Ludovic Vallier will take up the W3 Einstein Strategic Professorship for Stem Cells in Regenerative Therapies at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). Vallier is an expert in pluripotent stem cells. He uses these versatile cells to grow liver organoids, which allow him to study the development and diseases of the human liver. He also plans to use them as a source of replacement tissue for patients with liver failure. In Berlin he wants to optimize organoid production to ensure they are sufficient in both quality and quantity for a clinical trial.
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Read in the article "The Phoenix of the cells" from the series "Elephants & Butterflies - Science in a nutshell" why Ludovic Vallier feels reminded of the mythical creature when it comes to the liver and how he is trying to cure fatty liver with his research.