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Karim Nayernia

Karim Nayernia

Professor of Genetics and Stem Cell Biology at Geneocell
University of Goettingen
Canada

Biography

Karim Nayernia is an alumnus of the University of Göttingen, where he had defended his dissertation in 1993. He worked at the university until 2006,and received his Professorship (Habilitation) in Molecular Human Genetics). In 2006, he was appointed as Professor of Stem Cell Biology at the Newcastle University Institute of Human Genetics. In 2009, he created human sperm-like cells from male stem cells in the laboratory for the first time. Previously, in 2006, he used sperm created from embryonic stem cells to impregnate mice. The mice produced seven pups, although one died and the other six had health problems. His works were reported by several news agencies: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5166462.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8138963.stm http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/jul/08/sperm-grown-stem-cell-fertility http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/apr/13/cancer.stemcells?INTCMP=SRCH Currently , he is studying and working on different projects in the field of Personalized Medicine.

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