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At the top of the world with personalized cancer immunotherapy

Official foundation ceremony of HI-TRON Mainz Mainz, February 14, 2019 – The new Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology (HI-TRON Mainz) is to become one of the world’s leading centers for personalized cancer immunotherapy. This is the ambitious goal of the cooperation partners German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Research Institute Translational Oncology (TRON gGmbH)

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TRON celebrates young talent

Mainz, January 31, 2019 – TRON celebrates young talent 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. On January 31st, the festive dinner for Deutschlandstipendium sponsors and scholarship holders took place

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Neoepitope specific T cells can be functionally irrelevant

Mainz, December, 2018 – TRON is proud to have taken part in the research that lead to this publication in OncoImmunology. This publication – in collaboration with scientists from BioNTech, DKFZ, JPT, and the University Medicine Mainz – points to hurdles on our way to highly personalized cancer immunotherapy. The research group investigated neoepitope-specific CD8+

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Nanomedicine and macroscale materials in immuno-oncology

Mainz, November 27, 2018 – TRON is delighted to announce an article published in Chemical Society Reviews co-authored by Mustafa Diken. In collaboration with a European team of scientists working on nanomaterials in medicine, Dr. Diken provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art concerning nano- and macroscale materials and their application in immunotherapy. Covering current

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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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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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