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Prof Dr Heiner

Prof Dr Heiner

Niemann Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health
Professor Dr. med. vet. Heiner Niemann is Head of the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics (FLI) in Mariensee near Hannover, Germany. He is Professor for Reproductive Biology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover and Honorary Professor at the Hannover Medical University (MHH). His main fields of research include regulation of mammalian preimplantation development, somatic cloning and epigenetic reprogramming, derivation and maintenance of pluripotent stem cells in livestock, and genetically modified livestock, with special emphasis on xenotransplantation. He supervised ~100 doctoral and PhD students and served on many expert committees related to his research field. He has published the results of his research in >380 peer reviewed papers and spoke on numerous scientific meetings around the globe. He is Past President and Programme Chair of International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) and is a member in other scientific societies. He has been elected as member of the German (national) Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and received several other awards for his achievements, including the 2017 Pioneer Award of the IETS.
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