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A generous gift of £3.3million from the entrepreneur, private investor and philanthropist Mr André Hoffmann has secured the future of an Oxford Chair in Developmental Medicine.

Professor Georg Holländer, an expert in developmental biology and Head of the Department of Paediatrics at Oxford, currently holds the Chair. With this support, Professor Holländer will be able to advance our knowledge of how cells of the immune system grow and differentiate during foetal development and early life, resulting in the normal formation of our tissues and organs. This knowledge is vital in underpinning regenerative medicine, an area of scientific study that promises to transform patient care in the 21st century by reactivating cells to restore function after injury or disease.

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