New Smart Treatments to Fight Blood Diseases

Exploit a zebrafish’s well-demonstrated mechanism of regeneration, for transposition to humans


Hematopoietic stem cells are capable of regenerating themselves, which presents enormous potential for ensuring regeneration of all blood cells.



The project consists of studying the replication mechanisms of hematopoietic stem cells in laboratory zebrafish and of transposing the protocol in human cells in order to create new treatment solutions for diseases such as anemia and leukemia.


project manager

Professor Julien Bertrand, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Immunology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Professor Thomas Matthes, Deputy Head Physician and Clinical Professor, Hematology Division, Oncology Department, Geneva University Hospitals

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