Klinikum der Universität zu Köln
The focus of the Institute for Neurophysiology is research on pluripotent stem cells and their applications as unique model systems for developmental biology, in vitro toxicology as well as for future use in regenerative medicine. In addition, disease-specific iPS cell lines are being used as unique in vitro models for understanding the pathophysiology of human heritable diseases. Besides participating in numerous EU collaborative projects, the Institute has coordinated several large-scale integrated EU research projects under the FP6 and FP7 programs, targeting both basic research, technological research and applied science.
Key staff involved in EBiSC
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hescheler (Director of the Institute of Neurophysiology ) – at UKK, is working with ES cells for over 20 years. Beginning with studies on cellular signal transduction, he has defined many important fundamental aspects both for basic research as well as for clinical applications. He has a strong interest in the therapeutic application of ES and iPS cells.
Tomo Saric (M.D. Ph.D.) – received his postdoctoral training at the University of Texas and Harvard Medical School in molecular and cellular biology and immunology. His principal research interest is the application of pluripotent stem cell derivatives for tissue repair and exploring the disease pathophysiology by using iPS cell-based human in vitro disease models.
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