Tatarinow's aster is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a number of ailments; the plant contains an active ingredient known as astin – and it is this agent which cancer researchers are now investigating. However, the plant does not produce the astins itself, as was assumed for a ... more
Dr. Torsten Tonn
Technische Universität Dresden, Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus
Torsten Tonn is Professor for Transfusion Medicine at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Technical University in Dresden. He is also CEO of the German Red Cross Blood Donation Service North/East. Prior to this position, he served as head of the cell and gene therapy unit of the Institute for Transfusion Medicine in Frankfurt/M. His interest is the improvement of quality and safety of cell based products and the translation of advanced cell therapies into the clinic.