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19.06.2017

Diabetes Information booth at the 15th Long Night of Science, Dresden

As in previous years, the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) participated again with its own information booth at the 15th Long Night of Science in Dresden. On June 16th, more than 2,700 young and old scientifically curious guests visited the Center for Regenerative Therapies (CRTD) between 6:00 pm and 1:00 am, setting a new visitor record.

Source: PLID

At our booth, they were taking the opportunity to learn about the current research activities of the PLID scientists on type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In addition to a lecture by Prof. Stephan Speier on "Transplantation, Regeneration and Stem Cells - New Research Approaches for Diabetes Therapy", the PLID staff also offered the possibility to participate in a taste experiment as well as in a "sugar quiz".

Moreover, visitors had the chance to reach insights in the intracellular processes of beta cell after glucose stimulation by using our interactive beta cell poster or to inform themselves about the current state of the Freder1k study.
Last but not least, our guests were invited to dress up like our clean room specialists and take pictures in our photo box, thus keeping the 15th Long Night of Science for eternity.