SFB738 - International Symposium 2017

“Cellular and molecular mechanisms and new therapeutic concepts in transplantation”

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the International Symposium “Cellular and molecular mechanisms and new therapeutic concepts in transplantation” organized by five German Collaborative Research Centers (SFB738 “Optimization of conventional and innovative transplants”, Integrated Research and Treatment Center Transplantation (IFB-Tx), KFO243 “Early immunological determinants of late transplant outcome”, SFB-TRR127 “Biology of xenogeneic cell and organ transplantation”, SFB650 “Cellular approaches to a suppression of unwanted immune reactions – from bench to bedside”), the European “The ONE study” and the Charité Berlin. The meeting will be held on 29 and 30 November 2017 in Hannover in the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) next to the Hannover Christmas market.

We aim in bringing together national research activities in the field of immunology, regulatory immune responses, xenotransplantation, stem cell transplantation, cell- & gene therapy, new innovative grafts, biomarkers and clinical trials. The meeting is addressed to basic scientists, translational researchers and physicians interested in understanding mechanisms of immune activation and its regulation. The topics presented will stretch from basic science to bedside. We are happy that fourteen internationally renowned speakers will contribute to the scientific discussion as well as 28 speakers from our national collaborative research centers. The congress fee is sponsored by the collaborative research centers to enable the participation of numerous scientists and students. We encourage participants to submit a poster for our poster session on the evening of 29 November 2017.

We are sure that you will enjoy the atmosphere of the surroundings and we are convinced that a lively scientific debate will take place.

We hope to welcome you in Hannover in November,


Prof. Dr. Michael Manns
Chairman SFB 738

Dr. Elmar Jäckel
Scientific Secretary SFB 738

On behalf of the organizing committee

Speakers & Sessions - what to expect

Confirmed Speakers

•  Adrian E. Morelli, University of Pittsburgh

•  Mandy Ford, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

•  Menna Clatworthy, University of Cambridge

•  Pierre Gianello, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels

•  Jörg Seebach, Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève

•  Carl H. June, University of Pennsylvania

•  Giovanna Lombardi, King’s College London

•  Wim E. Fibbe, Leiden University Medical Center

•  Stefan G. Tullius, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

•  Gary Levy, University of Toronto

•  Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo, King’s College London

•  Lori West, University of Alberta, Edmonton

•  Sandy Feng, University of California, San Francisco

•  Qizhi Tang, University of California, San Francisco

And 28 speakers of the organizing German research consortia.


•  Innate and adaptive immune responses

•  Regulatory and humoral responses

•  Xenotransplantation and its translation

•  New options in stem cell transplantation

•  Cell and gene therapy

•  Optimizing graft function and new graft options

•  Personalized diagnostic and therapeutic approaches

•  New and upcoming clinical trials

Venue & Housing


Altes Rathaus Hannover
Karmarschstr. 42
30159 Hannover

Phone +49 511 3008040


Concorde Hotel Am Leineschloss
Am Markte 12
D-30159 Hannover

Phone +49 511 35791-0


Venue and accommodation are located next to each other (1 minute walking distance) in the heart of the city and can be reached easily by train (10 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by taxi) or from the airport Hannover-Langenhagen (25 minutes by taxi).

Registration & Support

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our International Symposium in Hannover. Due to the limited number of seats registrations will be handled on a first come - first serve basis. Upon receipt of your online registration you will receive a confirmation mail with all relevant details including conference fee payment information. Your registration will become valid upon receipt of the conference fee (EUR 75,-). All fields marked with * are mandatory. Please be sure to fill in accordingly - otherwise your registration might not be successful.

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