BIOME Core: Transplantation Medicine

Full Ph.D. program title: 
To improve organ transplantation and to overcome shortages of organ donation and limitations in patient and graft survival after transplantation it is our aim to strengthen the research endeavour “Basic Science in Transplantation Medicine”.
Faculty: 
Medical Faculty
Graduate School of Biomedical Science (BIOME)
Affiliation: 
University Hospital Essen
Description: 

Lecture and research topics of the 18-month curriculum: The University Hospital of Essen is among the leading institutions in Europe in the field of organ transplantation. To improve organ transplantation and to overcome shortages of organ donation and limitations in patient and graft survival after transplantation it is our aim to strengthen the research endeavour “Basic Science in Transplantation Medicine”. In a close cooperation between surgeons, physicians and basic scientists, the main research topics are (I) organ protection and organ regeneration, (II) inflammation and (III) immunity in transplantation.

Lectures in the first half of this course focus on basic knowledge and the clinical aspects of transplantation and in the second on various aspects of basic science in transplantation such as preservation injury, tubular injury induced by immunosuppressive medication, monocyte/macrophage-mediated organ- and recipient inflammation, natural killer cell functions after transplantation, tolerogenic dendritic cells, genetic modification of stem cells, induction of T cell tolerance, modification of T lymphocyte functions due to CNS-immune system interaction, and risk assessment and monitoring in kidney transplantation. Following the lectures, the M.D./Ph.D. students present and discuss their own results in a graduate seminar.

Although this course is specifically aimed at meeting the needs of M.D. graduates for a structured research programme, Ph.D. graduates are also most welcome to sign up for this core for an 18-month period. Thereafter these doctorates (i.e. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. candidates) may join one of BIOME's other cores for a further 1,5 years in order to meet the full three-year participation requirements.

All events

26.01.2016 - 17:00 Natural immunity in transplantation

Lecture

12.01.2016 - 17:00 Role of B cells in allograft rejection

Lecture

15.12.2015 - 17:00 Modification of alloresponses by CNS-immune system interaction

Lecture

01.12.2015 - 17:00 Genetic modification of stem cells

Lecture

20.11.2015 - 08:00 Medical Faculty's Research Day 2015

Scientific Conference

17.11.2015 - 17:00 From idea to clinical application. The history of hypothermic reconditioning in renal transplantation

Invited Lecture

03.11.2015 - 17:00 Liver transplantation

Lecture

09.05.2015 - 09:00 BIOME Workshop - The Process of Drug Discovery

Workshop

25.02.2015 - 15:00 BIOME Workshop - Data Analysis and Biostatistics

Workshop

03.02.2015 - 17:00 Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) in transplantation

Lecture

27.01.2015 - 17:00 Cornea transplantation

Lecture

13.01.2015 - 17:00 Immunological risk assessment after transplantation

Lecture

09.12.2014 - 17:00 Hepatitis infection after liver transplantation

Lecture

02.12.2014 - 17:00 New strategies for the follow-up of patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Lecture

28.11.2014 - 14:00 BIOME Workshop - Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Workshop

25.11.2014 - 17:00 Immunobiology of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Lecture

21.11.2014 - 09:00 Research Day 2014 at the Medical Faculty

Scientific Conference

11.11.2014 - 17:00 Biomarkers or personalized medicine with regard to Graft-versus-Host Disease

Lecture

08.07.2014 - 17:00 Lung transplantation

Lecture

03.07.2014 - 18:00 BIOME BBQ - CANCELLED

Annual Meeting

24.06.2014 - 17:00 Hepatitis infection after liver transplantation

Lecture

17.06.2014 - 17:00 Graft-versus-Host and Graft-versus-Leukemia effect in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Lecture

27.05.2014 - 17:00 Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Lecture

13.05.2014 - 17:00 Introduction of own lab methods

Lecture

29.04.2014 - 17:00 Risk assessment and monitoring in kidney transplantation

Lecture

28.01.2014 - 17:00 Natural immunity in transplantation

Lecture

14.01.2014 - 17:00 Introduction of own lab methods

Method Seminar

17.12.2013 - 17:00 Modification of alloresponses by CNS-immune system interaction

Lecture

03.12.2013 - 17:00 From idea to clinical application. The history of hypothermic reconditioning in renal transplantation

Invited Lecture