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Karim Nayernia

Director | Cambridge, England    United Kingdom
Cell And Developmental Biology
Human Genetics, Stem Cell Biology,...More
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Karim Nayernia, Ph.D., is Co-Director of Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Therapy (mmct.eu) in Dusseldorf and Head of Department “Stem Cell Medicine” of mmct. In 2003, he got his Professorship from Georg-August University in Molecular Human Genetics. In 2006, he was appointed as Professor of Stem Cell Biology at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne in UK. In 2010, he got the Honorary Professorship at Durham University in UK. In 2011, Professorships at Erciyes University/Turkey and at Tehran University of Medical Sciences were offered to him. Professor Nayernia received a PhD in molecular genetics from the Medical faculty of the Georg-August University in Goettingen and Bonn/Germany. He got his associate professorship (Habilitation) in molecular human genetics from the Medical Faculty, the University of Goettingen in Germany. In June 2006 he moved from Germany to UK to lead stem cell section at the University of Newcastle and got the title of Professor of Stem Cell Biology. Professor Nayernia’s research focus is molecular mechanisms of human genetic diseases, germline stem cells, cancer stem cells, pluripotent stem cells and tissue regeneration. His lab was the first lab where derived embryonic stem cell like cells from adult germline stem cells and derived the first functional sperm cells from embryonic stem cells. He published his works in more than 75 International Journals including Nature, Dev Cells and Molecular Human Genetics and presented these studies at 230 International and National Conferences. He supervised more than 50 M.Sc and Ph.D. students in the field of Molecular and Cellular Medicine. His pioneering scientific works were recognized by several International Awards

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