Johannes BoltzeDepartment of Cell Therapies, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zelltherapie und Immunologie IZI, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany F1000 Faculty Member (since 23 November 2009)
BIOGRAPHYJohannes Boltze was formerly an Associate Faculty Member who worked with Michael Moskowitz to evaluate the literature relevant to their research interests.
Head of the Department of Cell Therapy at Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology in Leipzig
Johannes obtained an MD degree at Leipzig Medical School, Leipzig, Germany and was also trained in neurobiology at Leipzig University. He's currently heading the department of Cell Therapies at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology in Leipzig.
* Society for Neuroscience
* International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
He is actively participating in the STAIR and STEPS groups which aim to enhance quality in preclinical stroke research.
The Department of Cell Therapies comprises four research groups and currently 52 employees (scientific and non-scientific staff), dealing with the fields of stem cell biology (cell aging and iPS cells), stem cell technology (osteogenesis, embryotoxicity and upscaling processes), ischemia research (stroke and myocardial infarction) as well as experimental oncology (cytokine-induced killer cell-based approaches).
Johannes' personal research interests are ischemic diseases, in particular stroke. Next to the development of (stem) cell based therapeutic approaches, his lab is interested in novel diagnostic procedures and sophisticated large animal models. A major focus is strict quality assurance in any preclinical trial performed to enhance the predictive value for future clinical trials. His lab runs numerous collaborative projects with leading institutions in Germany, Europe and the United States.
Since 2010, Johannes is also the head organizer of the International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair. The next symposium will be held in 2012.
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