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Stem cells and regenerative medicine: Prometheous unbound
December 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
You are invited to a scientific presentation by faculty member Dr Christodoulos Xinaris followed by an interactive session titled ‘Does Research make better Doctors?’
About the Speaker:
Dr Christodoulos Xinaris joined the Medical School faculty in September 2016. He is a Group Leader in the Lab of Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research of Bergamo, Italy. He studied Biology at the University of Athens and obtained his PhD from Athens Medical School. In 2008 he moved to Mario Negri as a “Marie Curie” fellow and joined KIDSTEM, a European Research Network for the development of Stem Cell-based strategies for the regeneration of the kidney. He received training in several high-profile laboratories (including Jikei Medical School in Tokyo, University of Edinburgh, Medical School of Vienna, European Molecular Biology Organization in Heidelberg, and others), focusing on the subjects of kidney development, stem cells, and their participation in regenerative processes. His main research interest is building functional kidney tissue from stem cells for the treatment of kidney disease.
Dr Xinaris has authored and co-authored a number of articles, reviews, and books in the field of regenerative medicine, and delivered talks in various leading nephrology conferences and universities, and received several studentships and prizes throughout his career. In 2016 he was knighted by the President of the Italian Republic for his contribution to science and society.