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.

Curriculum Vitae

May, 2012Chair 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- PresentGroup Leader of the Molecular Embryology and Aging Group, Department of Vertebrate Genomics (Director: Prof. Hans Lehrach), Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany.
1996-2001Postdoctoral 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.
1992-1995Postdoctoral 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.
1989-1992PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) at the King's College London, UK. Dissertation : cDNA cloning and immunological properties of a squid neurofilament gene homologue
1988-1989MSc: 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 -1987BSc (Honours) Biochemistry at the University College Cardiff, Wales.
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