Mustafa Diken gives a lecture at the EMDS conference in Verona

Verona, September 27, 2018 – The Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society is holding its 32nd annual meeting 27-29 September in beautiful Verona, Italy. This year’s theme is “the crossroad between macrophage and dendritic cells: from immunometabolism to single cell fate.” In this context, TRON’s Mustafa Diken is giving today’s Happy Hour Lecture, entitled “Bringing the

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Djindjic Internship Programme

Mainz, September 2018 – TRON is proudly hosting a scholar from the Zoran Djindjic Program (ZDS). Created in 2003 after the assassination of the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Serbia, and supported by the German federal government, the aim of the program is to provide short internships in German institutions for highly qualified candidates

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TRON Promotes Young Talents

Mainz, September 2018 – TRON is sponsoring two scholarships in the Deutschlandstipendium 2018/2019 of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, thereby supporting two young medical students as part of this Federal Ministry of Education and Research program. Scholarship holders were selected based on proven excellence, exceptional social commitment, and special social or family circumstances.

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Ugur Sahin co-authors Nature Reviews Drug Discovery article

Mainz, September 11, 2018 – TRON is thrilled to announce a review co-authored by Ugur Sahin in the journal Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.   This article gives an over view of nascent RNA immunotherapeutics, including RNA vaccines encoding cancer neoantigens, mRNAs encoding immunomodulatory factors, viral RNA analogues, interference RNAs and protein-binding RNA aptamers. These approaches

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NEW TRON PUBLICATION IN EJNMMI RESEARCH

Mainz, September 7, 2018 – TRON is thrilled to announce an article co-authored by Mustafa Diken and Lina Hilscher in the journal EJNMMI Research (European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Research).   In collaboration with Dr. Matthias Miederer’s group in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Medical Center Mainz, TRON scientists

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1st Science Day 2018 at the University Cancer Center Mainz

Mainz, September 6, 2018 – The University Cancer Center at the University Mainz is host to their 1st Science Day 2018 on September 6th 2018. The event features a variety of young investigators and established scientists presenting their research in the fields of cancer immunotherapy, genetic instability, epidemiology, or drug delivery. Our doctoral student Nadja

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New ITN addresses the studies of pathological processes in cardiovascular diseases

Mainz, August 22, 2018 – The Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) at the University Medical Center Mainz is host to a new Innovative Training Network (ITN) „TICARDIO – Thrombo-Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease“. It will address the studies of pathological processes in cardiovascular diseases. The ITN offers 15 science graduate students the opportunity to develop

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Common goal: More powerful immunotherapies against cancer

Mainz, August 10, 2018 – The new Helmholtz Institute “HI-TRON Mainz” aims to develop effective immunotherapies and identify new biomarkers for cancer treatments. HI-TRON is a collaboration between the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the research institute TRON – Translational Oncology at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Cooperation agreements have

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Challenges towards the realization of individualized cancer vaccines

Mainz, August 10, 2018 – TRON is delighted to announce a Comment authored by Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. “Challenges towards the realization of individualized cancer vaccines” discusses the challenges of optimizing vaccine design, manufacturing and affordability, and identifying the most suitable clinical setting(s). TRON colleagues Martin Löwer, Barbara

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TRON enters into a research collaboration with Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan

Mainz – TRON (Translational Oncology at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz), a non-profit organization and internationally recognized leader in tumor immunology and cancer therapy research, has entered into a research collaboration with Astellas Pharma Inc., a company dedicated to improving the health of people through the provision of innovative and reliable

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OVERCOMING THE INNATE RESISTANCE OF CANCER TO THERAPY

Trento, Italy, June 26, 2018 – Currently, oncologists and cancer scientists face an abiding problem of major proportion, namely the emergence of resistance of certain cancers-some very common- to any therapy during their course. For some of these tumors, such as melanoma and kidney cancer, immune therapy has shown remarkable effects, but only a small

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Krebstherapien maßgeschneidert für jeden Patienten

Mainz, 17. Mai 2018 – Jeder Tumor ist anders. “Krebs entsteht durch individuelle Mutationen”, erklärt Prof. Dr. Ugur Sahin. “Wenn wir uns zum Beispiel den Lungenkrebs verschiedener Patienten anschauen, dann sind diese sehr unterschiedlich. Sie haben im Durchschnitt weniger als fünf Prozent der Mutationen gemeinsam, 95 Prozent sind ganz individuell. Herkömmliche Therapieansätze konzentrieren sich auf

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