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IX UniStem Lecture: Oliver Brüstle

April 12th 2013

UniStem is glad to announce:

X UniStem Lecture, held by Prof. Oliver Brüstle from the Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology – Bonn University.

Friday, April 12th 2013 at 12:30 A.M. at Palazzo Greppi – Università degli Studi di Milano – via Sant’Antonio 10 – Milano.

Conference title and registration details will be given as soon as possible.

Oliver Brüstle is Professor of Reconstructive Neurobiology at the University of Bonn. He is also Co-Founder and Scientific Director of LIFE & BRAIN GmbH, a biomedical enterprise serving as translational hub of the University of Bonn Medical Center.

Trained as an M.D., Oliver Brüstle conducted research and clinical work in neuropathology and neurosurgery at the universities of Zurich and Erlangen, respectively. In 1993 he joined the laboratory of Ron McKay at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, MD, USA to study neural stem cells. Upon his return to Germany in 1997, he started is own lab and, in 2002, became director of the newly founded Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology. His field of interest is stem cell research with a particular focus stem cell-based disease modeling and nervous system repair.

In 2000, Oliver Brüstle received the Bennigsen-Foerder Award. Since 2002, he serves as Chair of the Steering Committee and Board member of the Stem Cell Network North Rhine Westphalia. He is editorial board member and referee for several scientific journals and reviewer for numerous funding agencies. Since 2008, he also serves on the board of directors of the multinational European research consortium NEuroStemCell.

Having been the first researcher working on human embryonic stem cells in Germany, Oliver Brüstle was instrumental in shaping the public debate around this sensitive topic and became a fierce political advocate of stem cell research.


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