Program Schedule

BK Virus

Session: Symposium: New Developments in Viral Load Monitoring in the Transplant Recipient
Friday, October 10, 2014: 9:30 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 114
Hans H. Hirsch, MD, MSc, Dep. Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland

Hans H. Hirsch studied medicine in Germany and South Africa, and biochemistry in the USA. Dr Hirsch trained in medical microbiology at the University of Basel, as well as in internal medicine and specialized in infectious diseases. Dr Hirsch’s research interests include cell biology, pathophysiology and immunology of virus infections. In 2000 he was awarded the Nils-Alvall-Medal of the German Study Group for Clinical Nephrology for his work on polyomavirus BK in kidney transplantation, which was followed in 2003 by the Swiss Pfizer Research Award for Clinical Infectious Diseases. In 2004 Dr Hirsch was appointed extraordinary Professor of Medical Microbiology by the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel, where he now also heads the Division of Diagnostics and the Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics of the Institute for Medical Microbiology at the University of Basel. He also works as a senior physician in the Clinicst of Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiology at the University Hospital in Basel.

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