Diabetes Information Booth at the 16th Long Night of Science, Dresden

As in previous years, the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institut Dresden (PLID) took part in the Dresden Long Night of Science with its own information booth.

The topic of diabetes attracted many interested visitors. Source: PLID

On June 15th, almost 3000 young and old science enthusiasts visited the Center for Regenerative Therapies (CRTD) between 6:00 pm and 1:00 am, setting another visitor record. At the PLID booth many guests took the opportunity to obtain information about the current research activities on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

This year, the PLID contribution comprised lectures by Prof. Stephan Speier on the topic "Transplantation, Regeneration and Stem Cells - New Research Approaches for Diabetes Therapy" and by Dr. Andreas Müller on the topic "Where does my insulin come from? The beta cell under the microscope". In addition, the visitors had the opportunity to take part in a taste experiment and a "sugar quiz". In a self-produced video, they were able to learn more about the intracellular processes within a beta cell following stimulation with glucose or to learn about the current status of the Freder1k and POInT studies.

Last but not least, the guests were invited to dress up like clean room specialists and take pictures in the photo box, thus keeping the 2018 Long Night of Science for eternity.