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When?  September 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where? Campus Niederrad, University Hospital, Building 22, Lecture Hall 1 & Foyer

The UCT Science Day aims at connecting the different disciplines of cancer research at the University Hospital Frankfurt, the Goethe University and its affiliated institutions and focuses on scientific exchange and networking. All clinicians and scientists working in the field of cancer research are encouraged to join this event!

We are happy to announce that this year’s keynote lecture will be held by Dr. Gerold Bepler from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at the Wayne State University in Detroit, USA.

If you would like to showcase your work at the UCT Science Day, you can apply for a talk or a poster presentation by submitting an abstract using the form below. The abstract deadline is May 15, 2019. The best posters and the best talk will be awarded!

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

The Organizers
Christian Brandts, Emmanouil Fokas and Hind Medyouf

The Members of the Scientific Organizing Committee
Peter Bader, Halvard Bönig, Christian Brandts, Christian Buchholz, Henner Farin, Emmanouil Fokas, Florian Greten, Patrick Harter, Manuel Kaulich, Stefan Knapp, Donat Kögel, Daniela Krause, Stefan Liebner, Hind Medyouf, Ute Modlich, Christian Münch, Thomas Oellerich, Albrecht Piiper, Karl-Heinz Plate, Yvonne Reiss, Michael Rieger, Claus M. Rödel, Tobias Schmid, Hubert Serve, Lisa Sevenich, Joachim Steinbach, Alexander Steinle, Evelyn Ullrich, Sjoerd van Wijk, Meike Vogler, Oliver Waidmann, Andreas Weigert, Winfried Wels, Peter Wild


8:15 Registration
Session I
Lecture Hall 1
Chair: E. Fokas & H. Medyouf
9:00 Welcome & Introduction
Emmanouil Fokas & Hind Medyouf
9:15 3D model for CAR-mediated cytotoxicity using patient-derived colorectal cancer organoids (T01)
Theresa E. Schnalzger
9:30 In vivo generated human CAR-T cells eradicate tumor cells (T02)
Shiwani Agarwal
9:45 Phosphatidylserine synthase 1 – a new target shaping tumor-related inflammation (T03)
Christina Dillmann
10:00 The myeloid immune landscape in lung-to-brain-metastasis (T04)
Michael Schulz
10:15 TAM receptor tyrosine kinases as novel innate immune checkpoints in cancer (T05)
Aleksandra Nevmerzhitskaya
Poster Discussion I & Coffee
10:30 – 11:50 Posters p1 – p36
Session II
Lecture Hall 1
Chair: D. Krause & S. van Wijk
11:50 Introduction Mildred Scheel Career Center (MSNZ)
Christian Brandts
12:00 Adapter CAR T-cells (AdCAR-T) allow precise control on effector function, prevent antigen evasion and enable differential target cell lysis, based on complex antigen expression profiles (T06)
Patrick Schlegel
12:15 Resistance mechanisms to SYK inhibition in AML (T07)
Anjali Cremer
12:30 The functional role of serine hydroxymethyltransferase in Burkitt's lymphoma (T08)
Anne Wilke
12:45 Induction of ferroptosis combined with HGMB1 blockade sensitizes hepatocellular cancer for checkpoint blockade (T09)
Fabian Finkelmeier
Poster Discussion II & Lunch Buffet
13:00 – 14:30 Posters p37– p73
Session III
Lecture Hall 1
Chair: P. Zeiner & T. Oellerich
14:30 Specific and targetable interactions with the bone marrow microenvironment govern outcome in Imatinib-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia (T10)
Rahul Kumar
14:45 Efficient tumor therapy with an antibody inhibiting shedding of MICA molecules (T11)
Younghoon Kim
15:00 Combination therapy of CAR-NK cells and anti-PD-1 antibody results in high efficacy against advanced-stage glioblastoma in syngeneic mouse model and induces protective anti-tumor immunity in vivo (T12)
Florian Strassheimer
Keynote Lecture
Lecture Hall 1
Chair: C. Brandts
15:15 The evolution of Phase I clinical trials
Dr. Gerold Bepler
Foyer & Lecture Hall 1
Chair: E. Fokas & H. Medyouf
16:15 – 16:40 Pretzels and beer (Foyer)
16:40 Closing remarks with
UCT Best Poster Award & UCT Best Talk Award
17:00 End


Organizational Information

Abstract submission was closed on May 19, 2019.

Posters should be printed in DIN A0, which is 84.1 cm (width) x 118.9 cm (height). Poster stripes and pins for poster setup will be provided at the conference venue.


Should you have any questions, please contact:

Stefanie Graf
phone: 069 / 6301-87763
mail: uct-events@kgu.de
Tinka Haydn
phone: 069 / 6301-7251
mail: uct-events@kgu.de