Prof. James Adjaye’s was appointed as Director of the newly established Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine (ISRM) in May 2012. He was a group leader of the Molecular Embryology and Aging Group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (Berlin) and co-ordinated livSYSiPS - The systems biology of network stress based on data generated from in vitro differentiated hepatocytes derived from individual-specific human iPS cells (ERASysBio Plus).
This multi-national (Germany, UK, Italy USA and Austria) project employed a systems biology approach to investigate the etiology of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease which comprises a broad spectrum of disease states ranging from manageable stress as in simple steatosis to excessive stress, as in steatohepatitis.
|May, 2012||Chair of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, University Hospital of Duesseldorf (UKD), Germany.|
|2002- Present||Group Leader of the Molecular Embryology and Aging Group, Department of Vertebrate Genomics (Director: Prof. Hans Lehrach), Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany.|
|1996-2001||Postdoctoral Fellow (MRC funded) at the Molecular Embryology Unit (Prof. Marilyn Monk / 1996 -1999) and Molecular Medicine Unit (Prof. Peter Scambler / 2000 - 2001), Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK.|
|1992-1995||Postdoctoral Fellow (Max Planck Fellowship) at the Department of Biochemistry (Director: Prof. Klaus Weber), Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany.|
|1992 (6 months)||Postdoctoral Fellow (Arthritic Research Council Fellowship) at the Rheumatology Unit, Division of Medicine (Director: Prof. Gabriel Panayi) (UMDS), Guy's Hospital, London, UK.|
|1989-1992||PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) at the King's College London, UK. Dissertation : cDNA cloning and immunological properties of a squid neurofilament gene homologue|
|1988-1989||MSc: Biochemistry (Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Biology) at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. Thesis: Cloning and analysis of Alzheimer's disease amyloid A4 protein gene homologue in Drosophila|
|1984 -1987||BSc (Honours) Biochemistry at the University College Cardiff, Wales.|