Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 19 - 20 Sep 2016
Deadlines Registration closed

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We aim to continue offering our advanced training for the scientific community however we safely can. While some events have been cancelled, many have been rescheduled for a later date and others will be delivered as virtual events.

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Day 1 - Monday 19 September
16.00-17.00 Registration

Welcome address and introduction
Renata Stripecke, CRC 738, Hannover Medical School
Cécile Gouttefangeas, CRC 685, University of Tübingen
Irmgard Förster, CRC 704, University of Bonn


Keynote Session - Networking Analyses Workshop


Might and Power of Career Networks
The strategies of successful people in science, industry and politics

Jasmin Doehling-Woelm, karrierekunst


Speed-Networking with speakers and participants
The  Speed Networking session is opened to all attendees of the conference and will not only provide you with the platform to enhance your skills at effective networking, but will also allow you to meet the speakers, get feedback on research and career in the academia and establish contacts.


Dinner at the EMBL Canteen


After dinner drinks at the ATC Rooftop Lounge

Day 2 - Tuesday 20 September
8.30-8.45 Welcome address
Matthias Hentze, EMBL Heidelberg
8.45-12.00 Session 1 - Gene regulation, hematopoetic cells and inflammation
Chair: Viktor Umansky

A novel stem cell type on the top of the hematopoietic hierarchy
Claudia Waskow, CRC 655, TU Dresden


Epigenetic regulation of cell identity
Jacqueline Mermoud, CRC-TRR 81, Philipps University Marburg


Fate mapping of hematopoietic stem cell activity in situ
Katrin Busch, CRC 873, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

10.15-10.45 Coffee Break

Immunomodulatory functions of the chemokine CCL17
Irmgard Förster, CRC 704, University of Bonn


GPCR signaling in neuroinflammation
Nina Wettschureck, CRC-TRR 128, MPI for Heart and Lung Research


Infections of the nervous system – Nuclear targeting of incoming herpes simplex virus capsids
Beate Sodeik, CRC 900, Hannover Medical School




Session 2 - Advances in immunotherapy
Chair: Hans-Georg Rammensee


Steps to personalized multi-peptide vaccination against cancer
Cécile Gouttefangeas, CRC 685, University of Tübingen


CAR expressing natural killer cells for cancer retargeting
Ulrike Köhl, CRC738, Hannover Medical School


Development of clinically implementable imaging strategies to map defined tumor-reactive T-cell populations within the tumor
Angela Krackhardt, CRC 824, TU Munich

Coffee Break
15.15-18.00 Session 3 - Afternoon discussion and round table session
hair: Renata Stripecke
15.15 -15.35

Quotas - a solution or a burden?
Gerlind Wallon, EMBO


DFG measures to promote equal opportunities in science and academia
Ursula von Gliscynski, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)

15.55-16.15 Shifting the perspective- from equal opportunity for women scientists towards scientists with families
Charlotte Esser, IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
16.15-17.30 Discussions and round table
Moderator: Mehrnoosh Rayner
17.30-18.00 Summing up and Farewell