Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch

Welche Potenziale hat die Stammzellforschung?

Rudolf Jaenisch

Rudolf Jaenisch

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