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TRON-Translational Oncology at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is biopharmaceutical research organization that pursues new diagnostics and drugs for the treatment of cancer and other severe diseases with high medical need. A focus of TRON is the development of novel platforms for individualized therapies and biomarkers, translating basic research into drug applications. TRON partners with academic institutions, biotech companies and the pharmaceutical industry, executing research with leading-edge technologies and supporting the development of innovative drugs to promote human health.

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2014-09-30 Ebola

TRON guest lecture October 2: Fighting the Ebola Beast: the Race between a Big Virus and Little Antibodies

Mainz, September 30, 2014 – On October 2, Dr. Javad Aman, will give a guest lecture on the clinical development of a vaccine for Ebola. The 1 p.m. lecture at Building 708, at University Medical Center Mainz takes place as part of the TRON Seminar Series in Translational Oncology. Dr. Aman is a molecular immunologist whose research has resulted in the development of a vaccine for Ebola and Marburg viruses, now in late pre-clinical development.

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