Institute for Molecular Medicine and Cell Therapy
Nayernia received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the Medical faculty of the Georg-August University in Goettingen and Bonn/Germany. He got his associate professorship (Habilitation) in molecular human genetics from the Medical Faculty, University of Goettingen in Germany. In June 2006 he moved from Germany to UK to lead stem cell section at the University of Newcastle and got the title of Professor of Stem Cell Biology.
Professor Nayernia’s research focus is molecular mechanisms of human genetic diseases, germline stem cells, cancer stem cells, pluripotent stem cells and tissue regeneration. His lab was the first lab where derived embryonic stem cell like cells from adult germline stem cells and derived the first functional sperm cells from embryonic stem cells. His findings were reported world-wide by several News agencies.