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Guest Professor Michael Nathanson to hold two lectures at MedUni Vienna

(Vienna, 5 October 2010) In the middle of October Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael H. Nathanson from Yale University School of Medicine will hold two guest lectures at MedUni Vienna, which will focus on the calcium signal pathways in liver cells and endoscopic imaging.

Prof. Nathanson is one of the most renowned specialists in the field of liver diseases with a key focus on the signal pathways of calcium in liver cells and their pathogenic effects in case of changes. This will also be the subject of the first guest lecture on 14 October, in which Nathanson will discuss the impact of calcium signal pathways of liver growth and explain the possible effects on liver cell cancer and cholestasis (bile obstruction).

The topic of his second lecture on 15 October is Nathanson's second specialisation - endoscopic imaging. In this lecture he will present a new technique for confocal endomicroscopy, which will enable "virtual biopsies" for histological real-time diagnosis during the check. In the field of the liver and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract he will present both EUS- (endosonography/ ultrasound) and ERCP- based procedures.

14.10. at 3 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2: "Calcium signaling in the hepatocyte nucleus: the cell within a cell."
15.10. at 1.30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 3: "Microscopic imaging in the GI tract: confocal endomicroscopy and beyond."

Lecture Hall Centre of the Vienna General Hospital AKH, A 1090 Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20 | Level 7

Short biography:
Michael H. Nathanson, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology, born in 1955, started to study Mathematical Statistics in Berkeley in 1977 and then completed his Masters in Biomedical Engineering at the MIT and his PhD at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he also completed his Masters in Medicine in 1985.
His scientific career then led him to the Yale University School of Medicine, where he was assistant professor and became Director of the Center for Cell Imaging in 1994, since 2009 he also heads the Yale Liver Center.
Nathanson has already received a large number of internationally renowned prizes and works for top-notch medical journals and various scientific societies. His extensive field of activities also covers numerous publications as well as seminars and guest lectures.