controls HSC self-renewal" published in Nature Communications


Nov 2015

Michael published "Inside BLOOD" article


Aug 2015

New PhD student position available


July 2015

Fabian, Bartosch and Michael published review article on stem cells in ALL


June 2015

Rieger group publishes HSC self-renewal story in CELL REPORTS


May 2015

Frederic successfully defended his dissertation (PhD) - congrats Dr. Thalheimer!"

April 2015

BLOOD coauthor paper from Bartosch in the lab - congrats!link

March 2015

Bartosch received prestigeous stipend from the Jose Carreras Leukämie-Stiftung and DGHO - congrats!

Feb 2015

Plenary session talk of Michael at the Keystone Symposium "Hematopoiesis"

Jan 2015

Rieger group contributed to a study published in NATURE link

Basic Mechanisms in Stem Cell Biology

Stem cells raise enormous hope and expectations for regenerative medicine. Since decades hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has become routine treatment for many blood disorders and cancer and is a prime example for successfully applied regenerative medicine. However, many fundamental questions must be addressed for improved therapeutic options in the future.

We focus our research on basic mechanisms that control stem cell fate decisions (self-renewal vs. differentiation, lineage choice, quiescence vs. proliferation). These fate decisions need to be strictly balanced for normal tissue regeneration and for emergency situations, and are dysregulated in diseases (e.g. cancer). We utilize various organ stem cell systems (hematopoietic cells, mammary gland, colon) from mice and humans to unravel molecular and functional clues how these decisions are integrated in normal stem cell biology and how malignant stem cells can be targeted for innovative disease treatment.

Our Mission

We need a detailed knowledge about normal stem cell behavior to create innovative therapies for dysregulated stem-cell driven diseases.

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Prof. Dr. Michael Rieger

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