The strategic goal of TIREX is to place KU at the forefront of Transplant Immunology Research, Development and Innovation (R&D+I) by the establishment of a Transplant Immunology Research Centre of Excellence, anchored in Istanbul. The Centre will entail the vision and ambition to:

  • fully leverage on the considerable national and South-Eastern Europe potential in the research and clinical field of transplant immunology,
  • liaison and act as a Key Knowledge Hub to link local and regional research capacities in the field with the main European Centres of Excellence;
  • provide a direct interface with well-established international research and clinical communities in particular in Middle-East and Asia, and
  • effectively address the health, demographic change and wellbeing societal national, regional and European challenges through successive scientific advancements.