A Cancer Stem Cell Expert: Prof. Dr. Andreas Trumpp, Managing Director of HI-STEM
Andreas Trumpp, an internationally renowned stem cell researcher, is Managing Director of the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM). He was born in Heilbronn, Germany in 1964 and studied biology in Erlangen and Freiburg.
After completing his dissertation at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, he started his postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner Prof. J. Michael Bishop in San Francisco where his great interest in cancer research developed. Later, he founded his own research group at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) in Epalinges/Lausanne in 2000 and was named Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2005. There, he and his team investigated the relationship between stem cells and cancer at the molecular, cellular and whole body level.
Trumpp has served as Director of the Department of Stem Cells and Cancer at the German Cancer Research Center and as Managing Director of the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM) since mid-2008.
Andreas Trumpp looks optimistically into the future: "Stem cell research is an extremely fascinating and promising research area. I am convinced that the results we achieve in this field in the next years will provide great impetus for all of biomedicine!"