Welche Potenziale hat die Stammzellforschung?
Rudolf Jaenisch, Faculty Member am Whitehead Institute in Cambridge/USA, stellt in einem Vortrag neue Perspektiven der Stammzellforschung vor.
- 1967 M.D. at the University of Munich, Germany
- 1967 – 1970 Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
- 1970 – 1972 Princeton University
- 1972 – 1977 Salk Institute, La Jolla
- 1977 – 1984 Head of the Department of Tumor Virology, Heinrich Pette Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany
- 1984 Founding Member at Whitehead Institute
- Since 2004 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Area of work:
- Understanding epigenetic regulation of gene expression (the biological mechanisms that affect how genetic information is converted into cell structures but that don’t alter the genes in the process)
- Understanding of embryonic stem cells and “induced pluripotent stem” (IPS) cells, which appear identical to embryonic stem cells but can be created from adult cells without using an egg