German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM)
Prof. Andreas Trumpp heads the Division of Stem Cells and Cancer at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), and is Founding Managing Director of the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM) in Heidelberg, Germany. One of the goals of his team is to elucidate the molecular and cellular basis of hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation as well as to characterize the complex dynamic interactions within the stem cell-niche unit. In addition, the group has recently established a program to functionally characterize malignant stem cells of leukemias and carcinomas at various levels. Analysis of model systems in combination with primary patient derived samples is used to develop innovative strategies to detect and target cancer and metastasis stem cells in clinical settings.