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276.2 The ideal modified pig, how many genes are necessary?

Eckhard Wolf, Germany

Molecular Animal Breeding and Biotechnology
Gene Center, LMU Munich


Eckhard Wolf studied Veterinary Medicine at the LMU Munich, Germany (1982-87). Since 1995 he is Head of the Institute for Molecular Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, since 2003 Director of the Laboratory for Functional Genome Analysis (LAFUGA), and since 2014 Director of the Center for Innovative Medical Models (CIMM), LMU Munich. His lab is specialized in the generation and characterization of genetically engineered pigs as models for human diseases (diabetes mellitus, rare monogenic diseases) and as organ donors for xenotransplantation. E.W. is Speaker of the Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Biology of xenogeneic cell, tissue and organ transplantation – from bench to bedside” funded by the German Research Council. E.W. is Member of the German National Academy of Sciences – Leopoldina (since 2000) and Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 2014). He is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the International Xenotransplantation Association.

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