HI-STEM

As part of their official visit to Germany, Prince William and his wife, Duchess Catherine, visited the HI-STEM laboratory on July 20, 2017. Here, HI-STEM group leader Mick Milsom had the chance to introduce them into latest results of his group. The visit was part of a tour through the DKFZ, which was the first stop of the royal visit to Heidelberg.
During the visit, Milsom explained to the royal couple how a misdirected gene in blood stem cells can cause a particularly aggressive form of blood cancer. “The Duchess and the Duke were very interested in how our work relates to the development of new therapies for cancer patients and asked a number of great questions about this.” says Milsom.
“The visit was a great honor for the whole HI-STEM team and will be remembered for a long time by all of us.” says Andreas Trumpp, the managing director of HI-STEM.
  
Royal Visit Lab

Royal Visit Lab

HI-STEM group leader Mick Milsom gives an introduction to blood cell development to the royal couple.
Source: Marijan Murat/DPA
Royal Visit Lab

Royal Visit Lab

Duchess Catherine inspecting leukemia cells in the HI-STEM lab at the DKFZ together with Mick Milsom, Prince William, Winfried Kretschmann (Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg) and Michael Baumann (Chairman and Scientific Director of the DKFZ).
Source: Marijan Murat/DPA