TRON mentor Prof. Christoph Huber honored as trailblazer of cancer research in Mainz

Mainz, June 25, 2014 – With a scientific symposium to mark his 70th birthday, the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has honored Prof. Christoph Huber as a trailblazing cancer clinician and researcher. Under his leadership, Mainz has become one of the leading national institutes for the treatment of cancerous blood disorders and malignant tumor diseases, and a center for stem cell transplantation and palliative medicine. Huber was also honored for his work in the field of science transfer. He is the co-founder of the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), and the Cluster Initiative for Individualized Immune Intervention (Ci3). He also initiated the founding of TRON, which he continues to advise.

“The Rhine-Main area with its scientific institutions and many innovative and highly productive biotech firms belongs to the internationally recognized strongholds of innovation. To have achieved this, we needed visionaries like Prof. Huber. In over 40 years, not only as a medical doctor but also as a private person, he has tirelessly committed himself to the fight against cancer. This applies to his successful work at the Mainz University Medical Center as well as to the translation of clinical research into commercial applications. For that I would like to give Prof. Huber my sincere thanks, “ says Vera Reiß, Rheinland-Pfalz undersecretary of state for science and research, on the occasion of the symposium.

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Symposium Prof. Huber
From the left: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hofmeister, Vera Reiß, Dr. Veronika Huber, Prof. Dr. Christoph Huber, Prof. Dr. Babette Simon, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Förstermann