The Federal State Budgetary Institute «The Nikiforov Russian Center of Emergency and Radiation Medicine»
The Ministry of Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.


A visit of professor M. Tilanus (the Netherlands)

10 March 2010

Professor Marcel G.J. Tilanus, a director of transplantation immunology laboratory in Maastricht university hospital (the Netherlands) came with a visit to Saint-Petersburg and NRCERM on March 9th, 2010.
Professor M. Tilanus got acquainted with the main treatment and diagnostic departments of the clinic № 1 and paid special attention to the activity of the laboratory and diagnostic units (Genetic Diagnosis Department, Laboratory for Cell and Humoral Immunity, Laboratory of Spectrometry of Human Irradiation and Laboratory of Element Analysis).
During the negotiations held in the atmosphere of mutual understanding the director of the Centre, professor S. Aleksanin told about the construction of the clinic №2, especially on the opportunities of the international scientific collaboration connected with its opening. Professor M. Tilanus from his part emphasized that his visit should be a start for a long-lasting mutually beneficial cooperation in the sphere of immunogenetics and transplantation.
In the end of his visit professor M. Tilanus presented his lecture to the personnel of NRCERM on topic: “Unrelated stem cells transplantation”, devoted to the methodical and methodological aspects of HLA-typing to find unrelated donors of stem cells. Lecture provoked a vivid scientific discussion, which touched upon questions of immunology, immunogenetics and different courses of applied medicine in stem cells use.

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