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The University Hospital Essen (UKESSEN) is the largest university hospital for first-rate medical services in the Ruhr region, which combines patient treatment, research and education. One of the major areas of research and treatment is the transplantation of solid organs and of hematopoietic stem cells. It is the 2nd-largest hospital worldwide for allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
The Institute for Transfusion Medicine contains five different research groups, one of them headed by Prof. Dr Bernd Giebel, who is an expert in early human hematopoiesis and Extracellular Vesicles (EV) research. His group focusses on two topics: i) human hematopoietic stem cell biology and ii) the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem/stromal cell-derived EVs.
UKESSEN’s main focus in the Project will be on EV-based therapeutic development for modulation of OA.