Xenotransplantation – Advances and Barriers – solution to growing shortage of life-saving organ donations? (1 CME Point)

Wednesday 25th January 2023 at 3:00 PM CEST time

by Dr. med. vet. Björn Petersen

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Advances and Barriers of Xenotransplantation- solution to the growing shortage of life-saving organ donations?

SPEAKER PROFILE

Dr. med. vet. Björn Petersen

1997-2002 Study of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
2002-2004 Doctoral Thesis at the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics in Mariensee, Germany
2004-today Research Fellow at the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics
Main Research: – Xenotransplantation, PI in the DFG Transregional collaborative research Center 127 “Biology of xenogeneic cell, tissue and organ transplantation- from bench to bedside”, 2012-2024
– Genome Editing in Farm Animals to establish human disease models in a large animal model.
– Genome Editing in Farm Animals to improve productivity, to address animal welfare issues and to decipher host-pathogen interactions to render farm animals resistant to specific pathogens.

AGENDA

History of Xenotransplantation, Xenoantigens, Modifying the pig genome, Non-human primate studies, first pig-to-human xenotransplantation, Current barriers.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. What is xenotransplantation
2. What has been achieved and how far are we?
3. What still has to be done and can it be achieved?

 

 

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