Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the LEBAO

Copyright: Nieders. Staatskanzlei / Kerstin Wendt

“I am very impressed by this gem here in Hannover“, said the Federal Chancellor after her visit at the Hannover Medical School on November the 27th 2012. Together with the prime minister of Lower Saxony, David McAllister, she also visited the Hans Borst Center for Heart and Stem Cell Research. Here they were informed about different projects of the clusters of excellence REBIRTH and “Hearing 4 all”. In the LEBAO, the scientist presented new concepts for the therapy of lung diseases and human stem cell-derived heart tissue.

At the end, Angela Merkel discussed current issues with junior scientists at a round table. Altogether, it was a highly informative visit for the chancellor who presented herself good-humoured, friendly, and open-minded.

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