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Klaus Rajewsky

Prof. Klaus Rajewsky, a world-famous immunologist and geneticist, is best known for his work in developing conditional knockout mice and using them to explore the role of B cells within the immune system. His work has profound implications for understanding cancer and for improving the efficiency and productivity of medical research worldwide.

An M.D. by training, Rajewsky worked for more than 40 years at the Institute for Genetics in Cologne, from 1970 until 2001 as Professor of molecular genetics. In 2002 he accepted an offer to move to the CBR Institute for Biomedical Research at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, US, where he is still continuing his work.


More about his:
> Focus of research
> Experimental approach
> Modeling human diseases in mice

Rajewsky is a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a founding member of the German Society of Immunology and co-founder of Cologne-based biotech company Artemis Pharmaceuticals. He published numerous scientific papers and received several awards including the Avery-Landsteiner Prize der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Immunologie ,Robert Koch Prize, the Behring-Heidelberger Award from the American Association of Immunologists, Deutscher Krebshilfepreis and the Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research. And he holds the Ehrendoktor der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.