Prof. Maciej Kurpisz MD, PhD, Doctor honoris causa, Head of the Department of Reproductive Biology and Stem Cells, Institute of Human Genetics Pol. Acad. Sci. Poznan. He graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in 1980. Then he was promoted to MD in Immunology and Ph.D. in Genetics. Since 1996 nominated as a full professor. He performed professional training in UK, USA, Japan, Germany and Switzerland.

His interests include: male infertility, andrology, anti-aging, stem cell application in cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

He has published over 400 scientific articles in prestigious journals, books/monographs and book chapters. Among the others in: New England Journal of Medicine, Gene, Genes and Immunity, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Chromosome Research, Circulation, European Heart Journal, American Heart Journal, Nature Clinical Practice, Cell Transplantation, International Journal of Cardiology, Biology of Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Molecular Human Reproduction, Molecular Reproduction and Development, Journal of Reproductive Immunology, International Journal of Andrology, Journal of Andrology etc.

Citations (Web of Science): over 2500 (without self-citations), H-index: 28, cumulative IF over 440.

New technologies developed mostly include stem cell application: 2002 – 2nd in the world myoblast delivery to postinfarction heart at the opportunity of open heart surgery, 2004 – first in the world percutaneous delivery of human myoblasts, 2007 – pioneering trial of human stem cell tracking and migration; 2009 – pioneering trial of intramyocardial delivery to non-ischemic cardiomyopathy; 2010 – pioneering clinical trial of anal sphincter regeneration; 2012 – pioneering trial with intramyocardial delivery of genetically-modified myoblasts. All these listed methodologies aim to optimize and implement stem cell therapy to regenerative medicine. Participation in SSA EEC Project included European Network for Stem Cell Treatment in Post – Infarction Heart which led to form international Consortium with ‘native’ autologous human stem cell application in myocardium. In male infertility were also identified novel genes (TEX 11) responsible for control of meiotic and mitotic cell divisions introduced to molecular platform for infertility diagnosis.

Long lasting collaborations with Department of Cardiology, University of Vienna (post-infarction model in pigs) and Department of Physics, Freie University Berlin (in nanotechnology), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Institute of Cell Engineering, Baltimore, USA, Maggee Women’s Research Institute, University of Pittsbourgh, USA, Lviv National Medical University and National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine (male infertility genetics).

Experience in research projects and R&D projects (with particular reference to those carried out with international cooperation): Prof. Kurpisz is experienced scientist developing new technologies based on stem cell-therapies in regenerative medicine and reproductive biology mainly connected with myopathies, male infertility, genetics and experimental cardiology and andrology. He has successfully sought 70 grants – 61 national and 9 international, among them two grants from the Wellcome Trust, World Health Organization, SSA European Commission including “Stem cells application for myocardial repair”, NATO-Collaborative Linkage Grant, 2 R&D grants of NCR&D (No. NR13 0066 06 “Marital infertility – identification of molecular background as a basis for introducing algorithms for its prevention”, 2009-2012 and No. NR13 0065 06 “Myoblasts and their function in regenerative medicine – clinical and pre-clinical studies”, 2009-2014), Grants No. PBS3/A7/27/2015 “Molecular imaging (including nanotechnology) for monitoring of implanted stem cells and their pro-regenerative functions”–Applied Research Programme (2015–2018); and 2 R&D projects in the framework of STRATEGMED „Prevention practices and treatment of civilization diseases”: EPI CELL “Low molecular weight epigenetic modulators for activation of pluripotency of cells for regenerative medicine purposes” and GRP&ALS “Application of glial progenitors for treatment of ALS” (2015-2019), and other.

