Dr. med., Dr. sc. nat. Martin H. M. Sailer
Dr. Sailer is a neurosurgeon and molecular biologist. He specialises in using growth factors and stem cells for tissue regeneration.
1992 - 1998 Studied medicine, University of Zurich
1998 - 2000 Studied molecular biology, University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
2000 - 2004 Visiting fellow / neurosurgeon and researcher, Surgical Neurology Branch (SNB), National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Laboratory research on embryonic, foetal and adult stem cells: Dr. Ron D. G. McKay, Director.
2004 - 2018 Neurosurgeon at the Chur Canton Hospital, University Hospital of Basel, Salem Hospital in Bern
Dr. Sailer graduated with the Swiss MD PhD degree. He is both a neurosurgeon who treats back and brain problems and a stem cell biologist. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Sailer has worked with foetal, embryonic and adult stem cells. He is an expert in stem cell isolation, cell culture and cell transplantation. As a molecular biologist, he obtained a patent for the induction of stem cell migration. Stem cell migration is vital to ensure that stem cells quickly reach the correct area in order to repair and replace tissue there. The patent covers stem cell isolation and the use of a combination of growth factors in order to induce migration in stem cells that do not usually migrate. Over the past 4 years, his research has focused on telomerase in stem cells. Telomerase is the most important protein that drives cell ageing. Dr. Sailer believes that growth factors and the control of gene transcription activity are key to the effective reduction and reversal of the cell ageing process.