Peter Bader is a Professor of paediatrics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Bader received his medical degree from the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen, Germany, where he completed his training in paediatrics and paediatric haematology/oncology. Since October 2004, he is the Head of the Division for Stem Cell Transplantation at the University Children’s Hospital in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His research is focused in particular on pre-emptive strategies to prevent relapse after allogeneic stem cell transplantation in children and adolescence with malignant diseases. The group has built up a large transplant program focusing on T-cell-depleted transplants using different donors, especially HLA nonidentical relatives after reduced intensity conditioning. Development of cellular therapies posttransplant using tumor and leukemia peptide specific T-cells as well as NK and cytokine-induced killer (CIKs) cells is an important part of Bader’s research activities. An additional research topic is the characterization and application of mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of graft-versus-host disease. Since 2008, Professor Bader is a Spokesman of the Paediatric Working Group for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplantation and the Chairman of the Stem Cell Transplantation Committee of the International BFM Group.
Biography Updated on 9 July 2009