Gesine Kögler acts as a Professor for immunology in medicine and received her Ph.D. degree from the Düsseldorf University, Germany. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology and stem cell transplantation immunology, she served as the Director of the Histocompatibility Testing Laboratory. Kögler acts currently as the Director of the Stem Cell Processing Laboratory with the GMP Unit at the Düsseldorf University and the largest unrelated cord blood bank in Germany. Her current main research topics include the characterization of nonhematopoietic unrestricted somatic stem cells from cord blood and their differentiation towards different lineages, MSC from bone marrow and other sources, and the ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic progenitor cells from cord blood. She serves as a Founding Member of the EUROCORD and NETCORD European and International Union for the Standardization of Stem Cell Transplants and Transplants from cord blood and a Member of the FACT /NETCORD Committee for cord blood standards and numerous international societies. Her areas of expertise include cord blood and cord derived cells: USSC, MSC, and endothelial cells; hematopoietic cell expansion, IPS from cord blood and hepatic differentiation; MSC from bone marrow; and differentiation pathways: osteogenic, chondrogenic, adipogenic signatures of different cell types, Oct4A, and primer design.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2013