Matthias Fischer

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Dr. Matthias Fischer is a physician‐scientist heading the Department of Experimental Pediatric Oncology at the University Children’s Hospital of Cologne, Germany. His laboratory is focused on elucidating the genetic etiology and molecular pathogenesis of neuroblastoma, a pediatric tumor of the sympathetic nervous system. In particular, Dr. Fischer and his team is applying high‐throughput technologies, such as massively parallel sequencing and microarray analysis, to discover relevant alterations of neuroblastoma development, to establish prognostic and predictive biomarkers, and to identify therapeutic targets. All of this work is geared to translate novel findings from basic research into clinical practice, in order to improve clinical management of neuroblastoma patients. Dr. Fischer has authored more than 100 peer‐reviewed publications, and served as advisory board member in several national and international committees, covering both basic and clinical research projects.
Period10 Nov 201912 Nov 2019
Visiting fromUniv Hosp Cologne, University of Cologne, CMMC (Germany)
Visitor degreeProf
Degree of RecognitionInternational