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ISHI Webinar Session No 15 – HLA MATCHING IN TRANSPLANTATION
29 April 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm UTC+5.5
1:30 – 2:30PM IST | 6:00 – 7:00PM AEST | 10:00 – 11AM CST
Speaker: Frans Claas
Frans Claas, Ph.D, is emeritus professor “Immunogenetics of transplantation” at the Leiden University
Medical Center in Leiden, the Netherlands and past-director of the Eurotransplant Reference Laboratory. He
is currently a guest professor at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. The main topics of his research are the
differential immunogenicity of HLA mismatches in clinical transplantation and the immunology of pregnancy
as a model for transplantation tolerance. The studies of his research group have generated more than 700
papers in peer-reviewed journals. He was the initiator of a special program within Eurotransplant to enhance
transplantation of highly sensitized renal transplant patients on basis of acceptable HLA mismatches.
Moderator: Prof. Narinder Mehra
Prof. Narinder Mehra is the former Dean of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and is the
current President of the Indian Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. He started his scientific
career in the area of H & I in the mid 70’s, when this specialty was virtually non-existent in India and its impact
in Biology and Medicine was beginning to be understood worldwide.