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Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Freund        
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Prof. Freund
Prof. Mathias Freund has been born in 1949 in northern Germany. He has graduated in medicine at the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tuebingen, Germany in 1974. He has obtained his physician's license, doctorate and his licence as a specialist of Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology at the same institution. His research activities in Tuebingen have been focussed on disseminated intravascular coagulation and shock lung, breast cancer, leukemias and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.

He
1982 moved to the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Hannover Medical School. Clinical activities concentrated there on high-grade and low-grade malignant non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, on chronic and acute leukemias. Besides chemotherapeutic approaches a special interest was in the basic and clinical effects of cytokines. Prof. Freund subsequently chaired the Laboratory of Experimental Hematology there. Activities focussed on cell biologic aspects of the growth and differentiation of acute and chronic leukemias and stem cell biology. Clinical and basic developments have been documented in a series of International Symposia on Cytokines in Hematology, Oncology and Immunology in Hannover in 1989, 1991, and 1993. Prof. Freund has been secretary of the annual meeting of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology in Hannover 1989.

1989 ESMO European Certificate in Medical Oncology.

In October 1994 Prof. Freund became appointed as chairman of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Rostock University. The development of the department currently concentrates on high-dose chemotherapy of hematopoietic neoplasias and solid tumors, bone marrow and blood stem cell transplantation and chronic GvHD. Recently the department is involved in stem cell therapy for myocardial and vascular regeneration.

Prof. Freund has been licensed as a specialist in Hemostaseology and in Palliative Medicine in 2008.

The following business companies have been established in the surrounding von the Department of Hematology and Oncology which is chaired by Prof. Freund:
- M.D. Medical Development GmbH Rostock

- Seracell Stammzelltechnologie GmbH (former Gesellschaft für Stammzelltechnologie Rostock GmbH) and Seracell Pharma AG
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Medical Development in Immunology GmbH Rostock
- Institut für Integrative Medizin an der Universität Rostock gGmbH i.G.
Prof. Freund holds equities in these companies directly and indirectly

Prof. Freund ist Secretary and Treasurer of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology since 1996, President of the Annual Meeting of the German, Austrian and Swiss Societies of Hematology and Oncology in 2005, President of the Cancer Society of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Chairman of the Tumor Center of Rostock and Member in numerous scientific societies. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Seracell AG.

Prof. Freund has published 291 journal articles, 24 books, 88 book chapters and 678 abstracts.

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