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Department of Surgery

Prof. Edward K. Geissler, PhD

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Head of Experimental Surgery

January 31, 1960, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

1991 Ph.D. - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Biochemistry minor), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA
1984 Bachelor of Science - Medical Technology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

09/2000 - present Professor, Head of Experimental Surgery, with tenure, Departement of Surgery, University Hospital Regensburg, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
1995-08/2000 Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA
1991-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Surgery and Transplantation
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Transplantation: Executive Editor, January 2015 - present
sponsored by The Transplantation Society (TTS)
( http://www.transplantjournal.com/ )
Transplantation Direct: Executive Editor, January 2015 - present
sponsored by The Transplantation Society (TTS)
( http://www.transplantationdirect.com/ )
Transplantation Research: Editor-in-Chief, March 2011 - December 2014
BMC Journal( http://www.transplantationresearch.com/ )

Guest Editor
Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: Section Editor 2014, January-December 2014, Cellular Transplantation
( http://journals.lww.com/co-transplantation/pages/default.aspx )

Editorial Board
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International (HBPD INT): Editorial Committee Member

2008 Deutscher Krebspreis for Translational Research (German Cancer Society)
1999 Mercator Guest Professorship Award (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
1995 Ortho Biotech/American Society of Transplant Physicians Grant-in-Aid Award
1994 NIH Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

American Society of Transplantation
The Transplantation Society
European Society of Transplantation
European Liver and Intestinal Transplant Association
Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
MISOT Network - Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Solid Organ Transplantation

Society Committee Member
Global Virtual Laboratory (GVL) Initiative: Supported by the Transplantation Science Committee of the TTS in collaboration with The ONE Study to develop standardized protocols for immunological and genetic monitoring of human transplant recipients (2014 - present)
The Transplantation Society Basic Science Committee Member
ESOT Scientific Program Committee Member for 2015 meeting in Brussels, Belgium

Research Projects
1. Study of immunologic tolerance in transplant recipients and in patients with autoimmune disorders.
2. Experimental study of immunosupression and cancer in transplant recipients.
3. EU FP7 Seventh Framework Programme to support translational research in cell-based immunotherapy.
Title: The ONE Study: A Unified Approach to Evaluating Cellular Immunotherapy
( http://www.onestudy.org/ )
4. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft project to investigate early molecular and cellular immunological events that determine long-term allograft success.
Title: DFG - KFO243 ELITE Project: "Early Immunological Determinants of Late Transplant Outcome." ( http://www-kfo.uni-regensburg.de/ )
5. Clinical study of cancer in transplant recipients.
Title: SiLVER Study: A Prospective Randomised, Open-Labeled, Trial Comparing Sirolimus-Containing Versus mTor-Inhibitor-Free Immunosupression in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. ( http://www.silver-study.org/ )

Selected Publications Pdf-File (72 kB)

Teaching and Lecturing
- Research in Experimental Surgery
- Laboratory Training for Research Personnel
- Methods in Transplantation Immunology
- Introductory and Advanced FACS Analysis
- Animals Models for Tumor Angiogenesis Research
- Microsurgery Operating Techniques
- Clinical and Laboratory Hematology
- Clinical Immunology and Bacteriology
- Pathophysiology
- Clinical Hematology/Coagulation Practicum
- Clinical Body Fluids and Urine Analysis Practicum

- Numerous basic immunologic assays
- Flow cytometry
- Western blotting
- Cloning
- Animal organ transplantation
- Tumor models
- Cell product manufacturing

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