7th Ci3-Cluster conference

Mainz, March 2017 – On March 14, 2017 the 7th Ci3-Cluster conference took place in Mainz. The conference looked back at the successes resulting from the past five years of funding for projects in the Cluster for Individualized ImmunIntervention (Ci3) via the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Matthias Graf of Kielmansegg, Ministerialdirektor and Head of BMBF Abteilung 1 – Grundsatzfragen; Strategien; Digitaler Wandel, praised the extraordinary results of the Ci3 Cluster and emphasized the success of the entire BMBF Excellence Cluster program.

Graf von Kielmansegg, along with representatives from the project management organizations Jülich and VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, also got the opportunity to visit TRON gGmbH in Mainz during their conference visit. At TRON, they were given a short overview over structure, mission, as well as technological and methodological competences established at the research institute, focusing on the longstanding collaboration and achievements with the BMBF. Although the limited time at TRON did not allow for a more detailed discussion, attention could also be directed to future perspectives of new, innovative therapy and diagnostic approaches in immunotherapy.

TRON wishes to thank Matthias Graf von Kielmansegg and the representatives of the project management agencies Jülich and VDI for their visit. More information on the BMBF can be found on their website (www.bmbf.de). Information regarding the Ci3 cluster as well as the press release for the 7th Cluster conference can be found under www.ci-3.de.