Cord C. Uphoff

DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Germany


Cord C. Uphoff studied microbiology at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and received the Ph.D. degree in 1995. Since 1995, he is responsible for the virus diagnostic analyses of pathogenic viruses in human cell lines and is involved in the expansion and maintenance of the cell-culture collection at the DSMZ, the German Collection of Micro-oganisms and Cell Cultures, Department of Human and Animal Cell Cultures in Braunschweig, Germany. The research field is leukemogenesis with special emphasis on the expression, regulation, and aberrations of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in leukemia and lymphoma cell lines. The research focus includes further the investigation of the permissivity and replication of Epstein-Barr virus and hepatitis B virus genomes in eukaryotic cells. Mycoplasma detection and elimination remains a permanent field of interest and the routine assays employed at the cell culture collection are implemented and evaluated continuously over the years. Since 2003, he holds a permanent position as a Staff Scientist at the DSMZ. He serves as an Expert in cell-culture technology in different German national councils on the safety of cell cultures.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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