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November 4–6, 2024Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Klein
Director at Care-for-Rare Foundation


Education and degrees

1983 to 1990 University Ulm and LMU

1991 MD (University Ulm)

1993 Magister Artium Philosophy (LMU)

2000 Dr ès sciences Immunology (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)

Academic appointments

1991 to 1995 Intern in Pediatrics, Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, LMU Munich

1991 to 1994 Résident, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris

1994 to 1995 Resident, University Children‘s Hospital Freiburg, Germany

1995 to 1998 Clinical Fellow, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Boston Children´s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

1998 to 2000 Instructor in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston USA

2000 to 2008 Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology MHH

2008 to 2011 Chairman, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, MH Hannover

Since 2011 Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Dr. von Hauners Children’s Hospital LMU

Honors and Awards

1997 American Society of Hematology Scholar Award, 2006 Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial Award (UICC), Japan, 2006 Kind-Philipp-Prize, German Society of Pediatric Hematology, 2007 GlaxoSmithKline Prize for Clinical Research, 2007 Rudolf-Schön-Prize, Hannover Medical School, 2007 Adalbert-Czerny-Prize, German Society of Pediatrics, 2010 Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize, DFG, 2011 Eva-Luise Köhler Prize, 2011 Paul Martini Prize, 2011 William-Dameshek Prize, American Society Hematology, 2013 Hector Science Award, 2014 Elected member, American Society of Clinical Investigation 2014 Honorary Professorship, Isfahan University Medical Sciences, Iran, 2015 Cusanus Prize, 2016 Khwarizmi International Award, Iran, 2021 Member, German Center of Child Health

Five original publications (out of ca. 300)

  • Glocker E, … Klein C. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Mutations affecting the IL10 Receptor. New Engl J Med 361:2033-2045 (2009)
  • Boztug K, … Klein C. Stem-cell gene therapy for the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine 363:1918-27 (2010)
  • Boztug K, … Klein C. JAGN1 deficiency causes aberrant myeloid cell homeostasis and congenital neutropenia. Nat Genet. 46:1021-7 (2014)
  • Witzel M, .... Klein C. Chromatin-remodeling factor SMARCD2 regulates transcriptional networks controlling differentiation of neutrophil granulocytes. Nat Genet. 49:742-752 (2017)
  • Kotlarz D, …. Klein C. Human TGG-beta deficiency causes severe inflammatory bowel disease. Nat Genet 50:344-348 (2018)

Agenda Sessions

  • The dynamic role of data in rare diseases and personalized medicine