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Franciscus Claas

Professor emeritus Immunogenetics of transplantation

Name
Prof.dr. F.H.J. Claas
Telephone
+31 71 526 3801
E-mail
f.h.j.claas.2@umail.leidenuniv.nl

Patient-oriented research is fascinating. The successful clinical implementation of new findings and approaches gives a lot of satisfaction. A source of inspiration is the international collaboration, which is essential to optimize the results of organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Leiden plays a pivotal role in the selection of the best donor via two foundations initiated by my predessor and teacher Jon van Rood: Eurotransplant and Europdonor. The final aim of our studies is to induce donor specific transplantation tolerance, which implies manipulation of the immune system of the recipient in such a way that the transplanted organ is accepted as part of the self whereas the immune response to infectious agents and cancer cells remains intact. The immune mechanisms involved immunological acceptance of the fetus by the mother during successful pregnancy may lead to novel approaches to induce transplantation tolerance.

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Patient-oriented research is fascinating. The successful clinical implementation of new findings and approaches gives a lot of satisfaction. A source of inspiration is the international collaboration, which is essential to optimize the results of organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Leiden plays a pivotal role in the selection of the best donor via two foundations initiated by my predessor and teacher Jon van Rood: Eurotransplant and Europdonor. The final aim of our studies is to induce donor specific transplantation tolerance, which implies manipulation of the immune system of the recipient in such a way that the transplanted organ is accepted as part of the self whereas the immune response to infectious agents and cancer cells remains intact. The immune mechanisms involved immunological acceptance of the fetus by the mother during successful pregnancy may lead to novel approaches to induce transplantation tolerance.

The title of his inaugural lecture was 'Het subtiele verschil tussen mijn en dijn'.

Professor emeritus Immunogenetics of transplantation

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 4
  • Immunohematologie en Bloedtransfusie
  • IHB algemeen

Work address

LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Room number Flex

Contact

Publications

  • Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) Raad van Toezicht
  • Stichting Matchis Raad van Toezicht
  • Universiteit Antwerpen Gasthoogleraar
  • Elsevier Editor in chief Transplantation Immunology
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