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Professor Dr

Oliver Brüstle

Senator of the Section Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Year of election: 2009
Section: Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine
City: Bonn
Country: Germany


Oliver Brüstle is director of the Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology at the University of Bonn. His field of interest is the biology of pluripotent and neural stem cells and their application for neuroregeneration. In 1999, Brüstle employed a model of a childhood myelin disease to demonstrate for the first time that embryonic stem cell-derived neural cells can be used for nervous system repair.

His scientific contributions relating to the controlled differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into neural stem cells, neurons and glia provide an important basis for the application of ES and iPS cells for disease-related research and the development of cell-based therapies. Brüstle is considered a pioneer in the area of stem cell research. Beyond his internationally recognized scientific publications he has contributed significantly to public acceptance and implementation of this sensitive research field in Germany.




Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 35
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Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 122
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 139
E-Mail archiv (at)leopoldina.org

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