Last update on: 04/09/2009
Cells in Flow
Determining which stem cell (sub) types are best suited for transplants represents the special field of Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Fritsch.
Long before the topic became a trend, he isolated stem cells from patient blood, built up a cryolibrary of frozen blood stem cells. A proven tool of the work group "Stem Cell Biology" is flow cytometry, during which cells are sorted and counted.
There are numerous collaborations with the work group 'Immunological Diagnostics'. The head of the research group Doz. Dr. Michael Dworzak works on improving flow cytometry in order to be able to more efficiently identify and count out certain wide blood cells of leukemia patients. Per year, the teams of Univ.-Doz. Dr. Fritsch and Univ.-Doz. Dr. Dworzak conduct 30.000 cell analyses.
Their objective here also constitutes enabling a corresponding adjustment of the treatment to the unique characteristics of the individual illness.