Publications

Events

Date:
22-24.01.2014
Where:
Nowy Jork, USA

Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease

Date:
21.02.2014
Where:
Poznań

Poznański Oddział Towarzystwa Biologii Rozrodu

Date:
28.03.-02.04.2014
Where:
Budapeszt, Węgry

11th Congress of the European Society for Immunology of Reproduction

Date:
8.04.2014
Where:
Poznań

XVII Poznański Festiwal Nauki i Sztuki

Date:
25.06.2014
Where:
Poznań

Sesja Naukowa z okazji 40-lecia Instytutu Genetyki Człowieka PAN

Date:
28-29.03.2013
Where:
Odessa, Ukraina

Molecular Allergology and Immunology

Awards

Awarded:
dr n. med. Marta Olszewska
dr hab. n. med. Monika Frączek
prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
Oustanding Paper Award for the best paper published in 2019 in Asian Journal of Andrology
Given by: Editorial Office of Asian Journal of Andrology (Wolters Kluwer)

Oustanding Paper Award for the best paper published in 2019 in Asian Journal of Andrology Olszewska M, Barciszewska MZ, Fraczek M, Huleyuk N, Chernykh VB, Zastavna D, Barciszewski J, Kurpisz M:
Global methylation status of sperm DNA in carriers of chromosome structural aberrations.
Asian J Androl, 2017, 19: 117-124. https://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1008-682X.168684

Awarded: prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
The Ludwik Hirszfeld prize
Given by: Chairman and the Board of Polish Society for Experimental and Clinical Immunology

For his outstanding contribution to development of Immunology in Poland (Warsaw, 8th June, 2017)

Awarded: prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
The award of the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Andrology.
Given by: The Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Andrology.

The award for the oustanding reviewer for professor Maciej Kurpisz

The award of the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Andrology for professor Maciej Kurpisz for the best evaluations of scientific reports in AJA in 2016.

Awarded:
mgr Kamil Wierzbiński
Tomasz Szymański
dr hab. n. med. Natalia Rozwadowska
dr n. med. Agnieszka Zimna
dr n. med. Karolina Nowicka-Bauer
dr n. med. Agnieszka Malcher (Wacławska)
mgr inż. Magdalena Nowaczyk
prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
Nagroda za najlepszą prezentację konferencyjną.
Given by: Polish Cardiac Society.

Oral Presentation: “Potential use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for bioimaging of myoblasts in post-infarction heart stem cells therapy” during the XXI Symposium of the Section of Experimental Cardiology of Polish Cardiac Society and the Committee of Physiological Sciences and Pharmacology; Polish Academy of Sciences; Rynia, 13-15.10.2016.

Awarded:
Tomasz Szymański
mgr Kamil Wierzbiński
dr hab. n. med. Natalia Rozwadowska
prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
Award for the best conference report.
Given by: Forum of Understanding on Nanomaterials and their Interdisciplinary Applications.

Poster: " Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for bioimaging of myoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells for potential use in post-infarction heart stem cells therapy. Serock, 3-5 June 2016.

Awarded:
prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
dr n. med. Marta Olszewska
dr hab. n. med. Ewa Wiland
Award granted by the Main Board of the Polish Genetics Society for the round of publication.
Given by: Main Board of the Polish Genetics Society

"Genetic background of male infertility - comprehensive studies of the genetic material of sperm and gametogenic cells in carriers of chromosome aberrations". 5th Polish Congress of Genetics, Łódź, 19.09.2016.

Awarded: prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Given by: The President of the Republic of Poland

For outstanding contribution to the development of science and for achievements in research and teaching, Poznan, 25 June 2014

Awarded:
prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
dr hab. n. med. Monika Frączek
Waclaw Mayzl Prize
Given by: The Polish Society of Cell Biology and Roche Diagnostics Polska

For the best article published in 2012 in Postepy Biologii Komórki, Krakow 2013.

Awarded: prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
Award of the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Andrology
Given by: The Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Andrology

For the best evaluations of scientific reports in 2013.

Awarded:
dr n. med. Agnieszka Malcher (Wacławska)
dr hab. n. med. Natalia Rozwadowska
prof. dr hab. n. med. Maciej Kurpisz
"Golden Helix"
Given by: The Polish Genetics Society and the Polish Society of Human Genetics

For the poster: “Potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in patients with nonobstructive azoospermia identified by gene expression profile analysis” by A. Malcher, N. Rozwadowska, T. Stokowy, P. Jędrzejczak, W. Zietkowiak, M. Kurpisz. IV Polish Congress of Genetics, 1–13 September 2013, Poznań, Poland.