Thursday, 25th of January 2024 at 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Welcome by: Sabine Baumgart, Bertram Bengsch, Desiree Kunkel, Henrik Mei, Axel Schulz, Sarah Warth

Welcome talk by Ezio Bonifacio

Ezio Bonifacio Copyright TUD Magdalena Gonciarz

Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus der TU Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden

Ezio Bonifacio, Professor at the Technische Universität Dresden, has been actively working in the area of type 1 diabetes prediction and prevention for over 35 years. He has been instrumental in developing, harmonizing and applying measurements of autoimmunity to understand the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and to aid in the disease prediction. He has been active in searching for immune changes early in the disease process and trying to understand why islet autoimmunity has a peak incidence in the first years of life. With GPPAD, he and his collaborators have opened newborn genetic screening for primary prevention of type 1 diabetes and together with Anette Ziegler has implemented general population childhood screening for pre-symptomatic type 1 diabetes.