Klinische Forschergruppe 181
Different start points - but one goal:
Improvement of understanding and diagnosis of idiopathic male infertility
2008 - 2011 (Sprecher: Prof. Dr. W. Weidner / Leiter: Prof. Dr. K. Steger)
The Clinical Research Unit will employ inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to methodically investigate major molecular mechanisms crucial to the regulation of spermatogenesis.
2011 - 2015 (Speaker: Prof. Dr. W. Weidner / Leiter: Prof. Dr. K. Steger)
As the testes from infertiliy men contain small areas with qualitatively normal spermatogenesis that allow testicular sperm extraction (TESE) to be carried out, therapeutic testicular biopsies play an important role in the treatment of their infertility. It is this diagnosis that the Clinical Research Unit KFO 181 seeks to improve by applying molecular and cell biology techniques. An outstanding feature of this Clinical Research Unit is the ability to follow up initial findings from animal and in-vitro model systems on cryopreserved and fixed human testicular material.