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Matthias von Herrath's Biography



Matthias von Herrath, Vice President and Senior Medical Officer, Novo Nordisk, Professor, La Jolla Institute

Dr. Matthias von Herrath is committed to clinical translation of immune-based interventions in autoimmune and metabolic diseases, the latter in particular being an exciting emerging field. His expertise and main strength is working at the interface of experimental research to interpret and refine early phase I/II clinical trials in order to optimize strategies for phase 3 trials and drug approval. This comprises translation from various animal models to human interventions, optimization of immunotherapies and their relative ranking, assessment of combination therapies, development of biomarkers as primary or secondary outcomes, induction of antigen specific tolerance in autoimmunity, regulatory cells and clinical T cell assays. In order to be better able to pursue his goal of clinical translation, Dr. von Herrath accepted the position of Vice President and Head of Novo Nordisk’s diabetes R&D Center in Seattle in autumn of 2011. At Novo Nordisk, he built the diabetes translational unit, which is based on less conventional and innovative design. In addition, he took on the task of finding new treatments to diabetic kidney disease in 2017. In 2018 he moved to the CMO office as many of the interventions are now at a later developmental stage and the position allows bridging between patient needs and trial design, biomarkers and basic mechanistic insight.

Understanding disease pathology remains very close to Dr. von Herrath’s heart and Novo Nordisk enabled him to keep an appointment at La Jolla Institute, where he pursues NIH-funded research on the pathology of type 1 and 2 diabetes as part of the national pancreatic organ donor network (nPOD). This is a multinational collaborative effort where data are shared in real time and no intellectual property yet lots of new knowledge on the pathology of type 1 and 2 diabetes is being generated. It is a unique new collaborative paradigm for academic and also industry settings.

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Modeling Immune Mediated Beta Cell Destruction in Human Type 1 Diabetes with Organoids

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 at 16:15

Add to Calendar ▼2020-03-25 16:15:002020-03-25 17:15:00Europe/LondonModeling Immune Mediated Beta Cell Destruction in Human Type 1 Diabetes with OrganoidsMulti-Cellular Engineered Living Systems Summit in Boston, USABoston, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

In the past 15 years we have been studying the pathology of human type 1 diabetes with access to donor pancreata through the human pancreatic organ donor consortium (nPOD). These studies have led to several findings, for example that certain cytokines are generated by beta cells themselves, sometimes under stress, and also that there are probably key factors that render beta cells susceptible to immune attacks. Mechanistically, the importance and meaning of these observations needs to be addressed in a suitable and easily manipulable in vitro system consisting of human islets and immune cells. We have built such a system in collaboration with the company InSphero and will discuss emerging findings.


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