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