Participation in the Cluster of Excellence

CiM Group Leader

  • Research Area A.2: Cell Fate Programmes and Plasticity in Pluripotent and Somatic Stem Cells
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“Every single experiment has to make sense”

Prof. Stefan Schlatt is one of the few researchers working in the field of reproductive medicine in Germany. The fact that a whole human being develops from just two cells is something that still fascinates him regularly. His research focuses on male reproductive functions in order to reduce risks of infertility and find the best possible sperm for artificial insemination. Read the interview

CiM Papers


Trondle I, Westernstroer B, Wistuba J, Terwort N, Schlatt S, Neuhaus N. Irradiation affects germ and somatic cells in prepubertal monkey testis xenografts. Mol Hum Reprod 2017;23: 141-154. Abstract


Klaver R, Sanchez V, Damm OS, Redmann K, Lahrmann E, Sandhowe-Klaverkamp R, Rohde C, Wistuba J, Ehmcke J, Schlatt S, Gromoll J. Direct but no transgenerational effects of decitabine and vorinostat on male fertility. PLoS One 2015;10: e0117839. Abstract


Langenstroth D, Kossack N, Westernstroer B, Wistuba J, Behr R, Gromoll J, Schlatt S. Separation of somatic and germ cells is required to establish primate spermatogonial cultures. Hum Reprod 2014;29: 2018-2031. Abstract


Nordhoff V, Schuring AN, Krallmann C, Zitzmann M, Schlatt S, Kiesel L, Kliesch S. Optimizing TESE-ICSI by laser-assisted selection of immotile spermatozoa and polarization microscopy for selection of oocytes. Andrology 2013;1: 67-74. Abstract
Pan F, Chi L, Schlatt S. Effects of nanostructures and mouse embryonic stem cells on in vitro morphogenesis of rat testicular cords. PLoS One 2013;8: e60054. Abstract


Sanchez V, Redmann K, Wistuba J, Wubbeling F, Burger M, Oldenhof H, Wolkers WF, Kliesch S, Schlatt S, Mallidis C. Oxidative DNA damage in human sperm can be detected by Raman microspectroscopy. Fertil Steril 2012;98: 1124-9.e1-3. Abstract