Prof. Andreas GreinacherUniversitätsmedizin Greifswald, Germany
Dr. Andreas Greinacher, specialized for transfusion medicine, immunohematology and clinical immunology, is full professor and head of the department of transfusion medicine and the thrombosis and hemostasis service at the Universitätsmedizin Greifswald, Germany.
His research interests are hereditary and immune mediated thrombocytopenias, especially heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and application of biophysics to understand molecular mechanisms of antigenicity of endogenous proteins. He has identified the genetic basis of the HNA-3a antigen, contributed to better understanding of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and lately to VITT. He has published more than 500 papers on these topics and has received several national and international awards.